FFA team places 10th in nation


Courtesy of Larry Ford

Austin Bates, Rachael Wheeler, Kyle Senogles and Calegh Milligan pose with a statue of John Wayne at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The FFA team won the State Champion Home Site evaluation out of 356 other teams, qualifying for the National Competition, where they won 10th place in the nation, wrapping up their competition season. The team, consisting of seniors Austin Bates, Kyle Senogles, Caleigh Milligan and junior Rachael Wheeler, previously won District VII FFA Champions and Area III FFA Champions, allowing them to advance to the state competition. Bates won 10th place individually at the National Competition in addition to his role on the team.