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FFA Proficiency Awards

FFA Proficiency Awards


Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers.

Nationally, students can compete for awards in nearly 50 areas ranging from agricultural communications to wildlife management. Proficiency awards are also recognized at local and state levels and provide recognition to members exploring and becoming established in agricultural career pathways.

The following students placed in the top 3 in the state proficiency award judged this past spring and recognized virtually at State FFA Convention in June.

Kyle Sink placed third in the state in Nursery Operations. Kyle graduated from ACHS last spring and is currently a student at Lenoir Rhyne University.

Austin Sink placed third in Diversified Horticulture - Austin is a Junior at Alexander Central and serves as an FFA Chapter Officer.           

Kyle and Austin’s parents are JD and Debbie Sink of the Stony Point Community.

Holden Ritchie placed second in Agricultural Mechanics and Design and Fabrication at the state level. Holden Ritchie graduated this past year from Alexander Central. He is currently self-employed with RW Construction and attending Wilkes Community College. His parents are Dannie and Adele Ritchie and who reside in the Bethlehem community.

Avery Cook placed first in the state in Landscape Management. Avery’s proficiency award will be judged against others at the national level in October. Avery is also a chapter FFA Officer at Alexander Central. Avery is a junior at Alexander Central. His parents are Scottie and Amanda Cook of the Vale community.

To see the presentation, tune in at 1:30 (min:sec) https://youtu.be/xcL2SctI5o0.