State FFA Convention 2012 was one to remember as Devon Baum was named state champion in Natural Resource Speaking and Cordell Waterbury won with his proficiency in Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – placement!
Devon’s speech about Nebraska’s Natural Resource Districts won her the title at this year’s state convention. She qualified for state convention back in January with a runner up finish at districts.
“She really worked hard over the past few months to make her delivery of the speech memorable to the judges. She also studied up on NRD’s so she wouldn’t be surprised during questioning by the judges,” said Mrs. Schwartz, FFA advisor. “It just goes to show what a little hard work can do, she really deserved this.”
Cordell won the state title with his Ag mechanics proficiency. This application is part of his SAE record book and highlights his past and current experience working on ATV’s, machinery, cars, trucks, and other equipment. His advisor, Mrs. Schwartz said, “He is really passionate about working with machinery and equipment, this is what his career is going to consist of, so I am really glad to see received the recognition he deserves at this level!”
Cordell’s proficiency will be submitted to the National FFA contests for review and a chance to become a national finalist.
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