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April 30, 2003

Valdosta-- Six Lowndes High FFA members attended the State FFA Convention held at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia on April 24-26. 

Terry Bender, Derrick Dawson, Erica Giles, Andrew Hall, Paul Ruddle, and Jessica Zipperer were recognized at the convention for their achievements and success in various proficiency areas.

Those recognized were Kris Ward- State winner in Nursery Operations, Dustin Rozier, 2nd in Wildlife Production and Management, Chance Zeigler, 2nd in Forest Products and Management, Jessica Zipperer, 2nd in Diversified Livestock, and J.R. Rogers, 3rd in Outdoor Recreation.

After advancing in the Area Junior and Senior Public Speaking competition, Terry Bender and Erica Giles competed intensely at the state level during the convention. Erica Giles placed 2nd in state in the Jr. Division of Public Speaking. Paul Ruddle was also recognized for winning 1st place in the Senior Individual Botany Ag Science Fair project. Paul was also chosen to serve on the Courtesy Corp during the convention.

Several members also received their State FFA degree during the convention. These members were Terry Bender, Lance Lightsey, Shanna Rozier, Nicole White, Westley Williams, and Jessica Zipperer.

FFA is a national organization of 461,043 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Local, state and national programs provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. The organization has 7,308 local chapters located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The FFA 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.

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