By McKenzie Mattox
The Vienna FFA went to Massac County on September 12th to compete in the annual Section 25 Land Use and Tractor Driving CDE.
Vienna’s varsity team placed 5th, with two members placing in the top ten individually.
The varsity team consisted of Seniors Allison Browning, McKenzie Mattox, and Colten Schultz, and Juniors Austin Goines and Collin Brown.
Seniors McKenzie Mattox and Colten Schultz placed in the top ten individually, Mattox placing 6th and Schultz placing 9th.
Two members also competed in tractor driving, Senior Colten Schultz and Junior Austin Goines.
On August 26, the Vienna High School FFA went to the DuQuoin State Fair to take part in the annual FFA Farmyard Follies. VHS placed second in tug-of-war, though the results of other games the members participated in are not available at this time.
Those members on the tug-of-war team were senior Jamie Paisley, junior Tylour Daubert, sophomores Parker Agin and Nathaniel Ross and freshman Gabe Thornton.
The team of 5 only lost one round, the Championship.
Junior Tylour Daubert said that “it was a fun, intense, and exciting experience. I’m glad that we got second, though it’s too bad we didn’t get first.”
The FFA plans to test their luck again next year when attending the Farm Follies, hoping to have even better results.