Elgin FFA Chapter Excels at Leadership Skills Event

On Wednesday, January  4th FFA Chapters from District X congregated with many of their members to compete in the annual Leadership Skills Event.

The Leadership Skills Event is held at the district and state level to promote opportunities for FFA members to develop skills in leadership, cooperation, and teamwork, as well as building a broader understanding of the abilities necessary for today’s agricultural leaders.  The district champion and district runner-up both qualify for state competition in April during the State FFA Convention.  The summaries and results of each contest are as follows:

Creed Speaking: The event is open to first year FFA members in good standing who are enrolled in their first year of agricultural education during one or both semesters of the school year, are in the ninth grade.  The objective of the contest is to develop the ability of interpretation and self expression of beginning FFA members.

The District Champion and State Qualifier was Brittany Hanzilk from the Stuart FFA. Jon Meis placed and Baylie Schiltmeyer both received blue ribbons.

Cooperative Speaking: The event is open to all high school FFA members who are enrolled in an agricultural education class in order to develop the ability of FFA members to competently express themselves and to provide an educational opportunity to learn about the cooperative method of doing business.  District Champion was Grant Beckman of the Elgin FFA Chapter with the Runner-up being Jacob Goldfull from O’Neill FFA.

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