Got Milk? Warner Robins High School’s FFA has got both milk and milk awards.
Members of the Warner Robins High School FFA chapter recently participated in the National FFA Milk Quality and Products Career Development Event during the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. Milk Quality and Products is one of 24 CDE areas that cover job skills.
Members of the team representing Warner Robins High School were Bonnie Lawrence, Eric Montoya, Johuna Granville and Katherine Hofmann. FFA Adviser at Warner Robins High School is Veronica Sanders.
Participation in the Milk Quality CDE started after a classroom section on the milk industry.
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“We had been learning about milk in class. It was something that really interested our students. ... learning about the entire process of how milk starts on the farm and ends up in their refrigerator,” Sanders said.
The Warner Robins High School Milk Quality CDE team studied milk production and marketing along with how to evaluate milk and cheese samples for the competition. Along with the hands-on aspects of the competition, the students had to complete a written test.
The team was awarded a bronze emblem. Members also competed for individual awards, with each member winning an individual bronze emblem as well.
While the other FFA programs in the county have access to cows through their school farms, Warner Robins High School does not.
“It was amazing that the students were so excited about it and didn’t let not having cows keep them from competing in the CDE,” Sanders said.
“At Warner Robins High School, we stress that students create their own opportunities. That’s just what our team did, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
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