As he enters his junior year at Detroit High School, Cole Carpenter earned recognition in the district, area, and state FFA contests on behalf of the Detroit Future Farmers of America.
This past year as a sophomore, Carpenter earned first place in the Paris District FFA in the Star Chapter FFA Member Contest in the Production Category out of 21 possible schools competing. Following his top honors in district competition, Carpenter placed second against students representing 96 other schools at the Area VI FFA Contest.
Finally, Carpenter was named the first-place alternate for the Texas FFA State Contest. He received this honor by completing his FFA and Ag Class record books, where he has a herd of American Quarter Horse Brood Mares, AQHA Geldings, and Commercial Cattle. Carpenter was also the Texas FFA Rodeo Tie-Down Roping Champion in 2019.
Over the last two years, Carpenter sat down for an interview with a panel of judges. He answered questions about his projects, community service, leadership, and his participation in the horse, forestry, and wildlife career development CDE contest — where he has qualified and competed at state, regional, area, and district levels of competition over the past two years in the FFA.
“He is an amazing young man who is a Christian, an example to others, everyone’s friend, and is a blessing to have in class and as a member of FFA,” said Tracy Denny, Detroit’s agriculture teacher, and FFA advisor.
After the successful contest slate and interviews in the 2019-20 year in FFA, Carpenter will continue with the program as a Lone Star (third-year) member for the 2020-21 school year.