The Fannin FFA Livestock Show Team recently competed in the State FFA Livestock Show. The event was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia February 20-23, 2019.
The Livestock Show Event allows agricultural education students the opportunity to exhibit their livestock in the areas of market beef, sheep, goats, and swine. Team members include Jacob Abercrombie, Brooke Crowder, Patrick Connor, Cody Dills, Blake Dockery, Noah Hess, Kayla Hipp, Layne Epperson, Ethan Long, Jordan Long, Samantha Patterson, Trinity Yohn, and Will Watkins.
In the area of market goats, Ethan Long exhibited his breeding doe in showmanship and the weight class. He placed 8th in his weight class.
In the area of market lambs, Cody Dills placed 9th in 12th-grade showmanship and weight class, Kayla Hipp placed 9th in 11th-grade showmanship and 10th in her weight class. Jordan Long placed 11th in 10th-grade showmanship and weight class.
In the state livestock show, there were 2,167 market hogs. This was the first time that students from Fannin County exhibited market hogs. A special thank you to the Fannin Board of Education for allowing us to house hogs in our new state of the art agriculture facility. Without proper climate controls, it would be very difficult to grow out and show hogs in our cold winter temperatures. The following students were first-time hog show exhibitors Jacob Abercrombie, Brooke Crowder, Patrick Connor, Noah Hess, Layne Epperson, Samantha Patterson, Trinity Yohn, and Will Watkins.
While students had 25 -30 exhibitors per heat per grade level in each class, all students gave a valiant effort showing their hogs in showmanship and weight classes.
FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Ethan Long and his goat
Kayla Hipp, Jordan Long, and Cody Dill
Jacob Abercrombie and his hog
Jordan Long and his sheep
Kayla Hipp with mother Londa Hipp and sheep
Samantha Patterson and her hog
Back row: Picture is of high school and middle school students Left to right Ethan Connor, Jordan Long, Cody Dills, Patrick Connor, Blake Dockery, Ethan Long, Jacob Abercrombie, and Noah Hess
Front row left to right: Blake Nicholson, Chelsea Frye, Zoe Putnam, Trinity Yohn, Samantha Patterson, Layne Epperson, and Brooke Crowder
The Fannin County Technology Student Association competed at the State level in several events during the month of March.
On March 11th, 16 high school students on the Engineering TEAM traveled to Georgia Tech to participate in a test of Math, Science, and Engineering. The students were divided into a 9th/10th grade team and an 11th/12th grade team. The students had to submit an essay on the use of Artificial Intelligence, take a multiple choice test in Math and Science, and complete a design build engineering challenge. The 11th and 12th grade team placed 2nd in the State in the Math and Science test. If the students score in the top three in the State on all parts of the challenge, they will earn the right to compete at the National level in Washington D.C. in June.
(L to R) Eli Young, Anna Holloway, and Brook Patton work on their engineering challenge
Front (L to R) Tanner Hamby, James Squires, Cooper Boyle, John Moler, Ethan Jolly, Christian Jensen, Cooper Brooks, Samuel Dillard
Back (L to R) Lexi McGill, Anna Holloway, Brook Patton, Porter Squires, Zach Payne, Matthew Shirah, Eli Young, Ramtin Doroodchi
TSA State Conference:
The Fannin High School and Middle School students also traveled to Athens, GA for the TSA State Leadership Conference from March 13th through March 16th. The students competed in events ranging from robotics design to extemporaneous speech to flight endurance. Several students were semifinalists, finalists, and State Champions.
At the high school level:
Matthew Shirah placed 4th in the State in Photographic Technology
Christian Jensen, Porter Squires, and John Moler placed 7th in Computer Coding
Porter Squires and Steven Setser placed 7th in Forensic Science (photo Porter Steven L to R)
Steven Setser, Jonothon Payne, and Isaiah Cargle placed 12th in On Demand Video
Brayden Foster, Christian Jensen, Eli Young, Ramtin Doroodchi, Isaiah Cargle, Jonothon Payne, Rob Russell, Steven Setser, James Squires, Porter Squires, and John Moler (not pictured Matthew Shirah)
The middle school had an outstanding conference with several students in the semifinals and finals, and two teams winning State Championships!
Bryce Ware and James Kyle placed 1st in Technology Problem Solving
Bryce Ware, Lucas Barnstead, and Luke Pelfrey placed 1st in Technology Quiz Bowl
Wyatt Payne and Tristen Siler placed 2nd in Structural Design
The entire middle school group was 6th in First Lego League Robotics
James Kyle was 4th in Computer Aided Design Foundations
Mason McDaniel, Bryce Ware, James Kyle, Luke Pelfrey, Logan Martin, and Bryce Mitchell placed 8th in Chapter Team
The first place finishers have earned the right to travel to Washington D. C. this summer to compete in the Technology Student Association National Conference and represent the State of Georgia!!
Front (L to R) Bryce Mitchell, Wyatt Payne, Mason McDaniel
Middle (L to R) James Kyle, Bryce Ware, Luke Pelfrey
Back (L to R) Logan Martin, Lucas Barnstead, Tristen Siler, Sam Jabaley
You can learn more about Engineering TEAMS at https://tsaweb.org/competitions-programs/teams
You can learn more about National TSA at https://tsaweb.org/
You can learn more about Georgia TSA at https://www.gatsa.org/
“I am really excited about the high level performance this month from the Engineering students from Fannin County. The Middle School students had an exceptional conference, and they will represent the State of Georgia at the National Conference this summer in Washington, D.C. I am excited to see what the future holds for these students as they pursue career opportunities in the world of technology.” Bubba Gibbs Engineering Teacher and TSA Advisor, Fannin County High School.
Fannin Middle School Technology Student Association attended the TSA State Conference at Athens this weekend. We had 10 students go and compete in different areas. The areas of competition are Mass Production, Dragster, Tech Bowl, Structural Engineering, Chapter Team, Lego Robotics, CAD Foundations, Problem Solving, Flight, and Forensic Science. We were able to finish in the top 10 in the state in 9 out of 10 areas. In placing, we had two first place finishes in Tech Bowl and Problem Solving. The Tech Bowl team consisted of Lucas Barnstead, Luke Pelfrey, and Bryce Ware. The other first place was in Problem Solving with the team being Bryce Ware and James Kyle. Tristen Siler and Wyatt Payne place second in Structural Engineering.
Below are pictures of the young men and their awards.
Members from The Fannin County Young Farmers Association traveled to Augusta, Georgia to attend the Georgia Young Farmers Association State Conference. The conference was held at the Marriott Riverfront Hotel and Convention Center on February 1-2, 2019. Kenny Holland, Kenny Queen and Caleb Owenby served as official voting delegates during the business session. While the business session was occurring Maddie Mathews, Tayelor Long, Shirley Queen, Theresa Wollschalger with son John and Lauren Owenby took part in the ladies program. Kenny Queen and Kenny Holland represented the association in the corn hole tournament and advanced to the second round. Tayelor Long placed 3rd in the photography contest. President Kenny Queen was presented 3 award jackets for having 30 members over the 50 member requirement for the 2018 year. Kenny Holland accepted the outstanding member award on behalf of Mr. Tom Hamby. Caleb Owenby was named the North Region Young Agriculture Professional and accepted his award at the Friday Night Awards Banquet. Members attended break out sessions, took a farm business management exam, and visited vendors at the agriculture industry trade Show. Advisor Rhonda Mathews accompanied the group.
Extent of the Deep State:
The extent of the imbedded Deep State, an unholy corruption of ignorant worker bees in the peoples government is so pervasive, so tight and so protected that its very existence is mind blowing. That Obama weaponized federal agencies as political tools for the socialist Democrat party is undeniable but, I’m convinced that the rot started as far back as the Whitewater investigation in Arkansas as the Clinton’s began their political rise. Comey, the unlamented former director of the FBI was a young DoJ attorney in that inquiry then and other inquiries that protected the Clinton crime racket. He rose favorably through the ranks as a trusted confident, with their rise from State House to White House, owing his advancement to the only person who could be trusted to stand as a bulwark against potential future prosecution, Hillary Clinton.
We saw the IRS scandal with Lois Learner denying conservative groups lawful tax exemptions; we saw James Clapper, the DNI, lying to congress, We saw Clinton loyalist, James Comey, following Mueller in the FBI, doing what was expected of him, and the two incompetent AG’s, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, all doing what was required of them to protect the machine and do the machines bidding.
It wasn’t a fluke that Obama defeated Hillary Clinton as the 2008 Democrat nominee because Obama presented an opportunity the Left couldn’t resist using, an articulate, clean, half black Senator as candidate. But it was of little matter because Obama proved himself incompetent both as a political leader and a policy maker yet, it was still the Clintons who called the shots. Everything Obama laid his hand to failed, including his Director of the CIA, the muslim, John Brennen. They have all lied to Congress, lied to investigators or were abetted by them, for the sole purpose of denying justice and yet, they all remain unaccountable for their crimes.
Now, apparently still protected by the corrupted deep state, employees who once worked diligently to ensure Hillary succeeded as President on her second try, faced a formidable opponent, a businessman, like no one they ever met before. Losing again, Clinton’s Democrat deep state is determined to destroy that businessman, Donald Trump, or ruin his presidency.
That ‘destroying Trump part,’ totally exposed as a fraud and fake investigation is, in fact, seditious, an illegal plot to overthrow a sitting president. Every excuse they’ve used to justify warrants against Trumps staff people has turned out to be bogus. No accusation has come close to meeting the standards of charge, proof and inditement required by criminal law, yet some innocents have yielded to the pressure because of the onerous costs of their defense.
Mueller himself was hired even when justification for a special council was not met. Mueller did not qualify as a special counsel because he was an insider with conflicts of his own. Comey recommended him. Instead of legally hiring unbiased investigators, He hired an all Democrat hit squad loaded with Hillary’s henchmen. The people they squeezed to turn on Trump were ambushed, tricked and illegally spied on even after any legal justification to do so, collapsed.
These people should be headed to the slammer for the worst anti-gov’t plot in US history. No Republican even contemplated such an action against Obama but now the new Democrat congress, under the leadership of Comrades Pelosi, Schiff, Waters & Schumer, using the odious apparatus of Democrat House Committee hearings, on the flimsy pretense of unmasking corruption and criminality in the Trump Administration will be frustrated by their failures. Trumps favorability this very day, is 52%, and they don’t know how to handle it except by blunt force.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
Fannin County High School FCCLA participated in Region STAR Event Competitions on Saturday, February 9th at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Combined, the students participated in 9 competitive events. (Listed Below) All students scored in the top 2 in the region and will advance to State Competition on March 15-17, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Advocacy- Sydney Tarpley, 10th Grade
Career Investigation- Hope Parris, 12th Grade
Chapter Service Project Display, Courtney Earls and Haley Parks, 11th Grade
Chapter Service Project Portfolio- Alexis Hill and Larissa Hughes, 10th Grade
Chapter in Review Portfolio- Victoria Tanner and Lisa Thomas, 11th Grade
Early Childhood Education- Sierra Reynolds, 10th Grade
Focus on Children- Chloe Clemmons, 12th Grade
Leadership- Cady Finley, 10th Grade
Promote and Publicize FCCLA!- Bobbi Pippin, 11th Grade
Students have been working on these projects since late September and their hard work has paid off. They have so much to be proud of!
**FYN will be updating these results throughout the night tonight. Please keep checking back for updates as well as final results.**
2018 Georgia Election Results for Fannin County
*These election results are unofficial until being certified by the Secretary of State’s office.
**The results for state seats in this article reflect the voters of Fannin County ONLY and do not reflect voting statewide. Statewide results can be viewed at :
Post 2 Commissioner:
Glenn Patterson (R) – 81.71% 9,014 Votes
Dixie Carter (D) – 18.17% 2,004 Votes
Board of Education:
Bobby Bearden (R) – 79.49% 8,676 Votes
Jeff DePaola (D) – 20.43% 2,230 Votes
Board of Education:
Mike Cole (R) – 82.13% 9,051 Votes
Susan DeMoura (D) – 17.66% 1,942 Votes
Georgia House Of Representatives District 7:
David Ralston (R) – 84.18% 9,250 Votes
Results by County:
Rick Day (D) – 15.61% 1,715 Votes
Results by County:
Brian Kemp (R) – 82.96% 9,292 Votes
Stacey Abrams (D) – 16.12% 1,806 Votes
Ted Metz (L) – 0.92% 103 Votes
Geoff Duncan (R) – 82.77% 8,867 Votes
Sarah Riggs Amico (D) – 17.20% 1,843 Votes
Secretary of State:
Brad Raffensperger (R) – 80.99% 8,908 Votes
John Barrow (D) – 17.39% 1,913 Votes
Smythe DuVal (L) – 1.62% 178 Votes
Jim Beck (R) – 81.51% 8,940 Votes
Janice Laws (D) – 16.17% 1,774 Votes
Donnie Foster (L) – 2.30% 252 Votes
State School Superintendent:
Otha Thornton (D) – 15.64% 1,714 Votes
Richard Woods (R) – 84.33% 9,244 Votes
Gary Black (R) – 83.58% 9,112 Votes
Fred Swan (D) – 16.39% 1,787 Votes
Mark Butler (R) – 83.26% 9,089 Votes
Richard Keatley (D) – 16.73% 1,826 Votes
U.S. Congress District 9:
Doug Collins (R) – 83.27% 9,186 Votes
Josh McCall (D) – 16.70% 1,842 Votes
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