FFAers place well at district

Leaders for the Marion-Florence FFA chapter participated in the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference at Chaparral High School on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The conference consisted of competitions in three areas: parliamentary procedure, FFA information, and ritual.

Marion placed fifth in the FFA information contest, fifth in the ritual contest, and sixth in parliamentary procedure.

Hank Collett placed second and Sam Erhlich was eighth individually in FFA information. Collett also was named to the master ritual team as vice president.

Combined placings among the three contests allowed the chapter to place fifth overall out of 24 teams in the South Central District.

Students competing in the parliamentary procedure contest were required to take a test over parliamentary procedure and then perform a 10-minute demonstration of 10 different parliamentary motions.

This demonstration had to reflect a meeting in progress and participants found out which motions they had to demonstrate and their topic exactly one minute before beginning the demonstration.

The FFA information contest consisted of a 100-question test over the FFA organization, officers, history, official functions, and programs and awards.

Students in the ritual contest were required to perform the opening ceremony used at FFA meetings and official functions.

Students competing for Marion included Tacy Taylor, Collett, Charlie Holub, Mark Kukuk, Brad Klenda, Alan Overton and Ehrlich.

Kayla Williams placed second place at the South Central District creed speaking career development event on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Chaparral High School.

Contestants were first-year FFA members who were evaluated on their ability to recite the FFA Creed and respond to a question about the creed.

By placing second, Williams qualified to compete at the State FFA Convention in June in Manhattan.

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