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Perry High wins 2 state championships in FFA Meats Evaluation
Perry High wins 2 state championships in FFA Meats Evaluation

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Perry High School’s FFA Senior and Junior Meats Evaluation teams both earned the state championship during the 2013 State FFA Meats Evaluation Career Development Event.  Senior team members are (pictured from left): John Hartzog, Matt Davis, J.W. Gentry and Shelby White; junior team members are:  Emalee Smith, Kaitlyn Albritton, Landon Tadich and Lizzi Neal.

Agricultural teacher Philip Gentry is their FFA advisor.  Also pictured is Gentry’s daughter, Cason (pink FFA shirt), who serves as their mascot and accompanies them to competitions. 

The senior team also brought home individual awards.  Shelby White won second place for High Individual, and Matt Davis won third.  The senior meats team scored 1,644 and won by 40 points.  The students will represent Georgia FFA at the National FFA Meats event in Louisville, Kentucky next October.

The junior team’s Landon Tadich also won the second High Individual award.  This team scored 1,138, winning by 12 points.  They will advance to the senior competition next school year.

The Meats Evaluation event develops skills needed for careers in the meat animal industry and students become more knowledgeable consumers of meat and meat animal products.  Both teams had to judge five carcasses and wholesale cuts classes, complete a written test, identify 30 retail cuts and answer questions about the judging classes. The senior meats competitors also had to complete a meat formulation and grade five carcasses for yield and quality. 

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