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Announcements: Islands High FFA Team Finishes 10th in the Nation at Veterinary Science Competition

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Islands High FFA Team Finishes 10th in the Nation at Veterinary Science Competition 

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A team of students from Islands High School recently competed in the National FFA Veterinary Science CDE.  The CDE is a competitive event testing the participant’s ability to apply veterinary science knowledge and skill in practical settings as well as identify breeds, parasites and equipment.  Participants complete a written exam and respond to scenario questions about current topics in the veterinary industry.  Teams present to a panel of judges about the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary team in a variety of situations involving patients from companion animal to large animal.  Teams competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo which was held last month at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

 

The Georgia team from Islands High School placed 10th in the nation.  Students Chloe Lynch, Jordan Stevenson, Hannah Beth Watters, and Amber Roberts were part of the team and won the right to represent the state following a competition held last February at Oatland Island Wildlife Center where they competed against 23 other teams from across the state.

 

Islands High School is one of the first schools in Georgia to have a veterinary science pathway. Veterinary science teacher, Myria Shipman saw a need to begin the Veterinary Science Career Development Event for Georgia.  Additionally, Islands High School and Oatland Island Wildlife Center partner to assist students with year-long internships as well as provide a platform for research opportunities for Chatham County Students. 

 

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  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.

 

 

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