FFA Senior, Bethany Hicks, 2020 Youth in Agriculture Award Winner
This year’s Watauga County Youth in Agriculture Award is presented to Bethany Hicks. Bethany is a senior at Watauga High School and has been an active member in the Watauga FFA chapter since her freshman year. She has served as a chapter officer since her sophomore year and has been the chapter president both in 2019-20 and 2020-21. She was also elected as the Northwest Region Vice President in 2019-20 and is serving this year as the 2020-21 region President.
Bethany has been very involved in many Career Development Events (competitions) throughout her time in FFA and has earned as high as 2nd place in the state in Extemporaneous Public Speaking, where she is given 30 minutes to prepare a speech about an agricultural related topic. Most recently, Bethany was chosen to represent North Carolina FFA as one of our 5 state delegates at the 93rd National FFA Convention.
Bethany plans to attend a university after graduating and pursue a degree in English. She is the daughter of Chad and Angie Hicks of Sugar Grove, NC. The Youth in Ag Award is sponsored by The Goldsmith. Nomination for the award is by Olivia Hagler, Watauga High Horticulture Instructor and advisor for the Watauga High FFA. While we were not able to present the award in person at the 65th Annual Farm City Banquet, we congratulate Bethany on her award!