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|
|NORTH MARION MS||364|
|CORNER LAKE MS||361|
|LAKE BUTLER MS||358|
|HIGH SPRINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL||353|
|FORT KING MS||352|
|GLADES DAY MS||349|
|OKEECHOBEE OSCEOLA MS||347|
|TURKEY CREEK MS||341|
|PIEDMONT LAKES MS||332|
|WOLF LAKE MS||332|
|MADISON CENTRAL MS||328|
|CRYSTAL LAKE MS||324|
|AVON PARK MS||319|
|HILL GUSTAT MS||312|
|APOPKA MEMORIAL MS||310|
|FORT MEADE MS||296|
|LAKE PLACID MS||291|
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.