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Blanco FFA Wins District Sweepstakes Awards
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 10, 2013

The Blanco FFA Chapter was recently honored as the Hill District FFA Sweepstakes Award winners for both leadership and career development events for the 2012-2013 school year. Members of the Blanco FFA were presented their sweepstakes banners at the annual Hill District FFA Awards Banquet at Fredericksburg High School.

In addition to receiving the sweepstakes awards for the thirteenth consecutive year, local FFA members also competed in public speaking events as well as running for district and area offices. In the junior division of the prepared public speaking event, freshman Bret Leigh Nance won 1st place and will be advancing to the Area VII speaking events to be held in San Antonio at Madison High School. Also doing well and winning 1st place was Payton Savarino. Payton took top honors in the Soil Stewardship Speaking Event and will also advance to compete at area. Finally, sophomore Logan Dodd was elected to serve as the Hill District FFA Vice-President for the upcoming school year.

Members attending this year’s awards banquet and degree check were Logan Dodd, Megan Wier, Kari Graham, Rance Dollahite, Katherine Biggs, Mason LeBlanc, Payton Savarino, and Bret Leigh Nance, along with Blanco FFA Advisor Felice Marek.

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