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Mason FFA Recognized at Hill District Banquet
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 7, 2014

Mason FFA Chapter members recently attended the Hill District FFA Banquet in Fredericksburg on Monday, April 28, 2014. The banquet is held annually to recognize the accomplishments of fourteen FFA Chapters in the district. Students also have the opportunity to compete in degree work, public speaking, a talent contest, and officer elections.

The Mason FFA Chapter was awarded plaques for each top three placings in Leadership Development Event and Career Development Event contest for the 2013-2014 school year. Accepting the plaques were Alexandria Baltierra and Lexi Sills, voting delegates for the banquet. Placings are as follows: 2nd Range Plant I.D., 2nd Range Evaluation, 1st Dairy Cattle Evaluation, 2nd Horse Judging, 3rd Sr. Creed Speaking, 3rd Land Judging, 3rd Greenhand Creed, 1st Talent Competition, 2nd Greenhand Chapter Conducting. Mason FFA was also recognized as the second place chapter in Sweepstakes points for the year.

Hill District Officer elections were held for the 2014-2015 year. Heather Shaw, daughter of Chris and April Shaw, was elected District Student Advisor. Shelby Comey, daughter of Cody and Heidi Comey, will represent Mason as the newly elected Hill District President. Shelby also advanced to the Area VII FFA Convention by placing first in the FFA Talent Competition. Hill District Officer and Mason FFA Chapter Member, Luis Castillo, was on hand to help conduct the banquet and “pass the torch” to the incoming FFA Officers.

Congratulations to these students and the Mason FFA Chapter for another successful year. The Area VII FFA Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 17. Mason will be recognized for their Area VII placings. For more information about the Mason FFA Chapter contact Jarrod Usener or Lance Rasch at (325) 347-1122.

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