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ECHS student wins area FFA event
12.16 ECHS FFA
Wiley Sumner, member services representative for the Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation, left, congratulates Jeremy Hill, FFA member of Effingham County High School, after Hill won first place in the Area IV FFA Electrical Wiring competition in Wrightsville The Georgia Electric Membership Corporation sponsors the competition in Georgia. - photo by Photo submitted

Effingham County High FFA member Jeremy Hill recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event. The event was held at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville  on Dec. 11.  

Hill will participate in state competition Jan. 12 at the State FFA/FCCLA Leadership Center in Covington.  

Participants in the FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event demonstrate the proper use of electrical tools, present a speech/demonstration on an electrical energy-related topic, answer problem solving questions pertaining to electrical wiring and rural electrification and complete an assigned wiring problem based on The National Electrical Code.   

FFA is a national organization of over 449,000 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.

Hill, a junior, is the son of Billy and Carla Hill of Guyton.  Dr. Freddie Waltz, Mrs. C. J. Satterfield and Mrs. Myria Shipman are Effingham High FFA advisors.

The FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event is sponsored by Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation.