FFA member Haley Smith represented Warren County well at the Middle TN Southern Section Employment Skills competition placing fifth.
Smith qualified for sectionals after placing second in Employment Skills at the district level. She competed Thursday night in the sectional competition and was the youngest in the competition. She was the only sophomore competing against juniors and seniors.
FFA advisor and Haley’s mother, Danielle Smith, expressed her pride.
“I am beyond proud of this amazing young lady,” said Danielle. “This has been a brand new experience for her and she was the only sophomore competing. This kid has one bright future ahead of her.”
The FFA Employment Skills competition is designed for FFA members to practice, develop and demonstrate skills needed for seeking employment in the industry of agriculture. Each aspect of the event simulates real-world activities that are used by real-world employers.
Smith was required to bring a resume, cover letter and list of references.
During the event, she had to complete an electronic employment application, do an initial contact interview over the phone, do a personal interview and submit a follow-up correspondence.