SCC Ag students get first place in national competition
Six Southeast Community College agriculture students finished in the top 10 at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Contest March 30-April 2 in North Platte.
All six competed in the Horticulture Contest, one of 13 categories at this year’s event.
Andrew Frazee, Hannah Wagner, Jordan Lewis, and Peyton Hanson won first place in the team competition for both two-year and four-year schools.
Individually, Frazee, a Horticulture student from Sabetha, Kansas, was the Knowledge Exam Individual Champion in the two-year division, as well as the Identification Individual Champion. Hansen, a Turfgrass student from Lincoln, was the Problem Solving Individual Champion in the two-year division.
Overall, Frazee placed first in the two-year division. Wagner, a Horticulture student from Norfolk, finished second. Caleb Revis, a Horticulture student from Beatrice, finished third, and Lewis, a Horticulture student from Lincoln, finished fourth.
Jack Selken, a Turfgrass student from Oakland, placed eighth. Revis and Selken were judged as individuals in the contest.
“Discover Your Hidden Resource” was this year’s theme, and all six SCC students participated in the NACTA Horticulture Contest.
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture hosted the event, which was open to all two- and four-year schools that have institutional NACTA membership. Contests and events were held in North Platte, with support from the West Central Research and Extension Center.