Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus hosted the annual FFA Day practice competition earlier this month. Area high school chapters with teams competing in Agricultural Electrification and Agricultural Mechanics traveled to Ozark and competed in a variety of competitions.
Each division of the competition has two portions—a 50 question test, and a practical application.
ATU-Ozark was proud to announce the overall winner for Electrification as County Line High School, and Scranton High School for Mechanics.
In addition to bragging rights for winning each division, two individuals from the schools were awarded a $500 scholarship to ATU-Ozark.
Pacyn Reams of County Line High School was named the high individual in Electrification. Paycn, a senior who will be graduating later this spring, is planning to attend Arkansas Tech University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. As a 4-year member of his school’s FFA program, he has attended ATU-Ozark’s practice competition each year.
“It is a cool competition, and it keeps getting better each year,” he shared.
Jackson Rogers of Scranton High School was the high individual in the Agricultural Mechanics.
Jackson is a Junior and has been involved with FFA for the past three years. He is planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arkansas Tech University. He also plans on studying at ATU-Ozark for his first two years of higher education, putting his scholarship to use.
“I thought I did pretty good, but I was pretty excited when I realized I won high individual,” he shared.
FFA teams across the state will continue to compete throughout the semester in a variety of leadership and hands-on competitions. ATU-Ozark is proud to be destination for FFA teams to kick off their season.