By Hannah Spivey, GWCFC journalism student
Recently, Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from around the area traveled to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia to compete in the Area Horse Judging competition. Among the many teams that were competing was the team from George Washington Carver Freshman Campus (GWCFC).
The Horse Judging team consisted of Abbi Vaughn, Alex Vaughn, Jade Lee and Cydney Hood. Each team member receives an individual placing, and then the team receives a placing based on the combined scores of each team member. Alex Vaughn was highest individual, meaning she placed first in the competition. Abbi Vaughn placed third, and Lee placed seventh. The whole team placed second. Each competitor did very well and made the GWCFC FFA chapter very proud.
Since the team placed second, they will advance to the state competition which will be held on Feb. 10, 2018 in Fort Valley, Georgia. Alex stated, "It was a fun learning experience and I cannot wait until we get to compete at the state competition." The competition at state will be tough, but the team is confident in their abilities. Good luck to this team and everyone else competing at the state competition!