Hill College hosts 600 FFA member for leadership competitions

  Hill College
  Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:21 AM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

Hill College’s agriculture department lead by Instructor Paul Brown hosted two FFA district leadership competitions in November. The Chisholm Trail District contest was held Nov. 7, and the Heart of Texas FFA district contest was held Nov. 12. These two contests brought over 600 students from throughout central Texas to the Hill County Campus in Hillsboro. 

The Chisholm Trail district encompasses the following area schools: Alvarado, Blum, Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Covington, Glen Rose, Godley, Granbury, Grandview, Itasca, Joshua, Lipan, North Texas Central Academy, Rio Vista, Tolar and Venus.

The Heart of Texas district includes the following schools: Abbott, Aquilla, Axtell, Bynum, Bosqueville, China Springs, Coolidge, Corsicana, Dawson, Gholson, Groesbeck, Hillsboro, Hubbard, Mart, Mexia, Mount Calm, Penelope, Riesel, Robinson and West.

According to the event organizer, Jillian Clark, Joshua High School Ag teacher, “This contest really improves the student’s leadership skills dramatically. They have to step out of their comfort zone, it challenges their knowledge, plus they meet new friends from the other schools.” 

The top two students in each category went on to compete at the area contest Nov. 17 at Robinson High School. From there they will go to the state competition in December.