The Purdy FFA first place winning state dairy team recently attended the national competition. The team placed 15th in the nation and a silver rating. Individually, Jared Smith received a gold rating and Jake Henderson, Alex Mareth and Jake Beaty received a silver rating. The team arrived at Purdy School on Oct. 29 in a horse-drawn wagon pulled by Joe Grissom and wagon team owner Ronnie Schad. Pictured above, from left, are: Mareth, Smith, Beaty and Henderson with wagon masters, Grissom and Schad who were transported by horses Duke and Barney.