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South Caldwell FFA Students Win State Championship

South Caldwell High School students Madison Keen, Lauren Ayers, Katie Winebarger, and Camille Rosenbalm won the state championship title in the event for Milk Quality and Products Development at the North Carolina Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Convention.

With over 180 participants in the competition, Madison Keen also received a plaque for the high-scoring individual after claiming the recognition in a tiebreaker with teammate Lauren Ayers. As state champions, Keen, Ayers, Winebarger, and Rosenbalm qualify to participate in the national FFA competition that will be held in Indianapolis this fall.

FFA students Grace Huffman, Samantha Hohm, and Kaleigh Seagle finished 3rd in the statewide competition for Tool Identification. Grace Huffman was also awarded a medal for a high individual scorer in the state.

Ben Kohnle, agriculture teacher of 14 years at South Caldwell High School, serves as the advisor to the award-winning FFA Chapter at South Caldwell High School.

“Once again, I’d like to thank everyone at South Caldwell for being so supportive of our Agricultural Education program,” said Kohnle. For the second consecutive year, FFA students have won championship gold.