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Successful trip for Newton County FFA at the 2010 Georgia National Fair

Newton High School students Bryan Vasquez, Baltazar Alvarez, Blake McDonald, Kayla Eason and Anna Grace Ellis received honorable mention for their forestry display at the 2010 Georgia National Fair in Perry recently.

Newton High School students Bryan Vasquez, Baltazar Alvarez, Blake McDonald, Kayla Eason and Anna Grace Ellis received honorable mention for their forestry display at the 2010 Georgia National Fair in Perry recently.

Newton County FFA Teams were very successful in competing at this year's Georgia National Fair in Perry.

The Newton County beef show team won second place for the Beef Livestock Herdsman Award for its division, and Newton High School received honorable mention for its chapter forestry display.

Newton High School students exhibited projects ranging from beef livestock, floral designs, landscape plans, horticulture research, plant materials, forestry display and plant identification. Alcovy and Eastside students exhibited beef livestock projects.

"We had very good representation from Newton County at the Georgia National Fair. I am very pleased with the way that students placed," said Alcovy High School advisor Ben Brand.

"It was good to see the different number of projects from the county. The cattle and the horticulture projects did very well. We are very excited to see the number of students that have the caliber to have this type of work at the Georgia National Fair," said Newton High School advisor Ryan Talton.

The cattle show was held at the fairgrounds earlier this month, and the horticulture projects are still on display there.

Agriculture Advisors -- Justin Bennett and Ryan Talton of Newton High School, Abbey Brown of Eastside High School and Ben Brand and Robert Cobb of Alcovy High School -- said they are extremely proud of their students and their accomplishments at this year's fair.

The following are the results from the Fair.

Beef Heifer Show:

Aleah Hill, Newton High School - ninth place

Jenna Lawson, Newton High School - fourth place

Dillon Parker, Alcovy High School - third place in Charolais Class and fifth place in Commercial Class

Lacy Powell, Eastside High School - eighth place

Beef Steer Show:

Baltazar Alvarez, Newton High School - fifth place

Skyler Crawford, Newton High School - fifth place

Jenna Lawson, Newton High School - fourth place

Robert Murphy, Newton High School - fourth place

Ben Richardson, Newton High School - sixth place

Josie Stamps, Newton High School - first place

Bryan Vasquez, Newton High School - eighth place

Dendrology (Leaf) Notebooks:

Mia DeLuca, Newton High School - first place

Anna Grace Ellis, Newton High School - first place

Brianna Galloway, Newton High School - first place

Delayney Henry, Newton High School - first place

Floral Design:

Kayla Eason, Newton High School - first place

Floriculture Plant Identification:

Team - sixth place team out of 18 teams competing

Kayla Eason, Newton High School - 20th out of 42 participates

Anna Grace Ellis, Newton High School - 25th out of 42 participates

Brianna Galloway, Newton High School - 18th out of 42 participates

Horticulture Research:

Alexis Duffey and Omar Scruggs (How Morning Glory Plants Respond to Touch), Newton High School - second place

Britani Simmons (County Water vs. Rain Water Tomatoes), Newton High School - third place

Landscape Plans:

Baltazar Alvarez, Newton High School - honorable mention

Dalton Hegwood, Newton High School - second place

Blake McDonald, Newton High School - second place

Chris Pollett, Newton High School - second place

Bryan Vasquez, Newton High School - first place

Plant Materials:

Baltazar Alarvez (Benjamin Fig), Newton High School - third Place

Kayla Eason (Variegated Wandering Jew), Newton High School - honorable mention

Anna Grace Ellis (Macho Fern), Newton High School - second place

Bryan Vasquez (Spider Plant), Newton High School - third place