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HCS finds success in FFA

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By Kelly Cantrall

Alexis Skaggs, a recent graduate of John Hardin High School, was named the 2013 Kentucky State Star in Agri-Business, the highest award in the Kentucky FFA Association.

The award was given for her Supervised Agriculture Experience Program at a recent Kentucky FFA convention.

“Alexis started and ran her own business her freshman year,” John FFA advisor Jeremy Hall said in statement released by Hardin County Schools. “To put this contest in context, this is the equivalent of winning the Most Valuable Player award in the NBA.”

John Hardin High School sophomore Taylor Doughty won the state Agri-Science Fair in the food products and processing division with her project on food preservatives.

The programs at the three HCS high schools received Gold Emblem status at the state convention this month and John Hardin’s program will compete for a national award.

Other winners include:

  • Savanaha Campbell, junior at Central Hardin High School, second place in the nursery and landscape speech contest.  
  • The Central Agricultural Issues Team, comprised of seniors Jordan Elmore, Bailey Latham, Bradley Larimer, Maci Belfiore, Moriah Peters and junior Savanaha Campbell, second place.
  • The Central Agricultural Communications team, comprised of recent graduate Dylan Gipson, senior Kyle Mobley and junior Rebecca Mackey, second place.