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DCHS FFA students compete in regional events
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Recently, several students from the DCHS FFA program competed in regional events held at Denmark High School. (photo courtesy of Keith Pankey)

At the end of November, several students from the Dawson County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) program competed in the North Region Area 1 Vet Science and Lawn Mower Operations career development events. 

The regional events were held at Denmark High School on Nov. 29, and according to Dawson County High School’s FFA Advisor Keith Pankey, students from Dawson competed in both events. 

DCHS ninth grader Emily Cox competed in Lawn Mower Operations and Safety and placed 17th in the event, which consists of a driving skill and a written exam and problem solving. 

Four DCHS students, Mackenzie Pruett, EmmaGrace Pankey, Shandee Stowers and Cheyenne Simmons, also competed in the vet science event and placed sixth out of 31 total teams. During this event, the team participated in veterinary equipment identification, a written exam and two practicums that incorporated veterinary related hands-on skills. 

“Great job by all,” Pankey said.