Students go to international competition
CHESAPEAKE -- Students at Collins Career Center have qualified to compete in an international competition set to take place this summer.
Kristin Campbell, a senior in the center's agriscience program, finished in second place overall in the Ohio FFA equine management career development contest during the first weekend in May.
More than 700 FFA members competed in the event, which measures contestants' knowledge in the areas of equine judging, identification, knowledge and speaking reasons.
Campbell received her plaque at the Ohio FFA Association Convention on May 2.
In addition, Campbell, along with teammates Caitlyn Childers, Charly Earla and Kara Kerns, competed April 30 in the Equine Finals in conjunction with the Ohio FFA Association Convention in Columbus. The team reached the finals by placing in the top 10 teams at the preliminary equine management contest.
Campbell and her teammates from the center will compete in the American Junior Paint Horse Association World Show June 21 to July 5 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The finals contest for the team competition consists of judging one class of halter and one class of performance horses. The students then give oral reasons for their individual placings.
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