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Orlando, Fla. – The Tomlin Middle School FFA Chapter won the State Opening and Closing Ceremonies Career Development Event. The chapter was recognized at the 84th Annual State FFA Convention.

The Opening Ceremonies Career Development Event requires team members to perform the official ceremonies that are used to open and close FFA meetings. Participants are judged on their accuracy, poise and delivery.

The top five teams in the state received trophies from the state sponsor, Florida Association of Agricultural Educators. Other chapters in the top five that were recognized:

5th place: Lake Asbury Middle

4th place: Williston Middle

3rd place: Clermont Middle

2nd place: McLaughlin Middle

Tomlin FFA Chapter members who participated in the event include Anna Conrad, Clay Joyner, Meredith DelCastillo, Ally Baker, Hayley Liley, Ethan Bond and Arie Fry. Jason Steward and Emily Petrilli are the chapter advisors.

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members 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.  Honoring past and present accomplishments, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders for the future.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with 16,000 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.


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