Miller Grove FFA students enter Show County ranching and welding projects

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Miller Grove FFA Members Cassidi Froneberger and Wyatt Poteet with FFA Farm Instructor / Sponsor Jeff Gatlin

Freshman Cassidi Froneberger will present her cattle project at the Hopkins County Livestock Show on February 21, 2019 in the arena of the Regional Civic Center in Sulfur Springs. Cassidi is a member of the Miller Grove FFA chapter. She hopes that during the in-ring judging process her animal will be selected for Saturday’s Champions Sale, a good way to earn money for a college scholarship. She would like to pursue a career as a dental hygienist.

Wyatt Poteet from Miller Grove is a member of the FFA Chapter and enjoys welding. Along with other members of his farm mechanic class, Wyatt created functional art in the form of an outdoor bench. The bench is made of metal pipes and cedar planks and provides a strong and attractive seat for a number of people. The bench was showcased along with other Ag Mech projects at the Hopkins County show on February 19 and was auctioned off after the show. His earnings are part of his education fund. After high school, he plans to pursue a career involving welding skills.

Jeff Gatlin, an agricultural instructor at Miller Grove High School, has been involved in many aspects of FFA and agricultural education. He especially enjoys helping students learn important skills that many will use in their careers as well as in agriculture and recreation for a good part of their lives.

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