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Clear Spring FFA competes in natural resources event

November 27, 2008

Members of the Clear Spring FFA Chapter were one of 40 teams that participated in the 2008 National FFA Environmental/National Resources Career Development Event.

The Clear Spring team, made up of Allen Mackey, Brett Hendershot, Elliott Reid and Bob Hockenbury, finished sixth in the competition.

Participants were asked to complete interviews covering global and national issues, write a press release, solve complex problems related to soil, water and ecosystem management and identify wildlife and equipment.

Individually, all team members received gold medals for finishing in the top one-quarter of students in the event.

Brett Hendershot received a $600 scholarship award for his fifth-place individual finish. Bob Hockenbury placed 12th individually and received a $250 scholarship award.

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The scholarships are sponsored through the National FFA Foundation. The team was coached by FFA adviser Susan Lowery.

The National Environmental and Natural Resources CDE is sponsored by Smithfield Foods, and USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

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