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FFA Wins Sweepstakes for 19th Year

Article Date: 
20 May, 2011 (All day)


Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

The Farm Business Management team earned 1st place.  Team members were Shawn Francis -1st high individual, Bryan Chappell, Sara Clark- 3rd high individual, and Marissa Morgan. 

Dairy Food Evaluation also placed 1st. This team consisted of Cortney Sanders- 2nd high individual, Kiley Matthews- 3rd high individual, Naomi Matthews, and Shantel Watkins – 1st high individuals.  Both of these teams will represent Utah this fall in Indianapolis at National FFA Convention.

Food Science took gold and placed 3rd.  Team  members were Allyssa Barr, Danielle Morgan, Katie Spens, and Shantel Watkins.  

Agriculture Communications received a silver ranking.  This team consisted of Jessica Carter, Coleman Richards, Ethan Richards, and Shae Wilkinson. 

Livestock earned silver.  Their team consisted of: Kami Call, Jessica Larsen, Eli Porter, and Sydnee Wixom. 

Floriculture earned silver.  Their team consisted of Lakota Preece, Mika Preece, Sarah Bosen, and Sierra Wheelright. 

Meats received a silver ranking. On their team was Bryan Chappell, Shown Francis, Rachel Halverson, and Paysha Lloyd. 

Ag mechanics took Bronze. Their team consisted of Garrett Kippen Cameron Thompson, and Trent Wagner. 

Horse earned silver. On their team was Kami Call, Jessica Larsen, Bailey Woolsey, and Christina Andersen. 

Poultry received a gold ranking. Their team consisted of Jessica Larsen, Miranda Smith, Jessica Carter, and Braxton Bingham. 

Ag sales received a gold ranking. On their team was Nate Buchanan, Garrett Kippen, Ethan Porter, and Katie Spens. 

Ag Issues placed 5th and took silver. This team consisted of Megan Stapley, Mika Preece, Tabatha Carter, Danielle Morgan, Shawn Francis, and Bryan Chappell.  

For the Forestry team we had four members compete, these members were: Megan Stapley, Nate Buchannan, Brittney Visage, and Christina Anderson.  Sara Clark, Isaac Cannon, Marissa Morgan, and Tyson Spens also competed on the Dairy Cattle team.   

The FFA would like to thank all who participated in a state contest this year,   They also expressed thanks to Tina Comer, Blaine Fackrell, Mellisa Griffith, Ben Larsen, Ray Little, Rusty Stebar, and Gwen Robison who helped get the teams ready to go to state.  The FFA members would also like to give a big thanks to Megan Haslam for all her hard work she has put into State contests, we couldn’t have done it with out her!!!