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March 30, 2010

New Waverly FFA sweeps top awards in Supervised Projects

HUNTSVILLE — Ten members of the New Waverly High School FFA swept the top two honors in the Supervised Projects category Monday afternoon at the 32nd annual Walker County Fair.

They won the Best of Show or grand champion banner for a 10-foot bumper pull utility trailer and Best of Show runner-up or reserve grand champion for the construction of a three-quarter ton pickup truck flatbed.

The 10 members are Cahill Kolb, Darron Kerr, Cody McKown, Preston Humphreys, Chris Chisum, Ethan Abbott, Jordan Davis, Kolten Snoe, Garrett Drilling and Bernard Murphy.

All 10 worked on both projects.

Clint Wilson and Amy Wood are the CAT teachers at New Waverly High School.

Best record book honors went to Huntsville FFA members Randi Crapitto, James Crapitto and Castyn Bohan.

 Gary Evans is the CAT teacher at Huntsville High School.

Supervised Projects chair Billy Harrell said all 14 projects entered received blue ribbons, which rarely happens.

Harrell said the projects were detailed and showed excellent workmanship.

“They exhibited their projects well,” he said of the 27 students who entered the 14 projects. “They did a good job of presentation, demonstrated skills and we never had quality projects this deep before.”

Division winners in the Supervised Projects show were:

• Truck accessories — 1, three-quarter ton pickup flatbed, David Blunt, Preston Humphreys, Bernard Murphy; 2, Chevrolet pickup front bumper, Garrett Drilling, Darron Kerr, all New Waverly FFA.

• Woodworking outdoors — 1, porch chairs, Colton Currier, Huntsville FFA; 2, picnic table, Caitlin Wilson, Huntsville FFA.

• Woodworking indoors — 1, serving bar, Padyn Knapp, Huntsville FFA.

• Ag equipment — 1, box blade, Randi Crapitto, James Crapitto, Castyn Bohan; 2, 3-point tractor hitch, Ruben Martinez, Chris Coker, Huntsville FFA.

• Trailers — 1, 10-foot bumper pull, Ethan Abbott, Darron Kerr, Cahill Kolb, New Waverly FFA; 2, 16-foot trailer, Dalton Davis, Brandon Cotton, Robert Clipper, Nelson Janes, Megan Gary, New Waverly FFA.

• Portabel barbecue pits — 1, trailer barbecue pit, Colton Barber, Huntsville FFA.

• Barbecue — 1, Steak grill, Matthew McKenzie, Huntsville FFA.

• Metal working — 1, saddle rack, Renee Abbott, Sara Bartee, Ashley Hickman, New Waverly FFA.

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