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Mary Persons Student Wins Area Electrical CDE

Brice Turner of Mary Persons High School and Eric Mooney of Upson-Lee High School recently participated in the Area III EMC/FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event (CDE) at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley. Turner won first place and in addition to receiving a scholarship, he will advance to the state contest in January for a chance at more scholarship money.

The Georgia FFA and electric membership corporations (EMCs) in Georgia, including Southern Rivers Energy (SRE), have offered this educational initiative for nearly 50 years, introducing agriculture students to electrification programs while teaching safe, efficient use of electricity. Contest participants complete a written exam, a practical wiring problem testing their knowledge of the National Electric Code, and an oral presentation on steps to complete a specific electrical task.

SRE is proud to support this program and students like Brice and Eric who take the initiative to participate.

Upson-Lee student, Eric Mooney (left) is pictured receiving his certificate.

First place winner, Brice Turner of Mary Persons (right) is pictured in front of the electrical model used during the oral presentation of the contest. Participants must explain to the judges, step-by-step how to correctly wire the example citing the National Electric Code.

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