Ennis FFA made it’s mark on the State Fair of Texas
Submitted by Brian Harlan, EHS Welding / Pre-Employment
ENNIS - Ennis Future Farmers of America made it’s mark on the State Fair of Texas at the annual Ag. Mechanics competition. There were more than 100 entries in the six divisions combined and Ennis FFA came home with two division winning plaques and a reserve division winning plaque and a plaque reading 2011 State Fair of Texas Overall Reserve Grand Champion.
Ramsey Dodds and a sophomore at EHS under the direction of Brian Harlan was named reserve champion with a 22’ HD utility dovetail lowboy trailer. This was the first time Ramsey had ever gone this deep in “rounds” of the competition. Ramsey also had a big BBQ pit trailer project entered at the fair. He won his class and went on the to be named Reserve Division winner.
Nick White, a senior at EHS won the Home / Recreation division with a beautiful hand-made custom built quilt chest.
White easily won his class and moved on to face Ramsey in division where we as a school Ennis delivered a knock out punch bringing home both champion and reserve champion honors for this division.
Kayla McCabe, a freshmen at EHS had a good showing at the fair as well. She place second in her class with an Adirondack chair behind senior Nick White.
Phillip Cryer and Grant Wagleano also did Ennis FFA a very proud showing at the State Fair. These guys built and constructed a portable light checking system / station. This project took a while to construct and will be a great teaching tool to be used in the shop for years to come. Cryer and Wagleano placed second in the electronics / shop equipment class at the State Fair.