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Rudder High School FFA members continue to prove they're among the best in the state.
Six Rudder FFA students competed in the Texas FFA Leadership Career Development state contest held Sam Houston State University in Huntsville on Dec. 6 - 7, with two placing in the state finals.
Miranda Skaggs placed 2nd in the Greenhand Creed Speaking State Contest, and Courtney Thurman placed 6th in the Job Interview State Contest.
Rudder FFA was also a state semi-finalist in the Public Relations Contest with the team of Jilian Budzisz, Jordan Little, Amanda Farris and Austyn Peacock.
Rudder’s Public Relations team, Job Interview contestant and Greenhand Creed Speaker qualified for the state competition by finishing first or second in one of the state’s 66 district competitions and first in one of twelve area competitions. 
More than 5,400 entries began the statewide-tournament in 13 different events which reflect classroom instruction in basic leadership skills.

While people often associate FFA with raising animals, the organization prepares students to succeed in all facets of life, including Leadership Development Events. Through these highly competitive contests, students learn important qualities and responsibilities of being a leader.

About Rudder High School FFA

Rudder High School FFA is a nationally recognized program. Since 2018 alone, Rudder FFA received a National Chapter Premiere Chapter award and a Three Star Chapter award, students Braden and Randale Lowe won third place at the national Agri-Science Fair and Katherine Fazzino received FFA’s top national honor as a Star American Finalist and was recognized specifically by the United States Secretary of Education during her speech at the FFA National Convention.
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