Two Carroll County animal judging teams competed last week at the national Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas City.
The dairy judging team from Francis Scott Key High School and the livestock judging team from South Carroll High School had been winners in state contests.
The dairy judging team also competed in the North American International Livestock Exposition for 4-H and FFA members in Louisville, Ky., and placed ninth out of 21 teams, said Joe Linthicum, FFA adviser at Key.
Team members Jamie DeGroft, a sophomore, and Wyatt Griffin, a senior, placed 15th and 28th respectively against 80 competitors, Linthicum said.
At the FFA competition, the dairy team placed 32nd out of 45 teams and received a bronze emblem award, he said. DeGroft received a silver medal for finishing 35th out of 135, Griffin received a bronze medal for placing 99th, and Glenn Kiser, a senior, finished 120th, Linthicum said.
Team member Ray Mullican, a senior, did not compete.
South Carroll's livestock judging team also placed 32nd out of 45 teams, said Jim Lloyd, FFA adviser at the school.
Team members Kelly Clagett and Bobbye Chaney placed 40th and 60th respectively against 135 competitors, Lloyd said. Both graduated from South Carroll last year. Team member John Harrison, a junior, received a silver award for showmanship. John Condon, a 1990 South Carroll graduate, also was a team member.