All six Cove FFA teams make top-10 finals at area contest

 In Central Texas, Copperas Cove

Copperas Cove FFA members walked up and down the halls of the school in Waxahachie quietly whispering to themselves as they practiced their various presentations for the judges who would soon score their efforts and determine their fate of advancing to the state Leadership Development Event contest.

For chapter reporter Mya Rogers, who competes on the public relations team, it is an entirely new experience.

“As this being my first LDE season and my first year a chapter officer, I really have grown as a person getting to work with my teams,” Rogers said. “It was a very exciting experience that I got to be involved in and I can’t wait for what the future holds.”

Twenty-six Copperas Cove FFA members advanced to the area contest in the categories of Public Relations, Greenhand Quiz, Junior Quiz, Senior Quiz, Junior Skills Team, Senior Skills Team, and Ag Advocacy Team. All the teams placed in the top ten, competing against members from 21 chapters throughout the region.

Entrants must place first or second in their respective categories to advance to the state contest. Copperas Cove High School FFA advisers are teachers Katie Grigsby, Kristin Kasper, and Richard Ellis.

 “Although, none of our teams advanced to state, we are so proud of all the teams for making the top ten and congratulate them on a great season,” Kasper said.

Copperas Cove FFA Chapter members are now preparing for the Coryell County Youth Fair held at the Gatesville Civic Center. FFA members enter various home economics and livestock projects. The Coryell County Youth Fair begins January 11 and ends January 15 with an auction of the members’ entries.