FFA member wins district proficiency contest

Eagle Point High School hosted the Southern Oregon FFA District Proficiency contest on Jan. 28. Over 90 members from 13 chapters in the district attended the contest. In one of the most competitive contests in recent history, Eagle Point FFA was able to secure one proficiency award. A proficiency contest is for students with similar projects to compete against one another to gain experience, and possibly win an award for there projects. Clinton North was the Swine Production Proficiency winner. Clinton’s hog breeding project produced the Reserve Grand Champion hog at the Clackamas County fair, Grand Champion Grant County and the Grand Champion Oregon State Fair hog. Advisor Keith Frost stated "Clinton has worked hard on his SAE and it has paid off."

This was also the event where the 6 district officers were elected. The
Eagle Point FFA Chapter was honored to have Jo-c Henderson elected as
the Southern Oregon District Secretary. Jo-c will serve in this
capacity for the next year. "Jo-c is holding a district office of high
regard and we have great confidence in her abilities to serve the
district," North announced.

At the district advisors meeting,
Eagle Point advisor Curtis North was nominated by the 17 district
advisors as Ag Teacher of the Year. North will represent Southern
Oregon at the Ag Teacher’s conference in La Grande in June. If selected
at the state level, he will move on to the Western Region Conference
where the Ag Teacher of the Year will receive a Tundra Pickup for two
years. "This is a great honor because the nomination comes from my
peers, people from Southern Oregon that face the same educational
challenges we do at Eagle Point," noted North.     
Also at the
meeting Eagle Point resident and Phoenix Ag teacher Jeremy Kennedy was
nominated to receive his Oregon FFA Honorary Degree.

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