Congratulations to the teams that participated in the Area 1 Ag. Mechanics CDE held yesterday at Gilmer County High School. Thank you to David Bushey, Mike Bushey and Paul Little for hosting the event and helping make sure the event was successful. I'd also like to thank the following judges for their assistance:

Dan Bennett and Doug Ruark Walton EMC - Welding
Fernando Arenas - North Georgia Technical College - Welding
Sonny Turner, Gary Farmer - Small Engines
Dr. Don Edgar - UGA - Small Engines
Jake Powell - Caterpillar - Electricity
Brandon Ray - Machinery
Stan Mitchell - Team Activity
Jeff Paul - Walton EMC - ENR
Josh Allen - Scoring and Written Exam

Scores have been checked and FFA membership has been verified. The top two teams have earned the oportunity to represent their schools and Area 1 FFA in the State Ag. Mechanics CDE that will be held in Athens.

1st Place team - Pickens County High School - Advisor, Mr. Jason Cantrell
Andy Brownell
Skyler Nold
Elijah Odum
Tyler Westbrook - High scoring individual and High Score in Welding

2nd Place Team - Dawson County High School - Advisor, Mr. Keith Pankey
Luke Wilkie
Ethan Burke
Noah Woodcock
Malachi Sheriff

A summary of the 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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