Following victory in the chapter and regional competitions, the Daviess County High School FFA Chapter competed at the Kentucky FFA Association's state convention.

The students participated in numerous different competitions at the convention, from Impromptu Speech to SAE Proficiency contests.

"I am very proud of them," said DCHS FFA advisor Craig Howard. "They did a great job representing Daviess County High School."

According to a press release from DCPS Public Relations Coordinator Lora Wimsatt, Daviess County saw six students participate in the Impromptu Speech contest.

In this contest, contestants give a three to six-minute speech over a topic in the agricultural industry.

These speeches are inspired by the contestant's Supervised Agricultural Experience.

According to the Kentucky FFA website, an SAE is "any learning experience that an agricultural education student does which enhances what is learned in the classroom/laboratory."

Philip Caldbeck competed in the Crop Impromptu competition, Ethan Carmon in Horse Impromptu, Georgia McCrady competed in Dairy Impromptu, Alayna Petri in Greenhouse and Colton Askins in Turf and Lawncare Impromptu.

Another aspect of state convention was the awarding of State Degrees, the second highest award given in FFA.

Daviess County's recipients of the State Degree were Alison Howard, Georgia McCrady, Colton Askins and Katlyn Kirk, according to the release.

"The kids did a fantastic job representing our chapter at the State FFA Convention," Howard said. "They gave great speeches and worked really hard on their SAE projects throughout the year."

Jack Dobbs, 270-691-7360, jdobbs@messenger-inquirer.com

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