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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 email.

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

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Blane Marable
201 Four Towers - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
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