Tishomingo County FFA Members Bound for Nationals

Members of the Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center FFA Chapter competed in several competitions at the 86th Mississippi FFA State Convention held at Mississippi State University. All of the members that competed did an outstanding job. There were eight members of the chapter that competed in seven competitions. Cela-Cathryn Taylor placed 3rd in the Junior FFA Creed competition. Claire-Mann Taylor placed 2nd in the National Creed Competition. Both of these individuals memorized and recited the FFA Creed to a panel of judges and answered questions regarding the meaning of the FFA Creed. Noah Carpenter took first place in the Senior Employability Skills competition. The Employability Skills competition requires members to engage in a rigorous, multiple-step competition including resume, job application, correspondence, interviews, and job offers. Noah Carpenter, Maliyah Myrick, and Claire-Mann Taylor won first place in the Marketing Plan competition. The Marketing Plan competition requires students to develop a marketing plan for an agricultural business and present the plan to a panel of judges. The Agricultural Sales team consisting of Jake Evans, Jordan Kelley, Angel Linton, and Ali Monroe won first place in the Ag Sales event. The Agricultural Sales competition involves an exam related to sales and developing a sales pitch for products that fit various scenarios. Those members placing first place in their respective competitions will advance to the national level competition at the National FFA Convention. The National FFA Convention will be held in late October in Indianapolis, Indiana. The FFA members also had the opportunity to visit the MSU President's office and meet with Dr. Mark Keenum, President of Mississippi State University. Good luck at nationals!!