Students participate in state vet event

Sanford, NC – Students of the North Buncombe High and Middle School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter participated in the State FFA Vet Science Career Development Event last month. The even took place on November 17, at Lee County High School, in cooperation with the Veterinary Technician Program at Central Carolina Community College, in Sanford.

The team members included Lauren Parris, Shelby Gentry, Jenna Dixon, Sarah Reavis, Maggie Sprinkle, Shelby Candler and Christina Beam along with their team FFA Advisor Dave Penland. North Buncombe High finished 30th out of the 50 schools competing with their highest individual finishing 44th out of 192 students.

The winning team will compete at the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana next October. “Through participation, members gain and strengthen career skills,” says Jason Davis, State FFA Coordinator for North Carolina. The Vet Science Career Development Event participants demonstrate their knowledge in all facets of veterinary science from breed and parasite identification to clinical and handling practicums.

North Carolina FFA, an organization of over 19,700 student members, prepares students for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 342 local chapters across the state. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.

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