Tishomingo County FFA Members Compete at Nationals
Eight members of the Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center FFA Chapter competed in three different competitions at the 92nd National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 29-November 2, 2019. All eight of the members that competed did an outstanding job and represented Tishomingo County and the state of Mississippi very well. These students were afforded the opportunity to compete at the national competitions after being named state champions in Employment Skills, Marketing Plan, and Ag Sales back in June of this year.
Noah Carpenter ranked silver in the Employment Skills competition with an overall rank of 16th in the nation. The Employment Skills competition requires members to engage in a rigorous, multiple step competition including resume, cover letter, and job application submission followed by phone interview, face-to-face interviews, follow-up correspondence, and job offers negotiation.
Maliyah Myrick, Claire-Mann Taylor, and Maggie Clare Pruitt competed as a team in the Marketing Plan competition. The Marketing Plan competition requires students to develop a marketing plan for an agricultural business and present the plan to a panel of judges. This outstanding team made it to the semifinals round securing a silver ranking and a ranking in the top 18 in the nation.
The Agricultural Sales team consisting of Jake Evans, Jordan Kelley, Angel Linton, and Ali Monroe competed in the Ag Sales event. The Agricultural Sales competition is a very challenging competition that involves completing a written exam related to sales and developing a sales pitch for products that fit various scenarios. This team ranked bronze in the national competition.
Pictured from left to right front row: Ali Monroe, Angel Linton, Maliyah Myrick, Claire-Mann Taylor, and Maggie Calre Pruitt. Left to right back row: Noah Carpenter, Jake Evans, and Jordan Kelley