According to Katy Harkey, "Sweetwater High's FFA Teams experienced a lot of success at Area FFA Judging Contests, qualifying 7 out of 8 teams for State! In the coming weeks we will be hauling these seven teams, along with 3 additional teams (who don't have an Area qualifying event, but go straight to State), to their respective State-Wide contests."

The SHS Ag Teacher also announced recent results for FFA Teams, "On Wednesday, April 10th, we hauled our Land Judging Team, consisting of Trey Harvey, Jay Lomas, Stephen May, and Creed Kinsey, along with our Floriculture team, made up of members Shelby Cason, Maty Montgomery, Keyli Turner, and Morgan Browning, to Stephenville for Area CDE (Career Development Event; aka Judging Contests) at Tarleton State University. Both teams qualified for State, with the Floriculture team placing first in Area and the Land team placing fourth. Individually, Morgan placed first, Shelby placed second, Maty was third, and Keyli was fifth. In the Land contest, Stephen placed fourth individually and Trey was a very close fifth.

On Saturday, April 13th, we hauled six more teams to Lubbock for their Area CDE at Texas Tech University. Five of these six teams qualified for State! State Qualifying teams were:

Meats: 1st in Area (4th in the overall contest, which included Area 1, 4, and 5 in addition to our own Area 2)

Sean Morrow- 1st Place Individual

Cody Chapman- 2nd Place Individual

Kyle Lambert- 3rd Place Individual

Mackensey Hayes- 4th Place Individual (there were 33 individuals competing on 9 teams, so the clean sweep is a huge accomplishment!!)

Milk Quality and Products- 2nd in Area (3rd in overall contest)

Blake Young- 4th Place Individual

Morgan Whitley- 7th Place Individual

Sage Nelsen- 8th Place Individual

Shelby Sutton- 12th Place Individual

Poultry- 3rd in Area (3rd in overall contest)

Leah Warren- 3rd Place Individual

Andrew Smith- 4th Place Individual

Colton Scott

Austin Wedin

Wool- 10th in Area

Marc Butler- 3rd Place Individual

Cameryn Jones- 16th Place Individual

Ty Crain

Farm Business Management- 1st in Area

Cody Chapman- 1st Place Individual

Leah Warren- 2nd Place Individual 

Colton Scott- 10th Place Indvidual

Livestock- 6th in Area (4 points away from qualifying for State; they are disappointed, but they worked hard and they represented Sweetwater very well! Livestock is one of the most competitive events, and 6th place is a great accomplishment!)

Caroline Brennan- 12th Place Individual

Kaegan Jeffrey- 15th Place Individual

Kathleen Campbell

Larissa Locklar

This coming Thursday, April 18th, the Land and Milk Quality teams, along with the Homesite Evaluation team, will travel to Tarleton for their State CDE. On Saturday, April 20th, we will haul the Wool team along with our Cotton and Agronomy teams to their State CDE at Texas Tech in Lubbock. The Farm Business Management and Floriculture teams will compete at their State CDE at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville on Friday, May 3rd. The Meats and Poultry teams will compete in their State CDE the following day (May 4th) at Texas A&M University in College Station."