Polk County FFA took part in the North Carolina FFA Camp Program at White Lake, N.C. during June, spending five days at the camp.

The Polk County students divided into four athletic teams for a competition during camp – Black, Blue, Silver and White. The teams placed as follows: Blue 1st, Silver 5th, White 6th and Black 7th.

The camping program consisted of character building, leadership and recreational activities. Each day started with students taking part in devotional, flag-raising ceremonies and calisthenics. Next, students attended leadership sessions where they enhanced their leadership skills.

The remainder of the day the students participated in competitive events including water sports (swimming, canoeing, water ball), basketball, volleyball, softball, horseshoes, shuffle board, checkers and table tennis. All activities were based on a point system and the team with the most points at the end of the week was declared the winner.

Students taking part in the camp in the photo above include:

Front row, from left: Banks Barber, Braxton Edwards, Evan Miller, Lukas Tipton, Zoey Parsons, Jordan Bishop, Savannah Parris, Karli Wood.

Second row, from left: Belen Akers, Rollins Carter, Scout Harmon, Madison Geddings, Paige Schlabach, Kendall Hall, Autumn Owen, Everett Gilbert, Sydney Waldman, Natalee Davis, McKenna Hill, Kylee Mullis, Delaney Tipton, Haley Robinson, Delaney Hill and Hannah Emory.

Third row, from left: Matias Akers, Matt Mullis, Gaige Lewis, Holden Owens, Henry Heider, Jackson Tipton, Bryson McCraw, Chan Barber, Reagan Waddell, Jake Justice, Anna McFadden, Grayson Jones, Kyler Scruggs, Tana Harris, Shane Parris, Bryson Edwards, Rachel Davis, Carolina Castillo-Ibarra, Clark Phipps, Coble Cameron, Nicholas Wilson, Mariah Overholt, Olivia Overholt, Ben Hardin, Sarah Wilson, Kaylin Jenkins,

Not pictured: Jack Derkach and Seth Hardin.