Effingham County High School FFA member Jesse Edwards recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event. The event was held at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville on Nov. 30.
Edwards will participate in the state competition Jan. 8, 2011 at the State FFA/FCCLA Leadership Camp near 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.
Jesse, a senior, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marty Edwards of Springfield. Dr. Freddie Waltz, Meredith Arrington, and C.J. Satterfield are Effingham County High School 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.