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All they dreamed about since they were young was following their hearts into music. Singing, dancing and playing in a band were at the top of many FFA members’ minds. However, few were selected to compete at the state level competition. After months of preparation, 10 teams and individuals from each area finally made their dreams come true at the 2010 State Convention Talent Contest.
Some wish to continue far beyond the state convention, and with this level of talent their aspirations of becoming a rock star are just a block away. Facing their fears and overcoming obstacles many would not dare to dream of, both teams and individuals equipped themselves to rock out on a stage in front of an auditorium full of fellow FFA members. Preforming with fire and soul, all contestants tried their hardest singing, playing and even dancing. Although all teams and individuals prepared themselves for this big night, only one can be named the winner of the 2010 State Convention Talent Contest.
After moments of deliberation, Hatti Bridges from Area VI and the Henderson FFA Chapter was chosen as the runner-up at the 82nd annual Texas FFA convention. Hattie Bridges began singing and traveling at age nine.
“I was at a concert when I was five when my parents realized I could sing,” Hatti Bridges said. “But I didn't pursue it until later.”
After years of praying and preparation, she was finally able to sing on stage at the 2010 Texas state convention in front of thousands of FFA members.
“I psyched myself up talking and getting to know other people and praying,” Bridges said.
She still feels like she has accomplished her goal in competing and placing at the state level.
Colton Dewberry from Area IX and the Corrigan-Camden FFA Chapter was named the winner in this year's state convention talent contest. Dewberry has been singing since the age of nine.
He said, “My grandpa never bought me video games, it was always something musical.”
He would sing in the church group because a woman in his church group had inspired him. He now has been leading his church music program for three years. Dewberry plans to further his musical career and pursue his life long dream of becoming a singer.