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Tucumcari’s FFA Chapter brought home the State Championship Horticultural Sweepstakes Award – its fifth consecutive win.
“No other chapter in our state has won it more than three times consecutively except us,” said FFA Advisor Glenda Sours. “Sweepstakes is figured on the average highest percentages achieved by your top five teams for each school in the state. Second place went to Mesa Vista High School and third to Santa Rosa High School.”
Tucumcari’s Floriculture team also did well. Floriculture Team 1 placed first in the state.
“The Floriculture team will advance to compete for the National Championship at Indianapolis in October,” Sours said.
“The Homesite team will compete for the National Championship on May 4-7 in Oklahoma City at the National Land, Pasture and Range Contest,” Sours said.
Here are the FFA teams, their placings and members:
Floriculture Team 1 placed first in the state. Memebrs were: Kennetha Perkins 3rd, Megan Thompson 4th, Taylor Atwood 5th and Kirsten Dunlap 7th.
Floriculture Team 2 placed 6th: Keannette Perkins, Amy BAxter, Kathryn Bowen
Homesite Team placed 2nd in the state: Georgia Mitchell 2nd, Casey Romero, Megan McKinney, Jonas Moya
Hort Produce Team 1 placed 2nd in the state: Kennetha Perkins 4th, Georgia Mitchell 8th, Sami Bauler, Keannette Perkins
Hort Produce 2 placed 12th in the state: Amanda White, Antonio Rodriguez, Jenna Morris
Landscape Design Team 1 won 4th in the state: Georgia Mitchell, Kennetha Perkins, Kirsten Dunlap, Keanette Perkins
Landscape Design team 2 were 12th: Jonathon Riggs, 12th individual, Amanda White, Antonio Rodriguez
Livestock: all Mid School students. Placed 25th out of 39. They were Casey Massey, Hannah Norton and Joseph Schallert.
NOTE: Caption for FFA Sweepstakes winners: Members of Tucumcari’s FFA chapter team were the state Horticulture Sweepstakes winners for the fifth consecutive time. They are, from left: front, Cody Massey and Jonas Moya; second row, Brandon Sours, Glenda Sours. Sami Bauler, Keannette Perkins, Megan Thompson, Kirsten Dunlap, Kennetha Perkins, Kathryn Bowen, Amy Baxter, and Jenna Morris; third row, Doug Sours, Bethany Bishop, Taylor Atwood, Hannah Norton, Amanda White Jonathin Riggs and Coach John Span; and back row, Casey Romero, Georgia Mitchell, Megan McKinney, Joseph Schallert and Antonio Rodriguez.