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GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the winners of the State Citrus Career Development Event.  The winners of this event will be recognized at the 88th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo in July.  The competitive event was held on December 1, 2015 in Haines City, FL.

The top five teams received awards sponsored by Polk County Farm Bureau and Coca-Cola Refreshments, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

The Citrus Career Development Event stimulates learning activities to the production and management of citrus fruit.

The High Individuals were Sarah Shipley from the Kathleen FFA Chapter and Macie Lamb from the Barrington MS FFA Chapter. Kathleen team members included Sarah Shipley, Mikayla Myers, Alex Yelvington and Lacee Richardson.  Their advisor is Keitha Hall. Barrington team members included Macie Lamb, Charlotte Byrnes, Rebecca McGuin and Chloe Murphy.  Their advisor is Greg Lehman.

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High School Teams

      Placing   Total  Team

1       1358  KATHLEEN SR

2       1254  LENNARD

3       1174  DURANT


5       1098  LAKE GIBSON SR

6       1078  HAINES CITY SR

7       1062  LAKEWOOD RANCH SR

8       1042  SOUTH SUMTER JR

9       1038  AUBURNDALE SR

10      1022  NEWSOME

11      1011  HARDEE SR

12      1006  EAST RIDGE

13        986  CLEWISTON

14        982  LAKEWOOD RANCH JR

15        965  FROSTPROOF SR

16        930  SOUTH LAKE SR

17        930  LAKE MINNEOLA

18        914  PALMETTO

19        898  BRADEN RIVER

20        894  WEKIVA

21        882  SOUTH LAKE JR

22        882  WEST ORANGE SR

23        882  SEBRING SR

24        854  JF ST MARTIN

25        786  APOPKA SR

26        770  AVON PARK SR

27        706  LAKE WEIR SR

28        656  LAKE PLACID

29        614  WINTER HAVEN

30        610  DR PHILIPS

31        582  LECANTO SR

32        530  FT MEADE SR

33        406  SOUTH SUMTER SR

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Middle School Teams

      Placing   Total  Team

1       1114  BARRINGTON MS

2         946  CLERMONT MS


4         930  CRYSTAL LAKE MS

5         898  OCOEE MS

6         874  LAKE GIBSON MS

7         858  DUNDEE RIDGE MS

8         845  SOUTH SUMTER MS

9         806  FROSTPROOF MS

10        790  WOLF LAKE MS

11        782  GRAY MS

12        734  AVON PARK MS

13        730  CLEWISTON MS


15        698  TURKEY CREEK MS

16        638  HILL GUSTAT MS

17        542  KATHLEEN MS

18        525  BARTOW MS

19        510  WESTWOOD MS

20        498  LAKE PLACID MS

21        454  FT MEADE MS

22         442  UMATILLA MS[/column] [/columns]


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.

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