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CMSF FFA takes third in Farm Follies at Du Quoin State Fair

  • CMSF FFA students who competed in the Agriculture Youth Day are (front row left to right) Ethan Morse, Kyle Bristow, Laura Talandis, Malaki Metcalf, and Braden Snodgrass. (second row left to right) Cydney Maxfield, Sierra Scott, and Colton Rice. (third row left to right) Kitana Rees, Emmalee Fly, David Leiter, and Hunter Patterson. (fourth row left to right) Easton Dalton, Judd Patterson, Jacob Reeves, DC Stout, and Hunter Denney. (top row left to right) Jeremy Choat, Bryer Reynolds, and Mason Owens.

    CMSF FFA students who competed in the Agriculture Youth Day are (front row left to right) Ethan Morse, Kyle Bristow, Laura Talandis, Malaki Metcalf, and Braden Snodgrass. (second row left to right) Cydney Maxfield, Sierra Scott, and Colton Rice. (third row left to right) Kitana Rees, Emmalee Fly, David Leiter, and Hunter Patterson. (fourth row left to right) Easton Dalton, Judd Patterson, Jacob Reeves, DC Stout, and Hunter Denney. (top row left to right) Jeremy Choat, Bryer Reynolds, and Mason Owens.
    COURTESY OF CMSF HIGH SCHOOL FFA

  • From left, Jeremy Choat, DC Stout, David Leiter, Malaki Metcalf, Kyle Bristow, and Jacob Reeves compete in the tug-of-war event.

    From left, Jeremy Choat, DC Stout, David Leiter, Malaki Metcalf, Kyle Bristow, and Jacob Reeves compete in the tug-of-war event.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF CMSF HIGH SCHOOL FFA

 
Submitted by Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School FFA
updated: 9/7/2019 12:37 PM

CARRIER MILLS -- Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School FFA attended the Agriculture Youth Day presented by Modern Woodmen of America at the Du Quoin State Fair on Aug. 26.

Thirty-one total FFA Teams from across southern Illinois competed in the Farmyard Follies throughout the evening.

This year's events included the crowd favorite tug-of-war, backseat driving (where a student drives a golf cart through an obstacle course blindfolded while another student directs them through the course), tarp folding, the bat race, water balloon toss, hay bale tossing, hay bale stacking, and the shovel race.

Carrier Mills-Stonefort had 20 students compete in the various events, and out of the 31 teams, CMSF earned a third-place finish in the water balloon toss, seventh in the tug-of-war competition, and tied for 10th in the hay bale toss.

FFA Sponsor Darin DeNeal said, "This is a great event and a fun experience for the students to compete in. We are treated well by everyone involved and our students always have a blast."