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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the finalists in the 2016 Agricultural Electrification Essay Career Development Event. The top ten finalists will interview and compete in the Agricultural Electrification Finals to be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the 88th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo in Orlando.

The top five finalists will be recognized and the winner will be announced during the 4th General Session on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  All award finalists should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

First Name Last Name Chapter
Barrett Young Branford MS
Megan Crosson Cornerstone Christian Academy MS
Josh Scurlock Cottondale MS
Thomas Beardsley Fort White MS
Andrew Faul Fort White MS
Faith Ann Higgins-Weekley Fort White MS
Jack Brosky Tomlin MS
Karley Drapp Tomlin MS
Emma Poole Tomlin MS
Matthew McCleary Wilkinson MS


The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year.  Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.


The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nealy 18,000 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 Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.


Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.


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.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit


Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.


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