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Honors at Agriscience Fair

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The Brooksville Senior FFA celebrates the winners of the finals in BSFFA’s Annual Agriscience Fair! A total of 109 honors were awarded in this year’s fair, in the categories of animal systems, environmental systems, food systems, plant systems, power and technical systems, and social systems. Awards ranged from bronze, silver and gold. The Best Overall Individual Project went to Nathanael Monroe. The Best Overall Team Project went to Adrianna Cueto and Hailey Miller.

The process for this year’s competitive judging differed from previous years, according to Rick Ahrens, Brooksville Sr. FFA Chapter Advisor and Agriscience/Veterinary Assistant Teacher at Hernando High School (where the chapter is based). “In a Covid era, we are doing it slightly different by prejudging the student’s projects,” he said, “narrowing down the finalists for interviews.”

The judging took place March 26 at the HHS Gym. No food was provided;

masks were mandatory as was social distancing. “These students have put a great deal of time and effort into these projects,” said Ahrens. And in his view, the results are amazing. “I’m continuing to be amazed at the level of my students’ Agriscience Fair projects and the thought and drive that goes into completing the project. Our students have been recognized for their hard work on the state and national levels for their Agriscience Program.  This year, as in the past, 3 of the top 4 for State Stars in Agriscience are from Brooksville Sr. FFA. We hope to have 12 projects competing in the State Agrisicence Fair in Orlando, FL leading to the Nationals,” said Ahrens.  

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And all of these competitors, Ahrens asserts, are winners in his eyes. He states, “I’m a firm believer in the abilities of my students and appreciate their work and stand by my statement, that I have the best students on campus.”

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Summer Hampton
Summer Hampton
Summer Hampton is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in communication focused in culture and media. She is Poynter ACES certified in editing through the Poynter Institute, with a certificate of book publishing obtained through the University of Denver.
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