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Woods wins state, FFA chapter on to nationals

Members of the high school’s FFA chapter continued their winning ways May 1-3 in Macon at state.
James Woods was the state winner in the Beef Production proficiency award while Zachary Weaver, Andrea Simmons and Stuart Defhoff each placed second in the state in their respective areas.  
Stephen Thompson advanced to the final round of Creed Speaking and ranked fourth in the contest.
Matt Dylan Thompson performed twice at the state convention as the FFA Talent is not a competition at the state level.  It, however, is at the national level and Thompson will apply to audition for that.
The SCHS chapter was named the National Chapter Award winner for Area IV and was named the state winner in that area.
SCHS advisor Nancy Sell said the National Chapter Award is a 22-page application that the chapter fills out over their activities throughout the year.  
“You highlight your top three activities for each area of Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development,” Sell said.
The applications are judged on the state level and the chapter is designated as either a bronze, silver or gold emblem chapter.
Once the chapter is named a Gold Emblem chapter on the state level, then the application goes to Nationals for judging where the Chapter, based on its activities in the application, is ranked as either a 1-star, 2-star or 3-star.
The top scoring chapters in each of the areas (Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development) then compete for Models of Innovation.
“After the kids present, then the overall Model of Innovation for each area is named on stage at National Convention,” Sell said.
Georgia FFA is broken into three regions -- North, Central and South and each region is broken into two Areas.
SCHS is in Area IV of Central Region. 
For the National Chapter Award application, SCHS were named a Gold emblem chapter, the Area IV winner and then the overall state winner. 
“Since we are Gold Emblem, then we move on like the other Gold Emblem chapters for national judging,” Sell said.
The school will not find out the results of the national judging until August.
Woods claimed the Central Region STAR in Agricultural Placement and was the Central Region Proficiency winner in Beef Production Placement.
Weaver earned the Central Region STAR Farmer honor and was the winner of the Central Region Proficiency in Diversified Livestock Production Entrepreneurship.
Dehoff captured the Central Region STAR in Agribusiness and was the winner of the Central Region Proficiency in Wildlife Management.
Simmons was the winner of the Central Region Proficiency in Goat Production.
The Georgia FFA Association is the third largest state association of the National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, with more than 35,000 FFA members in 285 chapters. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.