TCHS Students Compete in Agricultural Electrification CDE
Courtesy of Toombs County High School
Two Toombs County High School (TCHS) students executed their knowledge about agricultural electricity and gained more experience in the field in a recent Career Development Event (CDE) competition.
Senior Dawson McLendon represented the school in the Agricultural Electrification CDE, while Freshman Case Conner walked through in hopes to compete next year. McLendon had to wire a simulation that was given in one hour, take a problem-solving test, and then give a 4-6 minute speech over calculations and installation of a Pole Mounted Main Farm Service.
Ultimately, he placed 8th in the competition, with only 20 points separating him from 1st Place.
The Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMC) CDE is an event which provides opportunities for Future Farmers of America (FFA) members to demonstrate their skills in electrical wiring, critical thinking and communications. The Electric Membership Cooperation throughout Georgia sponsors these events as a means to promote education in safety and efficient use of electrical energy.
This contest takes almost four years to perfect and become competitive since it is the hardest CDE that FFA offers. Conner took this opportunity to help grade and go through the contest after it was complete to help him prepare for next year.