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Long FFA'ers place in region contest
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Long County High School FFA members, from left, Marissa Pitts, Rachael Spencer, Jessica Garrason, Claire Howard won second place in a regional FFA contest in December. - photo by Photo provided.

Long County High School FFA members Jessica Garrason, Claire Howard, Marissa Pitts and Rachael Spencer placed second in the Area 6 FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event at Wayne County High School in December.

Participants demonstrated editing skills on printed documents, correcting the mistakes and using proofreader marks; along with style, grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Also, the team completed a quiz on basic elements important to journalism and graphic design.

FFA has more than 449,000 members nationwide preparing for careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Its mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Garrason, a junior, is the daughter of David and Melissa Garrason. Howard, a sophomore, is the daughter of Ray and Brenda Howard. Pitts, a senior, is the daughter of Edward and Donna Pitts. And Spencer, a junior, is the daughter of Timothy and Corinne Spencer.

Helen Young and Amy Swindell are Long County High School’s FFA advisor.

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