Southwest FFA Places 7th in nation in Soils
June 12, 2019
The Southwest FFA Soils Team placed 7th in the nation. Soils is a Career Development Event in FFA. During competition, students are taken to soil pits and must judge the properties, characteristics and management of whichever soil they are given. Students' answers are then graded and compared with other competitors. This year, the Southwest High School FFA chose Leland Colf, Laney Moore, Allison Corwin and Travis Sickles for the soils team. These students worked throughout the year, coming in every morning to practice with their adviser Bill Caldwell. The team competed at Southwest District Competition on April 8 at Missouri State University. They took first place as a team with Laney Moore receiving first individually with Allison Corwin only three points below her in second place. After this accomplishment, the team knew they were competing at state. They competed in Columbia on April 25 and qualified for nationals. Travis Sickles obtained ninth place and a Group 1 rating. Joining him in Group 1 was also Laney Moore and Allison Corwin. They competed at Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 2, where they placed seventh. Pictured, from left to right: Travis Sickles, Laney Moore, Allison Corwin and Leland Colf.