The Coahoma FFA Chapter had one of its best performances at a leadership competition during the El Rancho District FFA contest held Thursday at Coahoma High School.
Of the 64 Coahoma FFA chapter students who participated in the contest, 49 qualified to move on to Area competition set to be held on Nov. 18 at Howard College.
“This is a great thing,” said Aaron Custer, CHS ag instructor and Coahoma FFA chapter advisor. “We not only participated, we worked hard to be competitive in every event. The Chapter won eight of the 13 contests and in three of the contests, Coahoma kids placed first and second. This is one of our greatest days.”
The following Coahoma students have advanced to the Area contest:
District Champions (1st place)
Public Relations, the team of Julia Cox, Aubrey Green, Emilee Custer, and Micah Worley.
GH Creed, Julia Cox.
GH Chapter Conducting, Aaron Turnbough, Richard Thurman, Jayden Whisennand, Tony Hagins, Dusty Wyatt, Luke Campbell, AJ Valencia, and DJ Hernandez.
Sr Chapter, Bailey Wells, Selina Baldwin, Madison Ramirez, Austyn Montgomery, Andrea King, Abbie Lopez, Jayden Barnes, Emily Bunning, and Chasity Burgans.
FFA Radio Broadcasting, Emilee Custer, Aubrey Green, and Micah Worley.
Ag Issues, Raegan Deel, Trey Brumley, Aubrey Parum, Ethan Lopez, Gaige Hill, Garrett Anderson, and Diana Gonzalez.
Ag Advocacy, Emily Bunning, Sydney Rinard, Ashley Crisp, and Cailey Glover.
GH Skills, Seth Brooks, Grayson Glidewell, Kolt Redden, and Nick Biddison.
Reserve District Champions (2nd Place)
GH Skills, MaKynlee Overton, Kaylee Kernick, Jake Williams, Sean Striegler, and Bryden Fontana.
Sr Skills, Cutter Atkins, Brant Gartman, Jovi Gonzalez, and Braxton Chandler.
Ag Advocacy, Brynn Workman, Brylea Gordon, Selina Baldwin, and Macee Grant.
FFA Radio Broadcasting, Cailey Glover, Ashley Crisp, and Sydney Rinard.
Also placing but not qualifying for area were:
GH Creed, Patrick Gutierrez , 8th.
Sr Skills, AJ Gutierrez, Damian Rains, Zack Schneider, and Cameron Kerby, 4th.
Sr Creed, Bailey Wells, 7th; and Brylea Gordon, 8th.
Job Interview, Cutter Atkins, 8th; and Brant Gartman, 9th.
Sr Quiz Teams - 5th and 8th - Keegan Dobbs, Jonathon Schneider, Diana Gonzalez, Gaige Hill, Andrea King, Madison Ramirez, Jayden Barnes, and AJ Gutierrez.
Jr Quiz Teams - 5th and 7th - Alex Grant, Nathan Chapman, Isiaih Martin, Aaron Turnbough, Ethan Biddison, Hunter White, and Patrick Gutierrez.
“I am proud of all the kids. They did a fantastic job and represented Coahoma well,” Custer said. “I also want to thank all the people that moved classrooms, prepared meals, helped shuffle kids, prepared for these kids to be out of class, chased official dress, or props, and helped with all the details that make this contest run.”
The El Rancho District includes schools from Midland, Odessa, Greenwood, Stanton, Grady, Garden City, Andrews, Ackerly, Forsan, and Big Lake. The contest had 175 students competing.