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Warren FFA has award winning history

Tyler County Booster

by Mitchell McCluskey

Throughout the course of many years, the FFA organization at Warren High School has achieved many outstanding awards. The organization is somewhat of a legend with years upon years of banners earned by the devoted students and staff there. FFA stands for Future Farmers of America, and helps aid the members to be involved in the modern world of agriculture. The FFA trains students to be disciplined, hardworking citizens of America, and has reached this goal many times over. The organization awards students with the opportunity to receive many scholarships or grants for colleges of their choice. Many students are able to go to college due to the advantage given to them through this association. And afterwards, many past FFA members pursue careers in agriculture based industries. One of the secrets to the Warren FFA’s success might be the excellent educators there. The FFA educators consist of Rex Currie and Ken Cauthen. Each has dedicated over 25 years of his life working hard at Warren High School to ensure that the students there reach their true potential. Both are Texas natives and know what it is like to participate in the FFA. This year has been an equally impressive year for the FFA as any other with the Forestry judging team reaching the incredible feat of advancing to the national contest, held in Indianapolis, in October. There, the team placed eighth in the entire nation, a rarely accomplished task. The forestry team has placed first in the state level contest for the last seven years, making the advancement to nationals, a well-earned reward. On November 2, the leadership teams competed at Stephen F. Austin University where seven of the nine teams will advance to the area contest, which is also held at the university. The organization also had their Wildlife team place first in their very first contest, allowing them to advance to the area contest as well. The year is off to a terrific start with many contests and other events planned for the future.

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