The Central High FFA Junior team of Cooper Phillips, Camryn Lucas, Brooke Cox and Coy Kern were the state champions in livestock judging at the Oklahoma State University Big 3 Livestock judging event, July 17-19 in Stillwater.
It was one of 75 FFA teams competing in the three day contest in the junior division. A total of 300 teams from across the state competed in the FFA and 4H contest in both the Junior and Senior divisions.
Tuesday during sheep day, CH’s team was first place with Camryn Lucas as the high scoring individual for the day. Wednesday the team was second with Coy Kern, second and Cooper Phillips, third in high individuals for the day.
Thursday during the swine day the team was fourth with Cooper Phillips High point individual.
In the overall standings the Central High FFA team was 15 points in front of the other competitors for first place.
Cooper Phillips was the high overall individual by 10 points and Coy Kern was fifth high.
Ag instructor Ron Curry said 22 students from Central High FFA competed in the contest at OSU.
In other judging activities, Friday “the 13th” was a good day for the Central High FFA chapter, he noted.
The Junior FFA team was first at El Reno at the Canadian/Grady county livestock judging contest held at Royce Ranch of Redlands Community College, team members were Camryn Lucas, Coy Kern, Connor Kern and Cody Fishgrab.
Deekota Williams was third high in reasons and Cooper Phillips was fifth overall at the Connors Livestock judging camp in Warner.
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Braught receives Crossman Award
There can be only one. And from 222 Duncan High School seniors and five nominees, Jack Braught was that one.
Braught was named Friday as the 2013 recipient of the Crossman Award, which is similar to a valedictorian award. The Crossman Award is the Duncan High School’s top student award. The award was presented during the awards assembly.
Duncan's Jack Braught named 2013 Crossman Award winner
Jack Braught was named the 2013 Crossman Award winner during an awards assembly Friday at the Duncan High School.
Crossman Award presentation today
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