Recently, FFA members participated in National FFA week. This week long celebration takes place every year during the week of George Washington’s birthday and gives FFA members the opportunity to show their FFA pride. Members had the opportunity to dress up and compete for the title of FFA King & Queen and Prince & Princess.
The teachers and principals also got involved. Some of the staff even participated in a Kiss the Kid (Goat) contest. The winning teacher was Angela Morrow and the winning principal was Justin Alley. Students donated money throughout the week and the teacher and principal who had the most money at the end had the honor of kissing the goat. FFA royalty included King Elijah Neal, Queen Cheyenne Hutton, Prince Jacob Nevels and Princess Taylor West.
These activities were announced at an assembly which was held for the high school students recognizing all kinds of accomplishments during the winter sports and extra-curricular activities.
Skills USA Regional participants who competed at Pulaski County ATC on February 17th were recognized in a variety of categories. Their state competition is set for April 11-14.
The Girls Basketball Team were named the 48th District Runners-Up, while the Boys Basketball Team were named 48th District Champions.
The Wayne County Dance Team placed first in the Region in the Jazz and Hip-Hop categories and second in Pom. At state competition, the dance team placed third in the Jazz category and fourth in Hip-Hop.
The academic team was recognized for their work during the season and to those who progressed on to region. The Future Problem Solving Team members Laurie Abbott, Ethan Huffaker, Cole Bell, and Nathaniel Watson placed first at district, which was a first in the last several years. In addition, Shanna Rice placed fifth in Written Composition at district and Cole Bell placed in Math Written Assessment at district.
The Wrestling Team was recognized for their season record of 31-8 with their KHSAA State Tournament 11th overall finish. State placers included: Cagen Wallace State Champion, Christian Denney 4th Place, and Chris Dunagan 8th Place. Cagen is the 11th state champion for Wayne County. He has been named to the USA Wrestling All American Team and is Wayne County’s third All American.
Other teams recognized included: bowling, cheerleaders, pep band, Special Olympics and Senior Leadership Class of 2018.
Jacob Nevels and Taylor West won the titiles FFA Prince and Princess
Angela Morrow won the Kiss the Kid contest
High School Prinicpal Justin Alley kissing the baby goat
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