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Paradise FFA

Students Attend Leadership Camp

officer team leaves for camp

On June 18, the Paradise FFA chapter left for the Area IV Leadership Camp in Brownwood. Thanks to Mr. Bradshaw for the photo.

Summer Events Schedule

The Paradise FFA chapter will be very busy this summer. See the schedule here:

June 2-4 - State Leadership Camp - Tarleton State University
June 6-8 - State Degree Check - Tarleton State University
June 18-20 - Area Leadership Camp - Texas 4H Center Brownwood
June 19 - State Fair Sheep, Goat Swine Validation - Wise County fair Grounds 4-6pm
June 21 - State Steer and Heifer Validation - Decatur Livestock Auction 8-11am & 2-6pm
June 23-24 - Eighter From Decatur Jackpot Fundraiser for PAS - WCYF Grounds
June TBD - Steer and Heifer Hoof Trimming
June 23-July 4 - Fireworks Stand Fundraiser for PBA - 287 N of Decatur
July 9-13 - State FFA Convention - Fort Worth Convention Center
July 29-Aug 3 - VATAT Conference - Lubbock Convention Center
Aug 11-12 - Eighter From Decatur Jackpot Fundraiser for PAS - WCYF Grounds
Aug TBD - Steer and Heifer Hoof Trimming
Aug 17-25 North Texas State Fair - Denton NTSF Grounds

New Officers Named

Here is the officer team for the 2018-2019 school year:

Aubrey Pearson - President
Emily Stephens - Vice President
Gracie Oates - Secretary
Danae Meadows - Treasurer
Dustin Meadows - Reporter
Lakon Yates - Sentinel
Tres Pennington - Student Advisor
Mariah Kirbie - Historian
Clint Demmitt - Parlimentarian
Laura Livesay - 2nd Parlimentarian
Caelan Green - Chaplan

FFA Enjoys Annual Banquet

Blaine Gibson speech

DECATUR-On May 9, the Paradise FFA chapter held their annual banquet. We have photos of the event here.

Pearson a Candidate for Area President

PHS Junior Aubrey Pearson has advanced through the Area nomination committee process and is now one of the top six candidates for the Area 4 Presidential race. Aubrey will address the voting delegates at Clyde High School on May 15 at the Area 4 Convention.

Students Compete at State

On April 28, Paradise FFA had five students compete in the State Livestock CDE in College Station. Pictured with Mr. Bradshaw are Dustin Meadows, Gracie Oates, Blaine Gibson, Danae Meadows, and Clint Demmitt.

Students Qualify for State

Paradise ISD had five students who qualified for the State Livestock CDE in College Station on April 26-27:

Blaine Gibson
Clint Demmitt
Danae Meadows
Gracie Oates
Dustin Meadows

This team placed second in the Area Competition out of 90 schools represented, from classes 1A-6A. Dustin Meadows was the fifth high individual out of 360 kids.

CDE Competitions Produce Good Results

Paradise FFA had a good run during the spring Career Development Event season. Here are the results through the Area Contest:

Wildlife Management - 2nd in District (Banner Winner), 7th in Area

Wool - 2nd in District (Banner Winner), 13th in Area

Horse - 6th in District. 36th in Area

Meats - 3rd in District (Banner Winner), 11th in Area

Farm Business - 1st in District (Banner Winner), 6th in Area

Dairy Cattle - 6th in District, 32nd in Area

Livestock - 1st in District (Banner Winner), 2nd in Area (Plaque Winner), State Qualifiers

Milk Quality - 2nd in District, (Banner Winner) 17th in Area

Gibson Competes for Scholarships

PHS Senior Blaine Gibson advanced to the State Level for FFA scholarships with a potential for $40,000. Blaine interviewed at the Area level where the top 25 seniors were selected to go on to the State round to compete for over $1 million in available scholarships. Awards range from $3,000 to $40,000.

FFA Teams Compete at Area Events

Over the weekend of April 7, Paradise FFA had two teams compete at the Area level of Competition.

The Meats team Consisting of Lakon Yates, Taylet Rademacher, Caelan Green and Mariah Kirbie traveled to Texas A&M University Saturday. They finished their season 11th in our Area and 3rd in our District.

The Wildlife Management and Resources Team competed Monday in Breckenridge and finished their season 7th in the Area and 2nd in our District. The team members were Will Reeves, Laura Livesay, Jaeten Rottman, and Candice Green.

Next week the Livestock, Dairy Cattle, Farm Business Management and Milk Quality Products Teams will travel to TAMU-Commerce for the Area round of competition on April 17.

Wool, Horse and Land Teams compete April 18 at Tarleton State University in their Area round of competition.

PHS Students Elected as Officers

On April 3, Paradise FFA traveled to Mineral Wells for our first Oil Belt District Convention. Paradise has been moved to a new District and a new Area this year. These students were elected as officers:

Gracie Oates was elected as the 2018-2019 District Reporter.

Aubrey Pearson was elected as a 2018-2019 Area Officer.

Paradise Project Show is History

The annual Paradise Project Show was held Saturday, January 6. We have photos of the animal show here:

Chickens | Cattle | Goats | Swine (1) | Swine (2)

FFA Brings Home Banners from District Banquet

On December 4, the Paradise FFA Chapter brought home 18 banners, the most of any school in the district.

Gibson Featured by AgTexas

PHS Senior Blaine Gibson was featured as an AgYouth of the Month for December 2017. The AgYouth program is sponsored by AgTexas.com.

Students are Successful at District LDE Competition

On November 8, our FFA students competed in the District LDE competition in Bridgeport. We had a very successful night! This is the most teams Paradise has ever gotten into the Area Contest. We had 34 kids competing and 29 advanced to area! Paradise was also the District Sweepstakes Runner-up behind Decatur. We are super proud of these students. Here are the results:

Ag Advocacy, 2nd place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Gracie Oates
Candice Green
Lucy Ruiz
Mariah Kirbie

Ag Issues, 2nd place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Mariah McKinley
Rosie Ruiz
Courtney Cathey
Tegan Cottrell
Magen Stinnett

Greenhand Chapter Conducting, 1st place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
JJ Horner
Dustin Meadows
Callie Davis
Kyler Kelsey
Lauren Moon
Kayden Loggins
Kendyl Adams

Green Hand Skills, 2nd place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Kade Aberl
Hunter Aberl
Carson Carpenter
Levi Goodman

Green Hand Quiz, 1st place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Dustin Meadows
Callie Davis
Kayden Loggins
Kyler Kelsey

Job Interview, 7th place
Jayden Moody

Public Relations, 2nd place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Emily Stephens
Hallie Ramos
Mariah McKinley
Laura Livesay

Broadcasting, 1st place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Aubrey Pearson
Autumn Mundy
Clint Demmitt

Senior Creed Speaking, 12th place
Gracie Oates

Senior Quiz, 5th place
Blaine Gibson
Danae Meadows
Jayden Rottman
Laura Livesay

Green Hand Creed Speaking, 2nd place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Kirsten Patterson

Senior Skills, 3rd place Banner Winner
Jaxon Yates
Lakon Yates
Brandon Bowling

Senior Chapter Conducting, 2nd Place Banner Winner, Area Qualifier
Blaine Gibson
Danae Meadows
Mariah McKinley
Clint Demmitt
Autumn Mundy
Aubrey Pearson
Emily Stephens

PHS Does Well at LDE Contest

On October 27, Paradise FFA competed in the State Wide Invitational Leadership Development Event (LDE) Contest at Weatherford College. Some contests had up to 30 teams from around the state entered in the competition. Here are the results:

Ag Advocacy - 5th place
Ag Issues - 5th
Green hand Chapter Conducting - 3rd
Green Hand Skills - 3rd
Green hand Quiz - 2nd
Job Interview - 11th
Public Relations - 10th
Broadcasting - 1st
Senior Creed Speaking - 9th
Senior Quiz - 8th
Green Hand Creed Speaking - 14th
Senior Skills - 10th
Senior Chapter Conducting - 8th

Paradise placed 5th overall in the sweepstakes. The top 3 in each category received very large banners, and Paradise won 4 of them.

On November 8, we will compete in our District competition to try and qualify for Area.

FFA Members Perform Flag Duties

During football season, students from the Paradise FFA chapter performed flag-raising duties while the National Anthem was played. Before the October 27 game against Ponder, sophomores Gracie Oates and Mariah Kirbie had the honors.

Paradise Does Well at State Event

On June 8, Paradise FFA had four students and one alumna competing at State Proficiency Records. Here is a summary of how our students placed:

Kendall Lisle, 4th in Swine
Ray Edwards, 2nd in Wildlife
Ray Edwards, 1st in Natural Resources, STATE CHAMPION and NATIONAL QUALIFIER, $1,000 Scholarship.

Lone Star Degree Awards
Blaine Gibson
Aubrey Pearson
Ray Edwards
All 3 were recognized at State Convention in July.

American Degree Awards
Kaitlyn Gibson, who will be recognized at National Convention in October.

Chapter Awards
Paradise FFA: Golden Horizon Winner and Superior National Chapter Award

Get Paradise FFA Messages from Remind

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