Good morning! Congratulations to all of the teams that competed in the Area 1 Ag. Mechanics CDE held yesterday at Dawson County High School. Special thanks to Mr. Keith Pankey and his students for hosting the event and helping with set - up and to Area 1 FFA Officers Cody Byess and Katie Bowen for their assistance. I would also like to recognize the following judges for their assistance with set-up and scoring of the events:

Welding - John Bleckley from North Georgia Technical College;  Dan Bennett and John Hamm from Walton EMC

Electricity - Jeff Wilkes and Cullen Bailey

Small Engines - Sonny Turner and Gary Farmer

Machinery & Equipment - Jeff Paul, Walton EMC

ENR - Brandon Ray

Team Activity - Stan Mitchell & Kent Benson

Written Exam - Reggie Stowers & Dawson County FFA members Amy Wilkey and Maggie Graham.

All scores have been double checked and FFA membership has been verified. The top two teams have earned the right to represent Area 1 in the State Ag. Mechanics CDE which will be held at Madison County High School in conjunction with the State FFA CDE day at UGA on Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24.

1st Place Team - Gilmer County High School - Advisor, Mr. David Bushey

Eli Cochran
Thomas Chastain
Matthew Parker
Bricen Mulkey - High Scoring Individual

2nd Place Team - Dawson County High School - Advisor, Mr. Keith Pankey

Ethan Burt
Rob Cox
Malachi Sheriff
Brandon  Branson

Special thanks to North Georgia Technical College for recognizing the High Scoring Individual in the welding portion of the CDE. Congratulations to Tanner Copeland from North Forsyth High School! 

A complete summary of scores is attached.

Sidney Bell
Area Agricultural Mechanics Teacher
North Region Agricultural Education
209 Four Towers
University of Georgia
Athens, Ga. 30602
Office: (706) 552 - 4464
Cell: (706) 612 - 4789
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