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SHS FFA Team Competes At Nationals

LOUISVILLE- Members of the Saluda FFA Chapter in South Carolina were one of  36 teams participating in the National FFA Agronomy Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The team, led by advisor Amanda Crouch, was awarded a Bronze emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 140 other participants. Ashley Owens received a Silver emblem, Michaela Hall received a Silver emblem, Cody Berry received a Bronze emblem, and Cody Rikard received a Bronze emblem.
  The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the agronomy event are sponsored by Bayer CropScience as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
  The National FFA Agronomy CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Participants’ knowledge of agronomic sciences was tested through several levels of competition including developing solutions for problematic scenarios; identification of seeds, insects, soil and crops, and other management practices.
  The event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.


MISS TIGER - Cheyenne Murray, center, was crowned Saluda High’s Miss Tiger at the annual pageant Sat, Nov. 8, at the school. Also pictured are the other winners, L to R, Miss Senior- Kaylee Palmer; Miss Junior- Brooklyn Newman;  Miss Sophomore- MacKenzie Riley; and Miss Freshman- Allison Edwards.
Saluda High’s Miss Tiger 2015
  The 2015 Saluda High School Miss Tiger pageant was held on November 8, 2014. This year the theme of the pageant was The Roaring 20s. Many weeks of hard work and dedication were put in to make the pageant a success. Christy Roberts, co-director of the pageant, states, “It is a lot of hard work, but the girls get so much out of it. They gain new friends and a new sense of confidence in themselves which makes all of the hard work worth it.”
  To open the pageant each contestant danced to “Bang, Bang” by Will.i.Am. After the dance contestants were able to show their personal style through their everyday wear. After everyday wear, and while the girls got ready for the evening gown competition, the escorts were introduced. This year Alex Aull, Carlos Becerra, Adam Swann, Eduardo Rodriguez, Matthew Rollins, and Mactavias Wharton volunteered to escort the contestants onstage. Each escort was dressed by C.B. Forrest and Son.
  After the evening gown competition Deborah Bailey and Christy Roberts came onstage to thank the girls for their hard work and dedication and to give two very special awards. The first award given was the Spirit of Miss Tiger. This award is chosen by the directors of the pageant and is given to the young woman who displays a positive attitude during the weeks leading up to the pageant. This year’s winner was Alexis Etheredge. Breanna Boatwright was also recognized for participating in the pageant all four years of her high school career.
  After these special recognitions Dr. Harvey Livingston came onstage to announce the winners. The winners were: Miss Freshmen Runner-Up, Lakin Rita; Miss Freshmen, Allison Edwards; Miss Sophomore Runner-Up, Kaylee Black; Miss Sophomore, MacKenzie Riley; Miss Junior Runner-Up, Elizabeth Robertson; Miss Junior, Brooklyn Newman; Miss Senior Runner-Up, Breanna Boatwright; Miss Senior, Kaylee Palmer; and Miss Tiger 2015, Cheyanne Murray.
  Overall, the 2015 Miss Tiger pageant was a success. Each young woman looked stunning and should be very proud of themselves for all of their hard work. Many thanks to the Christy Roberts, Deborah Bailey, Chelsie Hastings, and the Saluda High School Journalism class for making this year’s pageant a success.