Claremore Daily Progress

May 15, 2013

Claremore FFA recognized for excellence

Justin Juozapavicius and Tim Talley
Claremore Progress


The Claremore High School FFA program recently returned from the 87th annual Oklahoma State Convention at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

Four select seniors — Kory Hancock, J.J. Ogden, Wynter Littlejohn and Tyler Hollingsworth — received State FFA Degrees. The state award is the highest honor given to a member by the Okahoma FFA.

In addition, during the two day convention, Claremore FFA students earned first place in Entomology. Team members included- Victoria Williams, J.J. Ogden, Casha Hardage and Derrick Sherrick.

The chapter also included four second place teams in agricultural communication, nursery/landscape, veterinary medicine and horse judging as well as a third place team in farm business management.

Claremore FFA student Mattie Lemmons was the State winner in horse judging and Lori Cohen received State runner-up in the same area. Tyler Hollingsworth, Zach Hollingsworth and J.J. Ogden were State runner-ups in their proficiency areas as well.

In all, 32 students had their name called to earn state awards.

This was, by far, the most in the history of Claremore FFA, said State FFA Advisor Brent Schoelen.

“Overall we had an extremely successful week at Convention,” he said. “It was a great way to finish off the school year.”