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ClementsFFA places 2nd in Texas FFA State Career Development Event

May 9, 2019

Members of the Clements FFA chapter traveled to Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, May 3, to compete in the state Floriculture Career Development Event.

Clements FFA placed 2nd in the Floriculture contest. Team members included: Catherine Scott, Isabella Golemi, Emma Lee and Haley Knecht. Lee placed 1st in individual.

Schools from across the state (1A-6A) all compete in the same contest. Overall, there were 1,113 schools that competed in the floriculture contest and the Clements team took second place. This is a record for the highest placing a Clements HS team has received at the state contest in any CDE (Career Development Event)/judging events.

Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. More than 15,550 students began the statewide tournament in 28 different events which reflect classroom instruction in technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 129,000 active FFA members. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions.