Five Earn State FFA Degrees

Thirty-five members of the Elgin FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Convention held in Lincoln April 6-8. While at state most members competed in contests and every member attended general sessions and leadership workshops featuring guest speakers such as Josh Shipp, Governor Dave Heineman, Curt Tomasevicz, Hypnotist, Steve Meade, the Nebraska State FFA Officers, the National FFA President, Riley Pagett and other National FFA Officers, as well as many others who support agriculture and FFA.

Highlights of the convention were the five boys earning their State FFA Degree. Also, Juliana Dunn received a GOLD placing on her Jr. Public Speech about the importance of Honeybee’s to agriculture in Nebraska and the U.S. and the Agri-Science team received a red ribbon for their contest, with Brett Kinney, Allison Koenig and Mallory Fangman getting a blue ribbon for their efforts on that team.  Here are complete results of the Convention:

Agri – Science: Brett Kinney, (Blue) Allison Koenig, (blue) Mallory Fangman, (blue) and Corin Pelster (Team – Red).

Meat Judging: Blake Anderson, AJ Braband, (Red) Brady Dierks, and Alex Grosserode.

Welding: Arc: Tyler Childers, MIG: Garret Schindler, and O/A: Allen Miller (Red).

Agronomy: Alex Dierks (Red), Ben Pelster, Kyle Knievel, and Caleb Pelster.

Jr. Livestock Judging: Devon Baum (Red), Tyler Childers (White), Michael Braband, and Ross Schindler (White).

Sr. Livestock Judging: Sebastian Janssen, Grant Beckman (Blue), Jared Seier, and Shane Vanis.

Natural Resources: Lee Bartak (Red), Ross Schindler, Austin Heying (Red), and Shane Beckman.

Creed Speaking: Brett Kinney (Bronze).

Jr. Public Speaking: Juliana Dunn (Gold).

Delegates: Justine Meis and Tre Henkenius. Delegates sit in on “official” meetings to discuss and vote on issues concerning the FFA in the state in Nebraska.

Chorus members: AJ Braband, Brieann Grosserode, and Kix Payne.

State FFA Degree: They were: Nathan Anderson, Alex Dierks, Sebastian Janssen, Kyle Knievel, and Ben Pelster.

We would like to sincerely thank Anne Meis and Connie Kinney who were the sponsors and also to Rhonda Miller who drove the activity bus down for us.

Next up for the Elgin FFA Chapter is the Chapter Banquet. The Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 6:00P.M. in the EPS Gym. There will be awards, a slide show, guest speakers, and good food!