Clovis FFA team finishes in top 10
November 17, 2019
CLOVIS — A team of Clovis High and CHS Freshman Academy students made their way to a top-10 national finish during the Future Farmers of American national competition.
Junior Grant Palla, sophomores Cara McWilliams and Robert Gage Myers and freshman Thomas Palla comprised the dairy team that took ninth overall at the Future Farmers of America’s 92nd annual convention and expo Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Indianapolis.
The National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development event is a series of competitive tests.
Each team member takes a general knowledge exam, then evaluates and selects six dairy animal classes and discusses the rationale for selection. Each individual score contributes to the team score, along with a team exercise where judges provide a scenario for the students to act as a consultant for a dairy with challenges.
The national championship team, and the top 10 individual finishers, receive cash awards.
Spencer County, Kentucky, won the team event, while Miriam Cook of Michigan was the top individual scorer.
The Clovis Schools FFA advisor is Kalynn Baldock.