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North Hardin team to compete at FFA nationals

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By Anna Taylor

Four North Hardin High School students will represent the school and the state at this year’s National FFA Convention.

The convention, scheduled for Oct. 29- Nov. 1 in Louisville, allows FFA students from across the country to participate in seminars, exhibits and competition if they qualify.

Tatiana Rogers, Kelly Loewen, Ashlee Ray and Amber Yates are competing in a horse judging contest at the convention.

FFA Adviser Kristin Hall said this is the first time a North Hardin team has qualified to compete at the national level since she started teaching at the school 15 years ago.

“This has kept us inspired to work hard and it helps them be proud of what they’ve accomplished,” Hall said.

Hall said the girls will be judging different styles of riding as well as the horses themselves in the areas of appearance and performance. The team qualified for the national competition after winning at the state level in November 2013 in Murray.

“We’re all excited to represent Kentucky and North Hardin,” Hall said.

North Hardin FFA Advisers John Martin and Ryan Ritter have instructed the team, as well as Terra Pigg, who was their coach last year.

Anna Taylor can be reached at 270-505-1747 or ataylor@thenewsenterprise.com.