Fayette agriscience students earn top honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Fayette County Schools) – Agriscience students from several Fayette County Public Schools competed and a few earned top marks in this summer’s three-day virtual Kentucky FFA state convention, which wrapped up July 2.

Agriscience Fair winners:

Environmental Service / Natural Resource Systems

  • Haley Trowel of Leestown Middle School, Division 1
  • Taylor Shearer and Isabella Bliziotis of Leestown Middle, Division 2
  • Molly Lewis of Locust Trace (Lafayette), Division 3

Social Science Systems

  • Olivea Parks of Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, Division 1

Food Products & Processing Systems

  • Ani Sutherland of Leestown Middle, Division 1

Public speaking awards — all from Locust Trace AgriScience Center:

  • 1st place to Josh Roberts (Tates Creek High) in Turf and Lawn Impromptu Speaking;
  • 2nd to Kennedy Little (Bryan Station High) in Prepared Public Speaking;
  • 3rd to Elyssa Spiggle (Henry Clay High) in FFA Creed.

In addition, Kentucky FFA saluted 425 members who earned their state FFA degree, including these eight graduates from Locust Trace: Keirra Bruce, John Clark, Avery Downs, Whitney Evans, Josh Roberts, Mason Schwarberg, Annika Weaver, and Catherine Wharton.

The state convention went virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

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