GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Middle and High School Citrus Career Development Event. The winners of this event will be recognized at the 87th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo in July. The competitive event was held on December 2 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City. The event was coordinated by Mr. David Byrd.
The top teams and high individual in each category received awards sponsored by Bowen Brothers, Inc., as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.
The purpose of the Citrus CDE is to stimulate learning activities focused on the production and management of citrus fruit.
|Middle School Teams
|High School Teams
|SOUTH SUMTER MS
|CRYSTAL LAKE MS
|SOUTH SUMTER SR
|WOLF LAKE MS
|LAKE GIBSON MS
|HILL GUSTAT MS
|J.F. ST. MARTIN
|DUNDEE RIDGE MS
|EAST RIDGE SR
|AVON PARK MS
|LAKE GIBSON SR
|TURKEY CREEK MS
|LAKEWOOD RANCH JR
|OKEECHOBEE OSCEOLA MS
|LAKEWOOD RANCH SR
|AVON PARK SR
|LAKE PLACID MS
|FORT MEADE MS
|HAINES CITY SR
|FORT MEADE SR
|LAKE PLACID SR
The highest scoring, overall individuals for this event were Blair Buchanon (Kathleen) and Gabe Arias (Barrington).
Kathleen team members included Blair Buchanon, Brevyn Foreman, Canyon Albrigh and Katie Harwell. The advisor is Ms. Keitha Hall.
Barrington MS team members included Brooke Johnson, Gabe Arias, Katalina Arias, and Madison Smith. The advisor is Mr. Greg Lehman.
About FFA Career Development Events (CDEs)
Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market. FFA members in Florida compete in over 30 event areas each year, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams. CDEs allow students to prepare for over 300 careers in agriculture and other industries by applying their knowledge and skills obtained from classroom instruction in agricultural education programs.
About the Florida FFA Association
The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.
The FFA Mission
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.