The East Clinton FFA Soil Judging teams competed in the State Soil Judging Contest this past weekend in London, Ohio and qualified for state by placing first and third in their district contest.
In Soil Judging the teams have to judge the soil and identify different textures or limitations for farming or urban development. The Rural or Agriculture team of Gracie McCarren, Ashley Kinner, Tabby Vance, Grace Cooper and Shelby Williams placed second in the state and first in the districts.
Ashley Kinner was eighth in the state and third in the district, Tabby Vance was ninth in the state and second in the district, and Gracie McCarren was 10th in the state and first in the district.
By placing second in the state, the team qualified to go to the National Land and Range Contest in Oklahoma City in May and earned a banner for the school.
The Urban team of Carter Carey, Holly Bernard, Dakota Slone, Quinten Tolle and Trenton Garen placed 14th in the state and third in the district contest. Carter Carey was 30th in the state and Holly Bernard placed 46th in the state and fifth in the district.
The team would like to thank the McCarren Family, Burns Family, Boeckmann Family, Williams Family, Woodruff Family, Kelly Family, Barton Family, Bond Family, Wilmington College and East Clinton Local Schools for allowing them to dig soil pits and judge on their land.