EMF FFA Sends 26 Members to District Leadership Development Events
By Amy Tomlinson, EMF Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor
With the start of a new year, the FFA chapter has continued to roll into events this semester.
For the past several weeks the chapter has been preparing for District Leadership Development Events that were held in York on January 19th. This year the chapter took 26 members which is an all time high number for our chapter to have participated. Events include Parliamentary Procedure, Junior and Senior Public Speaking, Ag Demonstrations, Job Interviews, etc. We were excited with how well our members did at the event with the following results:
Ag Literacy- Malorie Lawver blue, Alexis Paulsen blue and second alternate to state Discovery speaking- Sophie Weber purple, second alternate to state, Jacob Spohn- purple and first alternate to state
Creed Speaking- Zach Spohn blue ribbon and Abbie Milton red ribbon
Junior Public speaking- Ella Archer 2nd place, purple ribbon and STATE QUALIFIER
CCM (Junior Parli Pro) team- 6th place and blue ribbon
Ag Demo Teams- Keila, Ashley, Vivian, Shelby, Kylie, Ben,Cade,Carter,Jayden and Mikey received red ribbons
Job Interview- Cameryn and Christian made finals. Cameryn received 5th place and purple ribbon, Christian received 3rd place and 1st alternate to state, purple ribbon. Job interview was out of 28 individuals!
The chapter is heading into award application season with eight students applying for the State FFA Degrees this year. We will also have a STAR Placement applicant and several Proficiency award applications that will be interviewed and evaluated on February 2nd.
At the end of February we will be hosting a myriad of activities during National FFA Week which is February 21-25. Check out our social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook for pictures from FFA Week as well as chapter happenings.
Pictured is Ag Demo team of Ben Bartu, Jayden Capek, Michael Bartu, Cade Kresak, and Carter Milton