Monday, April 11, 2016

Chadron FFA Shines at State!

Chadron FFA Shines at State!
Chadron High School recently took 25 students to Lincoln to participate in the 2016 Nebraska State FFA Convention.  These students had to qualify at districts earlier this year. At the State Convention, students have the opportunity to ribbon as a team, as well as an individual.  

Thank you for a memorable convention!  It’s a highlight for us to see our chapter in action at the State FFA Convention and in Career Development Events because this is only our 3rd year in existence. Congratulations to all participants; it was an honor to have them represent our community and school!  2,800 students participated in a Career Development Events (CDE) last week.  Our students at CHS qualified in the areas of:  Ag Technology & Mechanics, Natural Resources, Agriscience, Nursery & Landscape management, Agronomy, Livestock Management, Ag Biotechnology, Meats Evaluation,  and Junior Livestock Evaluation.

In addition to our career events, three individuals qualified in the Leadership Skills Events (LSE)  of Junior public speaking, Senior public speaking and Job Interview.  Only two students from each district can qualify for the Leadership Skills Events (LSE).

Ag Technology & Mechanics State Team placing 4th
Joe Cattin Purple
Matthew Kerner Red
Bucky Cattin Blue
Michael Collins Blue
Natural Resources Team placing 21/94
Toni Doescher Red
Brooke Roes
Murphy Churchill
Clay Madsen Purple

Agronomy Team placing 63/113
Billy Tidyman Blue
Luke Tiensvold
Renee Redfern
Joe Matt

Nursery & Landscape Management Team placing 11/25
Joe Matt Red
Hailey Watson Red
MiaKayla Koerber Red
Renee Redfern White

Agriscience State Team placing 14/103
Hailey Watson Red
Luke Tiensvold
Clark Riesen
Madison Cogdill White
Livestock Management State Team placing 3rd (1.2 pts from 2nd)
Cody Madsen
Kane Wellnitz
Katie Lewin
Hunter Hawk
Beau Jersild
Drew Jersild

Ag Biotechnology Team placing 12/23
Toni Doescher White
Brooke Roes White
Matthew Kerner White
Clay Madsen Blue

Meats Evaluation Team placing 14/103
Bucky Cattin Purple
Joe Cattin Blue
Matthew Kerner Blue
Madison Cogdill

Junior Livestock Evaluation State Team placing 4th
Clark Riesen Purple
Alexys Fernandez Red
Katie Lewin White
Beau Jersild Purple

Chapter Delegates
True Thorne
Dadi Serres

Junior Public Speaking
Hunter Hawk

Senior Public Speaking
Kane Wellnitz

Job Interview
Murphy Churchill

Overall, our 6 seniors, 1 junior, 10 sophomores and 7 freshman did a remarkable job! 
Our chapter competed in multiple events for the very first time at state convention.  
We keep in mind that today’s agriculture education students will be the leaders and innovators of the future—responsible for ensuring a safe and stable food and fiber supply for the growing world.

Nebraska FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Our Chadron FFA members continue to show courage, teamwork, and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone and see what happens!

Kane receives his award
Just about to load the bus for the State Convention!