Friday, February 12, 2016

Chadron FFA Wins District Ag Mechanics Contest

District Champs - Matt Kerner, Bucky Cattin, Michael Collins and Joe Cattin

Chadron FFA Wins District Ag Mechanics Contest

The Chadron FFA chapter competed Wednesday February 3rd, in Gordon at the district 12 competition. The team of Joe Cattin, Bucky Cattin, Matt Kerner and Michael Collins came out of the competition as district team champions in the Ag Mechanics event. Students were also placed on an individual basis as to how they scored individually in the 4 core content areas. Individual placings were Bucky Cattin crowned district champion in the Structural Systems section and brother Joe Cattin placed 3rd in the area of Energy Systems. The team earned the right to compete in Lincoln in April for the State FFA competition.

The Envirothon teams also brought home some hardware for the chapter with the “A” team placing second winning three of the six sections of the contest. The team consisted of Murphy Churchill, Brooke Roes, Toni Doescher, Clay Madsen and Sean O’Brien. The Chadron “B” team placed fourth overall claiming the title in the wildlife section of the competition. The team consisted of Beau Jersild, Drew Jersild, Clay Madsen, Kylee Garrett and Hunter Hawk. The teams will not know if they have qualified for state yet as not all district competitions are not yet completed. This state competition will be held in Nebraska City.

The Food Science team of Raymond Boggs, Dadriana Serres, Billy Tidyman and True Thorne became the first team to ever enter the event for our young chapter.  While the group did not place as a team, the rookies they still managed individual placing in the event with Dadrianna Serres earning a red ribbon and True Thorne a white.

The team of Maikayla Koeber, Katie Lewin and Ma ckenzie Scoggins competed in the very difficult Vet Science competition. This contest measures the students skills in the area of animal breeds, parasites, veterinary practicum, tool identification and a lengthy written test. The group did not place as a team but did have two red ribbon winners in Katie Lewin and Mackenzie Scoggins.

Overall, our chapter had a very successful day.  We continue to be amazed at our members willingness to step forward and try new things.  They put in a lot of time preparing for this contest and as sponsors, we appreciate their efforts.  Our chapter will participate in another contest at Kimball next month.  We still have opportunities for more students to qualify for State FFA.