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DCHS FFA students place in local competitions
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DCHS FFA students Emily Cox and Chase Cofield recently brought home belt buckles for winning champion showmanship in their grade levels at the Chattooga County Fair. (photo courtesy of Keith Pankey)

Recently, students from the Dawson County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) group competed in land evaluation and cattle showing, with each group of students excelling in their events. 

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DCHS FFA students Gracie Turner, Chase Cofield, Bryce Beach and Carson Branson recently competed in the state Land Evaluation contest, placing 12th. (photo courtesy of Keith Pankey)

On Sept. 22, students from the DCHS FFA group competed in the North Region Area 1 FFA Land Evaluation contest, placing second and advancing to the state competition. This week on Oct. 11, they competed in the state event in Perry, Georgia and placed 12th in the state. 

The land evaluation contest team consisted of Gracie Turner, Chase Cofield, Bryce Beach and Carson Branson, all of whom worked hard to help their team excel, according to FFA Advisor Keith Pankey. 

“The students worked hard at the area event to get the chance at state,” Pankey said. “The DCHS FFA is off and running this year.” 

Also recently, two FFA members received prizes for showing their beef cattle at the Chattooga County Fair. Emily Cox, the daughter of Bo and Laura Cox and a ninth grader at DCHS, and Chase Cofield, son of Chad and Deedra Cofield and an 11th grader at DCHS, both brought home a belt buckle for winning champion showmanship in their grade levels. 

“(I’m) very proud of both of these individuals and their hard work,” Pankey said. 

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