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Officers compete in area rituals contest

Farmington FFA Officers include (from left) Chris Mohl, Emily Stricklin, Gracie Holt, Sydney Berghaus, Brittany Ladd, Brennah Davis and Mason Berghaus.

On Sept. 27, 2018, Farmington FFA’s team of seven officers competed in the annual area rituals contest. The rituals contest consists of performing formal FFA opening and closing ceremonies used at official meetings for a panel of judges. The judges score each officer team on their official dress (uniform), opening and closing ceremony accuracy, officer speaking parts, voice and poise. Competition is tough and placement can come down to something as simple as standing up and sitting down in unison. Many factors go into performing well at the rituals contest. Therefore, practice makes perfect!

Farmington FFA’s officer team received first place at the annual rituals contest out of several other officer teams around the area. They worked hard for their accomplishment by perfecting their opening and closing ceremonies down to the last detail. Several early morning practices in the weeks leading up to the competition allowed for them to fix any mistakes and make sure their timing was precise. Each officer that competed agreed that all of the time they had spent practicing was well worth it for the first place win.

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