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Heritage FFA Competes at State Competition

The HHS FFA went down to the State Competition recently and took part in proving themselves as the best farmers around.

On December 9th, the Heritage’s FFA competed in a series of competitions. The teams from Heritage consisted of the Environmental National Resources Team, members Tyler Hamilton, Sammy Williamson, Sammy Jones and Owen Tollett. Along with Floral Design Heritage Representative Jaylynn Johnson. The Environmental National Resources Team competed on 50 ID, a test over resources, measuring trees, and a GPS course. For Floral Design, Jaylynn Johnson competed in the Junior Division. She did floral ID, two designs, and a test over floral design. The FFA Team left on Friday the 8th, and returned back to campus on Saturday, around 1:00PM. 

When asked about what they did outside of the competition, Sammy Williamson stated, “We left the building after map testing, we stopped at a Chick-Fil-A along the way. When we arrived, we went to the dollar store, and had dinner. Then we spent the rest of the night studying, preparing for our competitions.” When asked about her favorite memory, Jaylynn Johnson stated, “The trip in general. I enjoyed just going down there with other students, but with the competition, I really enjoyed making designs.” Lastly, when asked about the competition process, Sammy Jones stated. “So the first part of the competition for me was first I took an individual test, then we went and took a group test that was more complicated, then I did the ID portion, and lastly I had a GPS course. That I had to run, but it was personally my favorite part of the competition.” 

In the end, The Environmental National Resources Team (NR) placed in 6th place out of 12. The Floral Design Representative, Jaylynn Johnson, placed 12th. When asked about the results of the competition, FFA Teacher Mrs. Handy stated, “It’s not quite the results we’re looking for, but still a good showing at the state level.”

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Ian Grant is a 14-year-old freshman at Heritage High School. Ian is very ambitious and loves the fact that he’s part of working on "The Legacy." Ian loves to spend time with his family and friends outside of school. He enjoys hiking, playing golf, and getting attacked by his cat, Survivor. He’s very passionate about sports: he especially loves the Atlanta Falcons a lot. He’s always watching practices, preseason games, and everything related to the team. In basketball, he strongly supports the Golden State Warriors. Even though no one in his family likes basketball, he still tunes into every game he can. The freshman also keeps up with every update on team moves and essential things he needs to know. In baseball, he enjoys supporting The New York Yankees. Although he’s just recently started caring about baseball, he likes the Yankees because of the history, the players, and most of all the uniforms. Outside of the sports realm, in school Ian likes to claim himself good at Language Arts but very bad at math. A nickname he came up for himself is “The King of Random Questions." For entertainment, Ian loves "The Office," along with the "Star Wars" trilogy. He strongly supports the fact that the sequels are better than the originals and the fact that Anakin Skywalker is the best character, not Darth Vader. Ian is always thinking about his future and what’s waiting for him. Also, no matter what happens, the Lord is always with you.