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FFA members participate in leadership contests

Members of the Fredericktown FFA Chapter recently traveled to Kelly-Benton High School to participate in the Area 15 FFA Leadership Development Events (LDEs).

The following members for the Fredericktown FFA submitted FFA books and received first place and blue ribbons, qualifying them for state competition: 1. Incomplete Recordbook, Placement: Seth Laut, 2. Incomplete Recordbook, Ownership: Libby Mooney, 3. Complete Recordbook, Placement: Malyn Adams, 4. Treasurer Book: Lauren Bathe, 5. Secretary Book: Morgan Brunk, 6. Scrapbook: Emily Winkelman. Savannah Hinkle also competed in Complete Ownership Recordbook and received 2nd place.

Also at the LDEs, students have speaking contests that build their ability to be poised and confident in front of people while delivering a speech. Any student that received 3rd place or better will now move on to district contest. The following individuals participated: 1. FFA Creed was given by Ashlen Jordan, she won 2nd place, 2. Division I public speaking was Libby Mooney, she received 2nd place, 3. Division II speakers where Nicole Lawrence and Jessika Matthews, Jessika won 3rd place, 4. Advanced public speaking participants included Johnee Hargis and Abi McCollom, Johnee got 3rd place, Extemperaneous public speaking was Cathryn Davis and she received 3rd place. Also competing in individual events was Sara White in Job Interviews.

In team events, Fredericktown has traditionally had a very strong showing in parliamentary procedure, and this year was no different. The team of Lidia Myers, Britin Mercer, Seth Laut, Jo Price, Tahnee Bohn, Ashlen Jordan, and Libby Mooney took 1st place at Area and will now move on to the district level. Peyton England, Daniel Bathe, Zach Link, and Britany Stumbaugh combined to form the FFA Knowledge team and took 4th place overall, qualifying them for district competition. All of the students performed very well and represented the school in a professional and dignified way.

Fourth place FFA Knowledge Team members are (left to right) Brittany Stumbaugh, Daniel Bathe, Zach Link, and Peyton England.

Fourth place FFA Knowledge Team members are (left to right) Brittany Stumbaugh, Daniel Bathe, Zach Link, and Peyton England.

Parlimentary Team members are (left to right) front row, Lidia Myers, Ashlen Jordan, Libby Mooney; back row, Tahnee Bohn, Britin Mercer, Seth Laut, and Jo Price.

Parlimentary Team members are (left to right) front row, Lidia Myers, Ashlen Jordan, Libby Mooney; back row, Tahnee Bohn, Britin Mercer, Seth Laut, and Jo Price.

FFA Speaking Contest participants are (left to right) Nicole Lawrence, Sara White, Abi McCollom, Cathryn Davis, Johnee Hargis, Ashlen Jordan, Jessika Matthews, and Libby Mooney.

FFA Speaking Contest participants are (left to right) Nicole Lawrence, Sara White, Abi McCollom, Cathryn Davis, Johnee Hargis, Ashlen Jordan, Jessika Matthews, and Libby Mooney.

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