The Uniontown FFA Meat Evaluation Team was recently named as the State Runner-Up team at the Kansas FFA State Meat Evaluation contest held in Manhattan, Kansas on April 30th. With their 2nd place finish at the state competition, Uniontown FFA will represent Kansas FFA at the 2024 National Western Stock Show Meat Judging contest held in Denver, Colorado in January.
The team was led by Byron Fry, who ranked as the 2nd High Individual overall and Addisyn Hall who finished in 5th place individually. Brycen Stewart ended up in 14th and Corrynn Atkins ranked 21st. All four of Uniontown’s team members are Juniors at Uniontown High School and will have the opportunity to return to the state contest next year.
This Runner-up finish for Uniontown FFA continues an impressive run of state contest rankings for the chapter. Over the past seven years Uniontown has been named the Champion Team Overall two times (2018 and 2021) and the Runner-up team three times (2017, 2019, 2023) in the Meat Evaluation contest. Additionally the chapter was the State Champion team at the Livestock Judging event in 2016 and 2019, the State Ritual contest in 2021 and the Leadership Information contest in 2019.
The team is coached by Uniontown High School Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor Scott Sutton who has been at Uniontown since the 2016-2017 school year.