The Blanco FFA Chapter qualified four teams for state career development events hosted by Tarleton State University in Stephenville this past week. FFA members from Blanco competed in Homesite Evaluation, Environmental Natural Resources, Range and Pasture Judging and Land Evaluation. Blanco was the only school to have three different teams place in the top 10 overall.
In the Homesite CDE, Blanco placed 4th overall with Trey Hunter recognized as the 3rd high point individual. Other team members included Dru Ramirez, Colton Barrow and Ryan Edwards.
Blanco also did well in the Environmental Natural Resourcs competition placing 4th. Senior Skylar Itz did well and was recognized on stage for placing 4th individually. Other teammates were Carlin Green, Phil Alvarado, Kenny Omo and Nicole Spivey.
The local Range team also had a good day placing 8th overall. The Blanco FFA Range Team consisted of Ed Alvarado, Shelta Alexander, Sam Isenberg, Callie Culton, Tyler Hardin, Mason LeBlanc and Alley Penshorn. In addition to placing in the top 10 at state, Blanco’s range team would also win 1st place at the Hamilton State Qualifiers Event, where Callie ranked 3rd overall as an individual.
Finally, Blanco would also do well but just miss the top 10 in the land evaluation contest finishing 13th. Team members were Colton Childress, Mike Gonzales, Britton Wagner, Mackenzie Johnson, Joann Delavan and Megan Andrews.
Advisors for the Blanco FFA are Felice and Jason Marek.