South Johnston FFA team recognized at board meeting

By ROBIN KOPPEN
JCPS Communication Specialist
Posted 12/23/21

South Johnston High School FFA students were recognized at the Johnston County Board of Education meeting Dec. 14.

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South Johnston FFA team recognized at board meeting

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SMITHFIELD — South Johnston High School FFA students, along with students from the Cleveland High and Corinth Holders High chapters, were recognized at the Johnston County Board of Education meeting Dec. 14.

Students and their advisers from these three chapters competed at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis from Oct. 27-30.

South Johnston High’s FFA Farm Business Management team and the Food Science team were acknowledged by the board. They competed in the national competition bringing home top individual and team honors.

The Farm Business Management team earned Silver and individual placements included Hannah Freeman (Silver,) Jackson Durham (Gold), Emily Pope (Bronze), and Lanie Durham (Bronze).

When asked how FFA will benefit her in adulthood, Durham said, “I now know how to run my own business meetings, write resumes, and serve others with a strong willingness.”

The Food Science Team won Gold and placed seventh overall nationally. Adam Miller won individual Gold and finished second overall in the nation. Other individual winners were Morgan Simpson (Gold) , Josh Williams (Silver,) and Kara Allen (Silver).

Allen’s time spent in the FFA program has given her a vision and path towards her future. She plans to attend North Carolina State University and major in food science.

“By competing on the team, I learned more about food science and discovered I enjoy doing things regarding food,” she said.

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