On Wednesday, September 26th, members of the Miami East FFA Chapter competed in the District 5 Soils Judging Contest in Montgomery County at the Sycamore State Park. The Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District coordinated the event.
The Urban Soils team consisted of Braxton Donaldson, Daniel Everett, Levi Reid, Miranda Maggart, Hunter Sharp, Kelsey Kirchner, Katrina Bendickson, and Trent Church. The team placed 8 out of 20 teams. Trent Church was the highest placing individual from Miami East placing 22 out of 131 individuals.
The Rural Soils team consisted of Haley Etherington, Kayden Gustin, Chase Fulghum, Jordan Inman, Haleigh Maggert, and Madeline Davis. The team placed 17th out of 26 teams. Haley Etherington was the high individual from Miami East placing 34 out of 182 individuals.
The contest consisted of evaluating four soils pit for slope, erosion, drainage, depth, and soil texture. Also, the contestants took a written test and answered questions from the Soil Survey of Montgomery County.