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The Waurika P.I. recently held its annual FFA Opening Ceremonies contest at the First Baptist Church in Marlow. Chapters from Stephens and Jefferson County competed for first place and an opportunity to attend the state contest in Stillwater.
Seventeen teams competed with four coming back for the finals. The Empire FFA ninth grade team came out on top. Team members were Cale Schreiner, Anna Mitchell, Luke Davis, Alexia Newman, Ryley Dumas and Blake Cheatwood.
Empires eighth grade team also competed. Team members were Rhiannon Turner, Montana McGill, Kaylee Cooper, Toni Kelly, Devon Mitchell and Baylee Ballard. A creed contest was also held with Alexia Newman, Ryley Dumas and Blake Cheatwood competing for Empire. Blake finished fourth.