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Rising Star FFA Advances to State Tractor Technician Contest
Micah Carnley, Jordan Fraley and Hayley Willett of the Rising Star FFA Chapter advanced to the state level after competing at the Area IV Tractor Technician Contest in Canyon, TX. The Area IV Contest was hosted by West Texas A&M on Friday, January 20th, 2017. The Rising Star team placed 3rd.
The tractor technician contest consists of three sections: Test, Components and Debugging. The test is 100 questions over anything to do with the electrical, mechanical, hydraulic or power train systems. The test also has general safety questions and operating procedure questions. During the components part, students evaluate tractor parts to determine if they are serviceable or need to be replaced. They also answer general questions about each component. The debugging part requires students to read the customer complaints and then find solutions to the problems. The tractor the student debugs usually has 4-5 issues. The problem could be as simple as a blown fuse or as complicated as a loose wire deep within the tractor. Students only have 30 minutes to complete debugging and drive the tractor the required distance.
Rising Star – Kaylee Meador and Hannah Willett of the Rising Star FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville, Thursday, December 1st, to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development Events.
Kaylee and Hannah qualified for the state competition by finishing first or second in one of the state’s 57 district competitions and first or second in one of ten area competitions. A total of 6,197 entries began the statewide-tournament in 13 different events which reflect classroom instruction in basic leadership skills.
Ms. Willett placed 7th out of 750 students in the Greenhand Creed Speaking Contest. Ms. Meador placed in the top 20 of the Job Interview Contest which had over 537 contestants state wide.
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA associations with a membership of more than 113,000 active FFA members. FFA programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in hosting these competitions for 81 years.
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