2018 FFA Convention

State FFA Proficiency Winner Cody Clary

State FFA Degree recipients left to right- Cody Smith, Corby Hite, Makayla Porter

Saluda FFA Members Recognized At State Convention

  CLEMSON, SC…Sixteen Saluda High School FFA members joined over 900 agricultural education students and guests from secondary schools throughout South Carolina for the annual State FFA Convention held June 12-14 at Clemson University.
  National FFA President Breanna Holbert of Lodi, California and Dr. George Askew, Vice President of Clemson University addressed the convention participants.
  The Saluda chapter was presented the Bronze Emblem Award in the Outstanding FFA Chapter Recognition Program.
  Three members from Saluda were awarded the State FFA Degree which is the highest recognition available to members at the state level for outstanding accomplishments in the FFA and Agricultural Education. Those students were:  Makayla Porter, Coy Smith, and Corby Hite.
  Wyatt Doolittle presented in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE and also was a candidate for a State FFA Officer position.
  Cody Clary was a state proficiency winner with his SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) projects.  Cody won in the diversified livestock category for his work with beef and poultry on the family farm.
  Other highlights were Saluda being recognized as the State winner in Livestock Judging, seeing hypnotist Cory Osborn perform, an inside tour of Clemson’s blue cheese facility (thanks to Watson Dorn of Hickory Hill Milk) and visiting The 55 Exchange for Clemson ice cream.
  Amanda N Crouch, Agricultural Education instructor at Saluda High School serves as the FFA advisor at the high school.
   The mission of the FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through Agricultural Education.