AHS students bring home state-level awards
Aubrey High School students and their teacher, Tracy Yarbrough, pose for a picture at the Sam Houston State Career Development Events State Competition on April 28.
Photo Courtesy of AISD
By Amy Ruggini
Aubrey High School senior Reed Strittmatter placed seventh High Point Individual in the Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems contest at the Sam Houston State Career Development Events State Competition on April 28. The team made up of Reed Strittmatter, Collin Strittmatter, Cody Smith and Owen Eggleston placed sixth overall in the state.
The group qualified out of the area competition held in early April.
According to the Texas FFA website, a team of three or four members must demonstrate their ability to work with others while solving problems in the Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems category. During the event, members complete a written exam and demonstrate problem-solving and hands-on performance skills. The event takes a “systems” approach and emphasizes machinery and equipment systems, related industry and marketing systems, energy systems, structural systems and environmental/natural resource systems.