2016 - 2017 Accomplishments
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Learning with Lambs
Local livestock producers have supported the Corinth Holders Agricultural Education Department for several years. Partnering up with these local producers, animals were brought to campus for students to see and learn hands-on. In August, Bit O' Heaven Farm loaned 12 lambs to the school for students to gain hands-on experience in class and to show at the North Carolina State Fair. Students and show team members have enjoyed having the lambs on campus to interact with throughout the school day. Having lambs on campus allows students to learn skills taught in the classroom and to apply them to real life scenarios. Students are able to learn about proper feeding, handling, and maintenance.
This year we had several returning show team members, including Madison Massey, Lanie Strickland, Marissa Bond, Marie Prince, and Madison Prince.
We also had several new members join the team including Ryan Partrick, Hope Beasley, Abigail Perry, Sara Pinkowski, Carolina Petersen and Mariam Guirgis.
Show team members practiced three to four times a week putting in several hours after school to ensure their lambs were show ready at the NC State Fair. Even with Hurricane Matthew hindering practice schedules and school days, the team members did not let it impact their show experience.
This year show team members placed well in their classes.
Lanie: Lamb placed 7th
Madison M: Lamb placed 16th & 8th
Marissa: Lamb placed 6th
Marie: Lamb placed 7th & 11th
Abigail: Lamb placed 8th
Hope: Lamb placed 14th
Sara: Lamb placed 12th
Madison P: Lamb placed 13th & 8th
Mariam: Lamb Placed 4th
Carolina: Lamb Placed 5th
Ryan: Lamb Placed 9th
Corinth Holders Senior, Marcy Price, leaves her mark on North Carolina State Fair
Corinth Holders FFA President
Corinth Holders High School Senior, Marcy Price, left her mark at the North Carolina State Fair, October 13 -15, 2016.
Marcy has been showing at the state fair with Price Farms all throughout high school. Marcy began showing cattle and wanted a challenge. Marcy used her knowledge and skills from raising and showing called to expanded her project to show hogs and lambs.
This year at the North Carolina State Fair, Marcy's Senior year, will not be one to forget. Her week began on Friday night at the Cattle Youth Showmanship, Marcy won Grand Champion Senior Showmanship. She competed against youth from all across the state of North Carolina and was recognized for her ability to handle her cow, knowledge and showing capability.
On Saturday, Marcy had the opportunity to show hogs and cattle, opting out of the lamb show this year. At the hog show, Marcy placed 3rd in her first class and 4th in her second class of Market Barrows. Later on that day, Marcy reentered the show ring, this time with cattle. Marcy ended up placing 1st with her Heifer and winning Grand Champion Angus.
This was a great and exciting experience for Marcy's Senior year for herself and her family.
Corinth Holders Senior, Heather Kirby and Corinth Holders Junior, Cameron Perry elected to serve as leaders for the Johnston Federation.
Heather Kirby & Cameron Perry
Johnston Federation Officers
Current CHHS FFA Reporter and CHHS FFA Vice-President '15 - '16
Heather Kirby has been an FFA member since 2013. She has held many leadership rolls, served as a chapter officer and is currently serving as our Chapter FFA Reporter for the 2016-2017 school year.
Cameron Perry has been an FFA Member since 2014. He has competed in several Career Development Events, served on several chapter committees and is currently serving as our Chapter FFA Vice-President.
They were elected on May 5th, during the Johnston Federation Banquet held at the Ag Center in Smithfield.