Stockton top 10 in nation for veterinary science proficiency


Mackenzie Stockton, of Sparta, received Gold for placing top 10 in the nation for her Veterinary Science Proficiency.

 At the FFA State Convention this past March, Stockton earned first place in the State for her proficiency. She competed at the national level for a spot as a finalist at the 95th National Convention. She placed in the top 10, earning herself Gold, which is the second highest Proficiency Award at the national level.

Stockton worked as an assistant at a veterinary clinic in her hometown of Sparta for her supervised agriculture experience and proficiency. She spent many long hours at Sparta Veterinary Service LLC working beside highly educated veterinarians and vet techs, gaining knowledge that will last her a lifetime and prepare her for her future career in veterinary medicine.

Stockton attended Governor’s School in the summer of 2021, where she experienced college life and gained a new knowledge of what a career in veterinary medicine looks like. She will be attending University of Tennessee at Martin this fall, where she will be majoring in pre-veterinary medicine. Mackenzie faced many challenges along the road such as balancing work with school and trying to stay as active as possible in the White County FFA chapter. However, she was able to overcome these challenges and graduated from White County High School with a 4.0 GPA, all while being an upstanding member in FFA.

“We are extremely proud of Mackenzie and her accomplishments,” said Kim Eller, White County High School agriculture teacher/advisor. “We wish her the best in college.”


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