O’NEALS — The Minarets High School FFA natural resource/forestry and citrus teams competed this month to practice their skills, leaving for their two-day competition on Thursday, Jan. 10.
These teams have been practicing weekly and applying themselves with hard work — now, their dedication has been put to the test in these competitions.
“I felt like it was a great competition and a good start for my senior year forestry season. It helped me realize what I needed to improve on,” says forestry team member senior Sierra Stalter.
“My favorite part of the trip was hiking around Weaverville the day before the competition and growing closer with my team along the way.”
Minarets junior Kate Hough appreciates the opportunity and uses the competition as a chance to improve even further.
“It was a good contest,” says Kate. “It was cold but fun, we got good feedback from the judges and I hope we will just keep improving. I’m excited for the contest this weekend and looking forward to State Finals the first weekend in February!”
The team competed at Exeter High School last weekend, with senior Michael Rezendes placing second, senior Dilan Basila placing fourth, and freshman Jordan Basila placing ninth.
Overall, these competitions were successful learning events and both teams are thrilled to continue learning and preparing for state finals.
To find out more about how the FFA competitions turn out stay updated by going to the FFA meetings. Check out Minarets FFA on Facebook.