Lebanon High School’s FFA program recently competed in multiple competitions against other FFA programs across the state. These competitions include landscaping, floriculture, proficiency and CDE.
Lebanon FFA’s landscaping team consists of Austin Wright, Christian Hackett, Heath Ernest and Jacob Winger. This team competed at Greenwood, Indiana on April 27th, 2019. Their team placed second out of six teams total.
“The landscape competition was a good experience and was a lot of fun. I also got to meet new people that share the same love I have for FFA,” said Ernest.
Also competing in Greenwood, Indiana on April 27thwas Lebanon FFA’s Floriculture team. The team consists of Erynn Smith, Kenzie Fouts, Taylar Dale and Veronica Kassab. They placed fifth out of nine teams originally but did not get the chance to move on due to some technicalities.
Jacob Winger submitted his Proficiency project recently in the beginning of April and received the news he had won state for it and is moving on to nationals this October. He found out this exciting news on May 1st.
Career Development Events (CDE) competed at the district contest where we are district four. Lebanon placed first in the novice division and second in the regular, which allows them to advance to Section. Individually, Taylar Dale received second place for her Ag. & Farm Business Management Demo. Jill Merritt placed first in her Animal Science Demo individually as well. Aiden Frost also received first in his Disc. Deg. Demo Plant/Soil/Natural Resources/Hort. Bethany Wilson and Morgan Kasey scored second with their Food Science Demo. For Freshman Creed Speaking, Brittany Crum placed sixth. For Hort. Science & Landscape Mgnt Demo, Kenzie Fouts placed third. Lastly, Jacob Winger placed first in the Plant & Soil Science Demo.
Lebanon FFA won a silver for the National Chapter Award, placing them in the top 30 in the state.