Okefenoke REMC recently held a practice session for the upcoming South Region FFA Wiring Competition to be held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton on November 15, leading up to the statewide competition in January 2019.

Nine students from six surrounding counties participated in OREMC’s practice session that took place at Brantley Country High School. Facilitating the practice session was Jerry Stone, agricultural mechanics area teacher at ABAC and advisor for South Region FFA. OREMC award cash prizes to the top three finishers: $100 to first place winner Joel Culpepper, Echols County; $50 to Lawton Lyons, Lanier County, in second place; and $25 to Zachary Peacock, Wayne County, in third.

Open to high school students in grades nine through 12, the wiring competition is an Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event sponsored jointly by the Georgia FFA Association, and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation representing the state’s 41 electric membership cooperatives. The event is divided into three sections: a presentation/demonstration speech, problem-solving questions and a wiring problem. Each section is timed and scored based on work completed and competency demonstrated. The top two winners from each of six regions advances to the statewide competition.