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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

Members of the Artesia FFA state-winning horse judging team, from left, Alexis Benton, Tyler Coons (Artesia FFA alumnus), Haley Bell and Hannah Vega, pause their practice this morning for a photo during diligent preparation for the 91st Annual FFA Convention next week in Indianapolis, Ind. Also qualifying to compete from Artesia and joining them at the convention will be Maegan Lemon (Artesia FFA alumnus), the state winner in Extemporaneous Speaking. Other Artesia FFA Alumni Hailey Ashe, McKinnah Gwynne and Chance Mitchell will also attend the convention to receive their FFA American Degrees.