On Saturday March 22nd, the Pendleton FFA Floriculture Team brought home the state championship title at the 2014 State FFA Floriculture Competition held on the campus of Spartanburg Community College and hosted by their horticulture program. All four team members also placed (impressively) in the top four individual positions. Noel Vanorden: High Individual; Sierra Parks: Second High Individual; Sara Teel: Third High Individual; Maggie Barnett: Fourth High Individual. These four young ladies had to compete in a variety of industry standards including: chemical management, greenhouse and plant propagation techniques, flower crop identification, calculation problems and a written exam. A special thanks to Mrs. Michelle Gilmer (Math instructor at PHS) for her extra coaching in the math calculations area!
The team will now travel to the National FFA Convention in October to compete on the national level.
When you see these young ladies please give them a huge congratulations!
Dealing with your children’s school money is about to be a lot easier! Soon you will be able to add money to their accounts for meals online securely and even see what they are buying. An introduction letter to the K12 Payment Center and detailed information will be sent home in the next few weeks. Please watch out for this info coming to your home soon!
School Champion – LaFrance Elementary School (2,832 pts.)