Three Chattooga County FFA students will be recognized by the Chattooga Board of Education at their monthly meeting May 20.
Jesse Blalock is a recent graduate of Chattooga High School but is still very active in the FFA program. Through FFA, Jesse is able to compete one year after graduation in the award category of Agriculture Mechanics Repair and Maintenance. Jesse stops by frequently to help in the Agriculture Mechanics Shop, to mentor younger students. Jesse was recently recognized by the Board of Education for winning the Region competition and advancing to the State competition. Jesse has now won 1st place at the state level.
Jorja Cooper is a senior and Addie Bridges is a junior at Chattooga High School. Each girl has earned multiple awards and accomplishments. Jorja and Addie decided to pair up at the beginning of the school year to complete and compete in the Agricultural Science Fair. The FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. Their project consisted of studying the effects of different feeds on egg production. Jorja and Addie won 1st place at the state competition.
These three will now all travel to the National FFA convention where they will be competing at the national level. The convention will be held October, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.