In January 2020, three FFA members (Madisen Carns, Kaeden Smith, and Ruthie Lamaster) from Mt. Vernon High School will be traveling to Denver to compete at the Western National Roundup in at Colorado State University.
These three students recently competed at the Indiana State FFA Meats Evaluation Contest. This contest tests FFA members on their knowledge of meat retail cut identification, carcass grading, yield and quality grading, and other aspects of the meat science industry.
At the contest, Madisen, Kaeden, and Ruthie were strong competitors. The team of three placed second, securing their spot at the national competition. The team will not only be competing in the National Meats Evaluation Contest, they will also be touring the Denver StockYard as well as other meat industries and Colorado State University (CSU).
Mt. Vernon High School’s FFA Advisor, Mrs. Blair, stated, “As [Madisen, Kaeden, and Ruthie’s] FFA advisor and coach, I couldn't be more proud of their hard work and dedication they have had to make their way to compete at the National Level. These students truly know the value of working hard to receive great rewards. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for them. This is extremely exciting not only for them but the entire Mt. Vernon High School FFA chapter as this is the first time that a team has qualified for a National Contest.”
MVCSC would like to congratulate these students as they prepare to compete at a national level. They will be the only team from Indiana to compete at this contest!