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North Johnston students attend FFA summer camp

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KENLY — Some 46 members of North Johnston High School Future Farmers of America chapter attended the annual recreation camp at North Carolina FFA Center at White Lake June 10-14 and competed on a chapter basis with more than 15 other groups from across the state.

Advisers for the North Johnston chapter are Johnny Capps, Christy Wheeler and Dane Williford.

According to Capps, the chapter has been sending a group to the camp for more than 25 years.

“It was another great event and we all had a good time,” said Capps.

Capps said the camping program consists of sports competitions including swimming and watersports, basketball, softball, volleyball, water ball, tug of war, track and field events, cornhole, horseshoes, shuffleboard, checkers and table tennis.

Chapters also competed in a talent show, devotional, flag-raising ceremony and calisthentics early each morning and a vespers program each evening with many of the programs planned and presented by teams from the various FFA chapters.

Capps said the large number of North Johnston attendees made it possible for the group to compete with three full teams of students — NoJo Red, NoJo Gray and NoJo White.

Among all teams, NoJo Gray finished second overall in scoring and the NoJo Red and NoJo White teams completed camp with top-10 rankings.

“I am extremely proud of our students and how well they perform at the camp each year,” said Capps. “We are also proud of the parents because without their support and commitment, we would not be able to do this.”