The group from Jackson County. Brandon Chaffin, FFA Advisor from Jackson County said, "This is good practice for the upcoming district contest in Feburary. This also allows kids to come and see what is available here at this school."
Andy Jellison - Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville (TTCH) HVACR Instructor, judged electrical.
James Montgomery from Montgomery Electric Company (Gainesboro), judged plumbing.
Students in Electrical were wiring their 3-way switch.
Clyde Mansfield, welding instructor at TTC at Harstville, and Davis Porter, welding instructor at the Extension Campus, judged the welding competition.
Kelvin Davis, instructor of the General Building Trade, along with David Burton, a retiree from Citizens Bank, judged carpentry.
The group from Macon County High School. FFA Advisor from MCHS, Marty Curtis, said, "This is a good situation where students from different locations can participate with other kids from different schools to share their knowledge."
The group from Red Boiling Springs High School. Christina Yokley, FFA Advisor of RBS High School, would like to thank the Vocational school for holding this competition: "It is great practice for students."
The group from Clay County High School. FFA Advisor from Clay County High School Jason Coons commented, "This is a great opportunity for students to get to compete. These skills are relevant to careers in agriculture."
A friendly competition was held Friday at the Tennessee Vocational Training Center in Red Boiling Springs, between students in Macon, Clay, Jackson and Red Boiling Springs High Schools. This was an FFA event, held for students to give them the opportunity to experience a competitive setting before they have their District and Regional competitions. This is like a “scrimmage” for them. It also gives the students a chance to work with other students from different schools to share they’ve learned and maybe learn from one another.
There were six competition: welding, brazing, rafter cutting, board fitting, 3-way switch, and plumbing. The students were given one hour to complete the task, and judging was performed by local people from the communities and people from private sectors who volunteered their time to come out and judge the finished projects.
First place winners of each category were: board fitting-Clay County, rafter cutting-Jackson County, plumbing-Clay County, 3-way switch-Macon County, brazing-Macon County, and arc welding-Clay County.