Effingham County High FFA member Jeremy Hill recently placed third in the State FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event.
His finish earned Hill a $500 scholarship. The event was held at State FFA/FCCLA Leadership Center in Covington on Jan. 12.
Hill became eligible to compete in the state event after winning the Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event on Dec. 11 at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville.
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 County High School’s) 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.