Marion-Florence FFA chapter 5th at Ark City

Officers for the Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed fifth overall among the 32 teams participating Dec. 9 in the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference hosted by Arkansas City High School.

The conference consisted of competitions in three areas: Parliamentary Procedure, FFA Information and Ritual.

Marion placed third in Parliamentary Procedure, second in the FFA Informa?tion and 14th in Ritual.

Individually, Elizabeth Meyer placed fifth in FFA Information and Aidan Cairns finished 10th. Meyer also was named to the Master Ritual team as the secretary.

Students competing in the parliamentary procedure contest were required to take a test, then present 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 current programs and awards.

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

In addition to Meyer and Cairns, Marion was represented by Dylan Carpenter, Raleigh Kroupa, Bret Voth, Cade Harms and Kaitlyn Goebel.

The Marion-Florence FFA Greenhand officer team placed fourth in the Green?hand Parliamentary Proce?dure CDE.

Competing for Marion on the Greenhand team were Riley Hake, Caleb Hett, Jarret McLinden, Austin Neufeld, Antone Vinduska and Jacob Vondenkamp.