Southeastern Illinois College once again served as host of the Annual FFA Section 25 Ag Mechanics Competition. Vocational-technical students from a number of local high schools in southeastern Illinois competed Thursday, April 11, in the areas of Ag power, carpentry, electricity, surveying and welding.
Twelve Section 25 schools, including Carmi, Carrier Mills- Stonefort, Eldorado, Galatia, Gallatin County, Hardin County, Harrisburg, Joppa, Massac County, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield, Pope County and Vienna spent a day on SIC’s campus testing their mechanical skills and learning about careers in agriculture. There were nearly 70 student participants present for the event.
The first place overall team award went to Norris City Omaha Enfield High School’s FFA chapter. Carmi-White County High School’s chapter took second place team overall followed by Carrier Mills- Stonefort and Galatia’s teams who tied for third.
Placing individually, in Ag power, Alex Maxfield of Carrier Mills placed first, Trevor Campbell of Pope County placed second and Kyle Cavender of Harrisburg placed third. In carpentry, Austin Korte of Massac County placed first, Michael McHugh of Vienna placed second and Trenton Rush of NCOE placed third. In electricity, Dylan Webb of Carmi placed first, Noah Miller of Galatia placed second and Hayden Buskirk of NCOE placed third. In surveying, Jessica Lewis of Massac County placed first, Kyle Bristow of Carrier Mills placed second and Adrianna Frymire of NCOE placed third. Finally, in welding, Jeremy Boulds of Eldorado placed first, Josh Wrye of Massac County placed second and Carly Klecker of Vienna placed third.