GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Middle School Tool Identification 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 top teams and high individual in each category received awards sponsored by Mr. John Cloran, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

The purpose of the Tool Identification CDE is to develop the ability to correctly identify the names and uses of a variety of tools common to the Agricultural Education Curriculum.

Middle School Teams Score
FROSTPROOF MS 421
OCOEE MS 407
BUFFALO CREEK 403
BRONSON MS 393
OKEECHOBEE YEARLING 389
CHIEFLAND MS 382
GRAY MS 380
LINCOLN MS 368
NORTH MARION MS 364
CORNER LAKE MS 361
LAKE BUTLER MS 358
HIGH SPRINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL 353
FORT KING MS 352
CLERMONT MS 352
SunRidge MS 351
GLADES DAY MS 349
JENKINS MS 347
OKEECHOBEE OSCEOLA MS 347
TURKEY CREEK MS 341
LAFAYETTE MS 338
KATHLEEN MS 333
PIEDMONT LAKES MS 332
SUWANNEE MS 332
WOLF LAKE MS 332
MADISON CENTRAL MS 328
DUNNELLON MS 326
CRYSTAL LAKE MS 324
AVON PARK MS 319
HAILE MS 319
MARTINEZ MS 316
HILL GUSTAT MS 312
WESTWOOD MS 311
DESOTO MS 311
APOPKA MEMORIAL MS 310
OSCEOLA MS 310
NOLAN 306
SEBRING MS 306
TOMLIN MS 302
INTERLACHEN JR 301
BRANFORD MS 298
FORT MEADE MS 296
WILLISTON MS 291
LAKE PLACID MS 291
DELAND MS 290
RODGERS MS 275
DOWDELL MS 274
BRADFORD MS 264
ROOSEVELT 264
MULBERRY MS 258
MANN MS 250
STAMBAUGH MS 229
MULRENNAN 188
BOONE MS 90

The highest scoring, overall individual for this event was Ryan Respress (Frostproof MS).

Frostproof MS team members included Colling Byrd, Jose Trejo-Meji, Logan Hyatt, Ryan Hespress.  The advisors are Clay Brantley and Scarlett McCullers.

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.

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News Release – 2014 State Tool ID CDE

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