Area 1 CDE is scheduled for Thursday, February 3 at Sonoraville High School
(please arrive before 4:30 pm).

Area 2 CDE is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1 at Winder Barrow (please
arrive before 4:30 pm).

*Please see the FFA CDE rules for more information on this CDE.  The Area
CDE will be the same format as last year.  Each member of your FIVE (5)
person team will take an individual Communication Quiz and each will take an
individual Editing Quiz.  The Communication Quiz will be 25 multiple choice
questions covering Ag. Communication.   On the Editing Quiz, each student
will correct a news release using correct proofreader's marks without the
use of a dictionary or style manual.  The instruction for this quiz will
read "Twenty-five words or phrases are underlined in the news release
below.  Some are correct and others contain errors.  Indicate in the spaces
to the right if the words or phrases are correct (C) or incorrect (I).  If
they are incorrect, correct them using standard editing marks in the text.
You may find errors related to grammar, punctuation, word usage, spelling or
other Associated Press Stylebook issues.

In order to register for this event - please reply back to this email with
your FFA Chapter name and Area.   Please remember that this is a 5 person
CDE so if you come with 4, then a zero will be factored into your team's
score for that person.  Results will be announced the following afternoon by

There will not be a team activity at the Area CDE.  But if your team does
advance to state (top 2 in each area) then they will do a team presentation.


Blane Marable
201 Four Towers - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
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