Posted Date: 06/02/2022
STILLWATER, Okla. — Members of the Vian FFA Chapter won first-place honors in the State FFA Land Judging and the State FFA Home-Site Evaluation Career Development Event during the 2022 Oklahoma FFA Career Development Events at Oklahoma State University April 23.
Team members on the winning land team include Madison Ross, Kala Gibbins, Marshal Ross and Cobee Cook-Cobb. In individual rankings, Madison Ross and Kala Gibbins earned first and second overall, respectively. Team members on the winning Home-Site team included Hallee Risley, Autumn Richey, Jathan Brockman and Natalie Guthrie. In individual ranking, Hallee Risley earned high individual overall.
Team members and high individuals from both teams were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the 96th Oklahoma State FFA Convention in Tulsa on May 4th. Those members attended the “Breakfast Of Champions” at 7:30 on Wednesday morning in the BOK center. Shortly after breakfast members took group photos with their winning teams and individual contests sponsors. After the photo session students lined up back stage before eventually going across the main stage and receiving their championship trophies and medals.
FFA members from Vian have had success at the state contest in the past winning the Land judging twice and the State Home-Site evaluation contests five times. The two wins in 2022 mark the first time the Vian FFA Chapter has won both contests in the same year and improves the chapter’s state winning teams total to nine in the last ten years.
Both Vian teams have earned the right to represent Oklahoma in the National Land Judging and Home-Site Evaluation Career Development Event in Oklahoma City, Okla. More than one hundred fifty teams representing approximately forty states will compete for national honors in Oklahoma City in early May.
FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education system. With more than 27,000 members and 357 chapters, the Oklahoma FFA Association is the fourth-largest state FFA association. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To learn more about the Oklahoma FFA, visit okffa.org.