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Como-Pickton FFA Welding Challenge and Floral Challenge Contest Results

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North Hopkins FFA Floral Challenge Team
Floral Challenge Grand Champion Shelby Aulsbrook of Sulphur Springs FFA with Chanda Neal, Como-Pickton FFA Advisor

Floral Challenge Reserve Champion Faith Wheeler of North Hopkins FFA with Michael Bowen, Como-Pickton FFA Advisor

The Como-Pickton FFA Chapter hosted the second annual Challenge Contest of December 12, 2018. Schools participating were Grand Saline, Longview, Mineola, North Hopkins, Pittsburg, Prairiland, Rains, Rivercrest, Sulphur Springs and Como-Pickton. Each challenge team consisted of three students.

The Floral Challenge tested students on floral knowledge, tool identification, symmetrical designs and various floral skills. Individual winners were: Grand Champion Shelby Aulsbrook of Sulphur Springs FFA and Reserve Champion Faith Wheeler of North Hopkins FFA. Winning schools in the Floral Challenge were: First Place North Hopkins, Second Place Prairiland and Third Place Como-Pickton FFA.

With a structure of elimination and consolation rounds, the Welding Challenge tested student teams in the areas of welding knowledge, tool identification and various welding and cutting skills. Winning schools were: First Place Longview, Second Place Prairiland, Third Place Como-Pickton. Individual winners were: Grand Champion Welding Luis Lopez and Reserve Champion Welding Jose Landin, both of Longview High School.

Welding Challenge Grand Champion Luis Lopez of Longview FFA with Michael Bowen, Como-Pickton FFA Advisor
First Place Welding Challenge Team Longview FFA

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