Wednesday, March 20, 2019

January & February Edition

District Speech Competition at Marysville
On January 16th, 2019, the Holton FFA Chapter took a bus load of members to the District Speech Competition at Marysville High School! Members gave speeches over a huge variety of topics, from microbial seed coatings & certified angus beef labels to aphid infestations & vertical farming. Our freshman creed speakers did a great job, with Amariah Allen leading the way, placing third. For the A-Team freshman speakers, Amariah Allen also lead the way taking first, with Katina Bartel in eighth, and Hannah Newell in tenth. In the Sophomore division, Grace Utz placed eighth, with Carter Watkins placing fourteenth. Bridget Kucan placed sixth in the Junior division, with Alexys Campbell close behind taking eighth. For the Senior division, Kortnee VanDonge leading the group by placing fifth, Cailin Parks close behind in seventh, and Savannah Phillips in ninth. Kortnee VanDonge really blew the judges way in Extemporaneous speaking, by taking first place! Paige Crouch took first in the Extra upper division, with Hope Kebert in seventh, Olivia McAsey in eighth, and Chris Roush in ninth. The Freshman extras also did a fantastic job! Ahnna Mellenbruch took second, with Corwin right behind her in third, Haley Mendez in sixth, and Conner Collins in tenth. All in all it was a very successful day in Marysville, with the chapter placing second behind Jackson Heights.


KSU Ag Ed Speech Day

On February 2nd, 2019, the FFA chapter took two vans full of speakers to the KSU Ag Ed Speech day. The event was held on campus at the Bluemont Hall. Overall the chapter placed 3rd, which is really good considering the tough competition at the event. We had three of our members that went make it to the finals. Junior Alexys Campbell placed 4th in Junior Prepared Speaking and 3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking. Junior Cailin Parks placed 4th in Senior Prepared Speaking. Senior Kortnee VanDonge placed 4th in Extemporaneous Speaking. We finished the day with a trip to our favorite spot in Manhattan, Vista Burger.

District Meats Judging at Easton


On February 4th, 2019 the Holton FFA Chapter attended District meats judging  in Easton, Kansas. It was an overall great day with lots of newcomers giving it a try. With the help of Mr. Koehlmoos being on a state meats judging team he helped people to gain a lot  more knowledge. The Holton A Team placed 3rd overall with Alexys Campbell 5th, and Hope Kepert 9th. B Team placed 2nd overall at the meats CDE with Amariah Allen 8th, Conner Collins 9th and Ahnna Mellenbruch 3rd. Thank you to everybody who gave this a shot and put in the effort to do well!

JCLA Meal
At the Jackson County Livestock Association Banquet Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley FFA members got together to serve a delicious meal to the association members. Jackson Heights members served the meal to start the night and Holton and Royal Valley students got participants water and helped them to their seats as well as picked up finished plates and refilled drinks. After dinner, the meeting began and we FFA members cleaned the kitchen and tables that we could to not interrupt the meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, everybody helped to get the building ready to have some fun. The dance began and so did the fun, after some hard work it was nice to relax, talk and dance with our fellow FFA members. Overall this was a very fun event to attend and be apart of.


National FFA Week
To better plan around the high school schedule, the chapter pushed back FFA Week to February 22nd - March 1st. The chapter members participated in different activities throughout the week to show their support for FFA. On Friday the 22nd, members attended the Western Farm Show in Kansas City to kickoff FFA Week. Attending members also donated canned food items while at the expo. While attending the Western Farm Show, members were able to meet with different industry workers, post-secondary schools, and were even able to listen to remakes from Erica Baier, 2017-2018 National FFA Secretary. The days of FFA Week continued on the 25th, when FFA members posted pictures of their SAE projects and used the hashtag #SAESelfie. Then, on the 26th members worn FFA shirts and attire to school to show their support. The rest of the week included a chapter breakfast at Your Place or Mine and agriculture trivia in the ag room. FFA Week was a fun way to show support for the national organization and grow as a chapter.  

Proficiencies

This year the Holton FFA Chapter had five individuals turn in their Proficiency Applications for their SAE’s. Senior Kortnee VanDonge took 1st in Vet Science, Junior Bridget Kucan took 1st in Beef Placement, Junior Cailin Parks was 1st in Diversified Livestock, Junior Chris Roush was 2nd in Goat Production, and Sophomore Sarah Grafton also competed in Diversified Agriculture. The three winning proficiency applications will be revised and sent onto the State Judging. There were also six members who applied for their State FFA Degree. Seniors, Danni Klahr, Quinn Kennedy, Savannah Phillips and Kortnee VanDonge, and Juniors Alexys Campbell and Cailin Parks were the six members who are well on their way to receive their degree.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

End of the Year E-Update


KTA Winter Career Expo
On September 6th our FFA Chapter took group to the Winter Expo hosted by the Kansas Turnpike Authority at Kansas Expo Center in Topeka.  
Students were able to participate in the job fair from 8 to noon.
They were able to visit with potential employers in the area but also see the latest equipment and demonstrations from all kinds of industrial and agricultural equipment in the area.  
Following that the FFA Chapter took students to the Golden Corral in Topeka for lunch.  The final stop was at the Harley Davidson facility and museum.
Students were able to meet with the general manager, a third generation owner, about his experiences and advice.  
All in all it was a great experience for students.
District Greenhand Conference at Silver Lake
Freshman FFA members attended the District Greenhand Conference at Silver Lake on September 19th, 2018.
The conference was hosted by the Northeast District Officer Team.
The district officers began the day with opening ceremonies and remarks.
It was then followed up with a presentation from Kansas State University.
Members then took the FFA information tests.
After testing was concluded students were then divided up and rotated through eight different mini-sessions.
The rotations consisted of the district officers and two state officers, Garrett Craig and Krissy Isle, teaching greenhands about different aspects of FFA.
After the informative rotations, results of the tests were then announced.
Hannah Newell was named the District Champion and was followed by Katina Bartel who came in second place.
Amariah Allen and Dalton Ashcraft were tied for fourth place.
They were followed by Corwin Martin and Carson Adkins who tied for eighth place.
Cody Miller and Henry Katz tied for sixteenth place.


District Nursery at Holton
FFA members were able to attend the District Nursery event on September 26th, 2018.
The A-Team placed first overall, the B-Team placed first and the C-Team placed third.
A-Team member Paige Crouch placed first, Hope Kebert in second, and there was also a new member who placed in his first ever FFA event and that was Killian O’Connor who placed fourth.
In the B-Team division, Grace Utz placed first, Olivia McAsey third, and Carter Watkins placed sixth.



District & State Land Judging at Jackson Heights
The Holton FFA Chapter attended the District Land Judging Competition on September 26th and the state competition on October 4th.
The district event was hosted by Jackson Heights High School. Cailin Parks came in 5th place on A team land evaluation.
On B team, Hannah Ent came in 4th, Sarah Grafton came in 7th place, and Konnor Tannahill came in 9th place.
The team came in at second place. For District Homesite Evaluation, Evan Landis came in 10th place on A team.
On B team, Aaran McAllister came in 4th place, Damien Nelson came in 6th place, and Zeke Kitts came in 8th place.
The team came in second place. The chapter also brought a land evaluation team and a homesite evaluation team to the state level competition.
Kortnee VanDonge came in 9th place.


District Dairy Judging at Sabetha
A small but mighty group attended the Dairy Judging Career Development Event on October 10. They competed at Rokey Road Dairy near Sabetha, KS.
Our lone ranger on A-team, Savannah Phillips, placed 2nd in the Senior Division.
We had a very talented B-team consisting of Miles McCauley, Cody Miller, Konnor Tannahill, and Carter Watkins.
They had a wonderful lunch at the McDonald’s in Seneca and made their way back home. We appreciate their hard work and dedication for attending this competition.


National Convention
National Convention this year was one for the books. There were so many great things to do, and people to see.
While we were in Indianapolis we did several things, such as going to sessions and listening to all of the great keynote speakers and retiring addresses of the 2017-18 National Officers.
We visited the Indy 500 speedway and did Kiss the Bricks tour, where they let you off the bus at the finish line and let us kiss the bricks like the winners do after winning the race.
We also did some shopping in the massive shopping mall, where vendors from all over come to sell their products, walking through the career expo and talking to different colleges, like K-State, Wichita State, Oklahoma State.
There were also several junior colleges as well. We got the chance to talk to big agricultural corporations like Merck Animal health, Tractor Supply Co., Cargill, and Syngenta to name a few, but there was so many corporations we just didn’t get the chance to talk to them.  
Being apart of National Convention is so neat. There is one main street that takes you to and from the session hall and the career expo and all down that street there is restaurants that are welcoming to FFA Member and often have discounts if your in Official Dress.
Our all time favorite restaurant is Harry and Izzy’s. Every year we make a point to eat there and enjoy each other’s company between competing and doing tours.
We learn so much at National Convention and meet so many new people and get to catch up with old friends, but nothing beats getting to make new memories with the people closest to you.


National Convention; Par Law
“And your 2018 State Parliamentary Procedure Champion team is….Holton!” The fire was started, as the chapter Par Law was crowned the winners at the end of May.
Members Joshua Clark, Savannah Phillips, Bridget Kucan, Quinn Kennedy, Alexys Campbell, and Grace Utz raced to get ready as they were to compete at National Convention in the fall.
As National Convention neared the teams nerves grew. As the week of October 23-26 neared, the members hopped in the van early Tuesday morning and headed to Indianapolis, Indiana.
They practiced for hours upon hours until they arrived at their destination. They got some rest and then got ready to take a big test and do a minutes practicum on Wednesday.
Once that event was done for the day, they headed to a session to relax for a while. They headed back to the hotel to try and get some more rest as Demo day was about to approach.
They woke up, got ready, and put a smile on their nervous faces as they head out the door. The team waited and waited for their chance to come to blow the socks of the judges feet.
The time came and they rocked the stage. After that, the team headed into another room to do their final task. The team waited once more to hear the results.
It was very heartbreaking but the team didn’t make it to semi-finals but ended up with a bronze placing. The team was very grateful for their experience and the memories that they gained that long week in October.


Adopt-A-Spot
The first Adopt-A-Spot cleanup for the year was on Sunday November 4th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and lasted until around 3:30 p.m. We had 7 hardworking individuals come out to help cleanup our community along highway 75 through town. Seeing new members get involved in community service projects, gaining hours for their AET records is an awesome sight. We plan to do this two more times before the end of this year,  and we hope to have an even greater turnout next time!


Blood Drive
The Holton FFA Fall Blood Drive was hosted on November 8, 2018 in the Holton High School JV Gym.
The drive ran from 11:00 am to 5 pm, and we had 71 individuals attend to try and give blood, although not everyone who attended was able to donate, we still ended up with a total of 68 units of blood.
The Blood Drive was one of the best ones the chapter has had for a while. On behalf of the chapter, we would like to thank everyone that came and donated or tried to donate.
Without your help we would not of had as much of a success as we did. We hope to see you at our next Blood Drive in the Spring!


Northeast District Leadership School at Holton
The Northeast District FFA Leadership School was held at Holton High School on Friday, November 16th.
Holton, Royal Valley, Sabetha, Jackson Heights, Doniphan West, Onaga, Valley Heights, ACCHS, Hiawatha, Mclouth, Silver Lake, Centralia, Rock Creek, Nemaha Central, and Wamego all traveled to compete at the event with both greenhand and chapter participants.
Members competed in leadership information testing, parliamentary procedure information testing, ritual presentations, and parliamentary procedure demonstration.
The Holton FFA Chapter took first in Leadership Information testing as a team with Bridget Kucan placing 1st, Kortnee VanDonge placing 2nd , Cailin Parks placing 5th, Grace Utz placing 4th , Chris Roush placing 7th , and Savannah Phillips placing 9th.
The officers also took in Rituals with Chris Roush receiving Master Sentinel. The chapter’s parlaw team placed 1st in information testing, second in the demonstration, and second overall with individuals Hope Kebert in 1st, Paige Crouch 2nd, and Kortnee VanDonge in 4th.
Greenhand officers placed 1st in leadership information, 6th in rituals, and the parlaw team placed 6th overall.
In the end, after all the points were added together, Holton took 2nd place as a chapter.


OSHA Certifications
This year in the Ag Welding/Fabrication and Ag Structures CTE Classes, we had 15 students earn their OSHA 10 Hour Safety Cards.
This is a lifetime, industry recognized certification that will be honored in the workplace.


We worked through CareerSafe Online to complete the training and cooperated with Washburn Tech and Labette County Community College to offer the opportunity through SB 155 (Excel CTE) funds.
Most of these students also earned 1 hour of college credit for completing these classes.


OSHA 10 Hour - General Industry BLUE Safety Card (6 Students)
- David Curtis
- Taygen Fletcher
- Jackson Gilliland
- Wyatte Montgomery
- Wyatt Nightingale
- Mary Pritchett


OSHA 10 Hour - Construction Industry YELLOW Safety Card (9 Students)
- Aidan Androes
- Scott Hards
- Trevor Hurteau
- Jaden Marsh
- Chris McGee
- Damien Nelson
- Kolby Roush
- Damon Ruckman
- Cody Ryan


Christmas Party
On Saturday, December 8th, the FFA Christmas Party was held.
We had a White Elephant Gift Exchange, ate some snacks, and watched the classic Christmas film The Christmas Story.
A great time was had by all as we bonded and enjoyed just an all around FUN night!


Mr. Koehlmos
Starting in January, a new addition was added to the Holton Ag Ed Department.  
Mr. Eric Koehlmoos is from Kansas State University and completing his student teaching assignment here at HHS.  
He has started teaching Ag Mechanics and AFNR classes and co-teaching Ag Structures, Ag Welding and Ag Fabrication classes too.
Mr. Koehlmoos is from Northwest Iowa.  Mr. Koehlmoos background is in a small family swine and crops operation.  
He was an active FFA member in high school, being involved in Meats, Ag Sales, along with other CDEs.  
While in college, Mr. Koehlmoos completed his American Degree and this past fall he was selected as the nation’s best as a FFA Star in Agriscience!  
Mr. Koehlmoos enjoys sports, especially hockey, but will be shadowing Mr. Bartel and Mr. Larison as they coach middle school basketball.
Mr. Koehlmoos will assist Mr. Larison and Mr. Bartel in preparing different CDE teams this spring.
Please welcome Mr. Koehlmoos to our community.  Along with that, “Thank You” Mr. Koehlmoos for your time and dedication to Agriculture and FFA.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September E Update - Back to School Edition


Welcome Back! On behalf of of the 2018-19 Holton FFA Officer team we are excited to have everyone back for another exciting year. It has been a busy summer and start to the school year. If you are new to our e-Update, it is an electronic newsletter we will be publishing each month to better inform our school, community, parents, and Ag Ed family about what is going on in the FFA Chapter at Ag Ed Program. Please share with others you think may be interested and consider subscribing to this e-Update blog for more updates.
                                                                       -Kortnee, Cailin, Alexys, Bridget, Grace, and Chris

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Ag Welding and Ag Structures students complete OSHA 10 Hour Certification

  • This year, we are trying something new in the safety units for our Ag Welding and Ag Structures classes. Each student is earning their 10 Hour OSHA cards for either General Industry (Agriculture) or Construction. Along the way, many of them are earning 1 hour of free college credit through Washburn Tech or Labette Community College.
  • These are lifetime cards that can help them open doors of opportunity for future employment.
  • Congrats to the following students for receiving their OSHA 10 Certifications and starting on their shop skills this week:
    • OSHA 10 Hour Blue Card - General Industry Agriculture
      • Jack Gilliland, Mary Pritchett, Taygen Fletcher, Wyatt Nightingale
    • OSHA 10 Hour Yellow Card - Construction
      • Kolby Roush, Jaden Marsh, Scott Hards, Damon Ruckman, Chris McGee, Cody Ryan, David Curtis (David earned his through Washburn Tech last fall and is currently finish up his blue card).
    • 7 more students are close to finishing up earning their cards too and should be done this next week.


Ag Ed Program receives $2000 Farm Credit Grant


  • This fall, the Ag Ed program received a $2000 Grant from Frontier Farm Credit to purchase Hydroponic grow towers to use in our Horticulture classes. The self contained units should be arriving soon and Horticulture 2 students will be growing herbs and other edible crops in them this fall. Also, students will be designing an aquaponics system from these resources to learn about raising fish and plants together.

THANK YOU FRONTIER FARM CREDIT for the Student Handbooks!

  • A huge thanks to Frontier Farm Credit for purchasing FFA Student handbooks for every freshmen in Agriculture classes this fall. These handbooks are a great addition to our FFA Opportunities Unit and are a resource they get to keep along with their FFA manuals to continue to learn about FFA opportunities throughout high school. 

Larison attends Ag Teacher Summer Conference

  • In early August, Mr. Larison attended the Ag Teacher's Summer Conference held in Manhattan, Kansas and hosted by the Kansas Association of Agriculture Educators (KAAE). While at the inservice, he participated in business meetings, networked with other Ag Teachers from around the state, and attended training on topics such as "Better utilizing AET in your classroom", "Wildlife Education Opportunities from Kansas State", and other workshops.
SIGNING DAY!!! - Ag Ed Open House and Parent Night:
  • Every year, the Holton FFA Chapter holds their Ag Ed Open House at the beginning of the year for the students and their parents. The event has gone from being open to our freshman, to the whole chapter, and this year, an even bigger twist was added to the mix. At the 2018 Ag Ed Open House, the Chapter held their first ever Signing Day. All of us have heard about the football players signing to play at Baker, or the basketball players committing to play at Washburn, but who would have thought about committing to an Agriculture Education class. Each member that attended was given the option to sign the “Players Creed”, written and revised by our officers and advisors. If members and their parents chose to sign, they sat at our signing table with their parents and/or officers, and received the new Holton FFA t-shirt, which reads “Work Harder Than You Think You Did Yesterday.” Over 30 members chose to sign the players creed, kicking off a great start to our 2018-2019 year.


August Meeting- First Chapter Meeting of the Year

Thursday, August 23, The first meeting with the 2018-19 officers was one for the books!  We started off our meeting inviting our members in and letting them get settled into their seats. We then proceeded to start our first meeting of the year with opening ceremonies to make an official opening. We then moved into our new and upcoming business. New business that we talked about  was our September Fun Night, Greenhand Conference and Land Judging. Old business followed where we touched up on State Convention: Parlaw received 1st, and we were the third place triple crown chapter. Cailin Parks and Kortnee VanDonge touched on the CDE’s they participated in at state convention. As we neared the end of the meeting both Mr. Larison and Mr. Bartel shared their wise thoughts and shared some stories. After listening to their wise words, we all jumped in line to go and get a hot dog lunch that the officer team put on after the meeting! As we ate and mingled we got to know our members and had some great stories and even greater memories. In addition to a great meeting over all we exceeded the record of total attendees with a total of 82 members present.
The ag room was full with 82 members
present for the August meeting.

Food was a popular draw for the August meeting.












Freshman Orientation:
  • Thursday, August 16th, was the first day for all freshmen and new students. The whole freshman body, STUCO, FFA, and FCCLA, all played ultimate rock paper scissors, as an icebreaker. The clubs then began introducing themselves. The officers present for the Holton FFA chapter include: Kortnee VanDonge- President, Cailin Parks- Vice President, Alexys Campbell- Secretary, Grace Utz- Reporter, and Chris Roush- Sentinel. Each Officer introduced themselves and stated what their favorite activity/part of FFA was. During the lunch period the officers had a table set up for some general FFA trivia with some cool prizes to win. The officer team later stayed and helped Advisor and Ag teacher Mr. Jason Larison with his classes. They passed out flyers for a few of their upcoming events, they then helped all the students set up their Agriculture Experience Tracker (AET) accounts. There are many new faces in the FFA chapter and the 2018-19 year is going to be a great one for the Holton FFA chapter!
Banner Bash:
  • On August 18h the Holton FFA Chapter alongside Jackson Heights hosted a NED gathering at Banner Creek. They played sand volleyball, went swimming, and ate some hot dogs and brats. The brats were donated by Banner Creek. It was a fun back to school event to kickoff another year that will be full of fun and memorable activities. We had an attendance of over 30 members. This was a great way to interact with other members in different chapters before the year hits full swing and we start studying for all our CDE’s!
Vandonge Attends District Officer Conference at Rock Springs:
  • Kortnee VanDonge, Northeast District Secretary and Holton Chapter President, attended the Kansas District Officer Conference on August 11th and 12th. She attended the conference with the 41 other district officers from around Kansas and was hosted by that state officers. The theme for DOC was “Fantastic Members and How to Lead Them.” The conference kicked off with a Kansas FFA Executive Committee Meeting. At the meeting Kortnee was chosen to serve as the Northeast District representative for the LDE review board. The executive committee accepted the delegate's decision from state convention to raise chapter dues for non-affiliated chapters by three dollars per student. For rest of the conference, district officers learned how to connect with their districts, lead workshops, and work together.
The district officers worked hard at DOC planning for the year.

SCCL:


  • This past July the new officer team and advisors, Kortnee VanDonge, Cailin Parks, Alexys Campbell, Bridget Kucan, Grace Utz, Chris Roush, Mr. Larison, and Mr. Bartel , headed to Rock Springs to obtain some knowledge of how to have a successful year for the chapter. The theme was Aglantis and the officers spent the three days out at sea learning some tips and tricks to bring back to the chapter. The officers were split up into groups with the State Officers and sat through several different sessions and workshops. They also helped pack meals, participate in a scavenger hunt, bust some moves on the dance floor, and watched movies. The officer team made some new friendships, gained more knowledge, and ready to take on the challenges for this upcoming year.


Ag Teachers Attend Wiring Training:
  • This past June, Mr. Alex Bartel an Agriculture Education teacher at Holton High School, received training in residential electrical wiring at Flint Hills Technical Center in Emporia.  His three-day training consisted of proper safety and tool usage, identifying common errors in wiring, learning about practical wiring theory and extensive time wiring in the laboratory.  This training was paid by a grant from the Kansas Department of Education. “It was a great training opportunity that will positively impact my students’ ability to have current industry training in residential electrical wiring”, says Mr. Bartel.  “I cannot wait to share what I have learned with my students.”
Mr Bartel works on his finished wiring project for the inservice.

Mr Larison Attends Regional "SAE for All Conference"at Rock Springs


At the end of June, Mr. Larison attended the SAE for All Tri State Conference held at Rock Springs 4H Center. In attendance were teachers from Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska along with two teachers from Nevada. The conference focused on learning about the new foundational SAE guides and initiative from The Council for Agriculture Education. It was a great 3 days learning how to better incorporate work based learning and career exploration into the classroom.
Teachers gathered at Rock Springs to learn about new SAE initiatives for Ag Ed.  #SAEforALL

UPCOMING EVENTS:


  • 9.13 - September FFA Meeting during CRT
  • 9.19 - NE District Greenhand Leadership Conference at Silver Lake High School
  • 9.26 - NE District Land, Homesite, and Nursery/Landscape Career Development Events at Holton
  • 9.29 - NE District FFA Dance at Jackson Heights
  • 10.4 - State FFA Land Judging in Jackson County
  • Early October - FFA Fruit, Meat, and BBQ Seasoning Sales begin 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

2017-18 Career Development Event Results

Congratulations to all of the Career Development Event Teams and Individuals on a great year.


                                                Still Pending (Good Luck at State):
State FFA Parliamentary Procedure
Joshua Clark, Savannah Phillips, Quinn Kennedy, Bridget Kucan, Alexys Campbell, Grace Utz

State FFA Extemp Speaking
Kortnee VanDonge

State FFA Prepared Speaking
Cailin Parks


2017-18 CDE Results



State FFA CDE’s in Manhattan
Nursery and Landscape Team
Holton…………………………………………………………... 4th at State
Paige Crouch …………………………………………………...12th place
Hope Kebert……………………………………………………..15th place
Mason Chanay…………………………………………………..17th place
Joshua Clark
Veterinary Science…………….Tied for 6th at State (Gold Emblem)
Kortnee VanDonge…………………………………………………... Gold
Cailin Parks…………………………………………………………....Gold
Bridget Kucan
Chris Roush

State Envirothon in Chanute
A-Team……………………………………………………………….. 2nd place
Oral Presentation…………………………………………………... 2nd place
Aquatics……………………………………………………………... 3rd place
Wildlife……………………………………………………………...... 2nd place
Joshua Clark
Mason Chanay
Jayger Carson
Kortnee VanDonge
Alexys Campbell


NE District Sweepstakes Champions


Regional Envirothon at Red Rock Ranch
A-Team…………………………………………………………………...1st place
Joshua Clark
Mason Chanay
Tracer Fox
Jayger Carson
Kortnee VanDonge
Alexys Campbell


Fort Scott CC Aggie Days
Veterinary Science
Kortnee VanDonge……………………………………………………….4th place
Nursery/Landscape……………………………………………………..6th place
Paige Crouch……………………………………………………………..15th place
Mason Chanay……………………………………………………………16th place
Joshua Clark
Hope Kebert


Spring CDE Day at Highland
Veterinary Science:
A Team……………………………………………………………… District Champions
Kortnee VanDonge………………………………………………… 1st Place
Cailin Parks…………………………………………………………. 5th Place
Bridget Kucan ……………………………………………………… 6th Place
Chris Roush
B Team Champions
Sidney Bohnenkemper……………………………………………. 1st place
Sarah Grafton…………………………………………………….... 4th place
Alexys George……………………………………………………… 6th place
Alexys Campbell ……………………………………………………7th place
Bailee Stotts

Floriculture:
A-Team………………………………………………………………. 2nd place
Paige Crouch………………………………………………………….7th place
Mason Chanay………………………………………………………..9th place
Joshua Clark………………………………………………………….18th place
Hope Kebert


District Ag Communications:
A-Team………………………………………………………………...3rd place
Tracer Fox…………………………………………………………….. 5th place
Bridget Kucan………………………………………………………… 10th place
Kortnee VanDonge…………………………………………………… 11th place
Chris Roush…………………………………………………………… 12th place
Joshua Clark…………………………………………………………..  20th place
Cailin Parks


District Agronomy
A-Team………………………………………………………………...5th place
Alexys Campbell……………………………………………………...4th place
District Meats Judging:
A-Team 1……………………………………………………………… 2nd place
Jayger Carson……………………………………………………….. 10th place
Alexys Campbell
Danni Klahr
Bridget Kucan
Lara Machentsew
Savannah Phillips
A-Team 2……………………………………………………………… 13th place
Hope Kebert
B-Team 1…………………………………………………………. 3rd place
Grace Utz…………………………………………………………. 9th place
Olivia McAsey
Trevor Bowser
Sidney Bohnenkemper
Carter Watkins
Kyle Bohnenkemper
B- Team 2………………………………………………………… 9th place
Justin Reith
Sarah Grafton
Joseph Kathrens


KSU Ag Ed Speech:
Holton…………………………………………………………8th place Team
Freshman
Carter Watkins……………………………………………… 4th in the room
Sophomore
Bridget Kucan……………………………………………….. 5th overall
Alexys Campbell
Junior
Savannah Phillips
Senior
Cailin Parks………………………………………………….. 3rd overall
Extemp
Joshua Clark


NE District Speech and Job Interview:
A-Team……………………………………………………… 2nd place
Freshman
Olivia McAsey………………………………………………. 10th place
Therron Fox
Carter Watkins
Sophomore
Bridget Kucan………………………………………………. 5th place
Alexys Campbell………………………………………….... 6th place
Junior
Savannah Phillips………………………………………….. 3rd place
Senior
Cailin Parks…………………………………………………. 4th place
Kortnee VanDonge…………………………………………. 10th place
Creed
Olivia McAsey……………………………………………….. 10th place
Grace Utz
Extemp
Kortnee VanDonge…………………………………………. 3rd place
Tracer Fox
Joshua Clark
Job Interview
Kortnee VanDonge……………………………………………. 9th place


NE District Horse Judging:
A-Team 1………………………………………………………… 7th place
Sidney Bohnenkemper…………………………………………. 19th place
Cailin Parks
Danni Klahr
Joshua Clark
Tracer Fox
Chris Roush
A-Team 2………………………………………………………… 17th place
Willie Bowman
B-Team 1…………………………………………………………. 12th place
Kyle Bohnenkemper…………………………………………….. 19th place
Trevor bowser
Paige Crouch
Theron Fox
Aaran McAllister
Sarah Grafton
B-Team 2…………………………………………………………. 15th place
Joseph Kathrens
Issiah Jenson
Hope Kebert
Damien Nelson
Seth Ramsey


NE District Leadership School:
Par law
A-Team………………………………………………………..  2nd place
Joshua Clark………………………………………………….. 1st place  
Savannah Phillips…………………………………………….. 2nd place
Quinn Kennedy……………………………………………….. 5th place  
Alexys Campbell……………………………………………… 6th place
Bridget Kucan……………………………………………….... 9th place
Greenhand ParLaw…………………………………………. 3rd place
FFA Info Test
A-Team……………………………………………………….. 1st place
Kortnee VanDonge………………………………………….. 1st place
Bridget Kucan………………………………………………… 2nd place
Danni Klahr…………………………………………………… 5th place  
Joshua Clark…………………………………………………. 8th place
Alexys Campbell…………………………………………….. 9th place
Savannah Phillips
Quinn Kennedy
Greenhand Info Test……………………………………….. 4th place
Grace Utz…………………………………………………….. 1st place
Marcu Pruett
Ashlyn Herd
Kyle Bohnenkemper
Sarah Grafton
Rees Robinson
FFA Team Rituals
A-Team…………………………………………………………. 5th place
Greenhand Team……………………………………………...10th place


NE District Dairy Cattle Judging:
A-Team……………………………………………………….. 2nd place
Danni Klahr…………………………………………………… 4th place
Savannah Phillips……………………………………………. 8th place  
Joshua Clark
Tracer Fox
B-Team 1……………………………………………………….... 5th place
Marcus Pruett……………………………………………………. 6th Place
Mile McCauley
Aaran McAllister
Rees Robinson
B-Team 2………………………………………………………… 24th place
Joseph Kathrens
Trevor Bowser
Willie Bowman
Addison Hundley
B-Team 3………………………………………………………...26th place
Konnor Tannahill
Carter Watkins
Issac Mulenga


State Land Judging:
Mason Chanay……………………………………………….. High individual


Conservation Speech:
Cailin Parks…………………………………………………… 1st place
Kortnee VanDonge…………………………………………… 2nd place
Bridget Kucan……………………………………………….... 4th place
Honorable Mention: Joshua Clark, Tracer Fox, Chris Roush


NE District Fall CDE Day:
Nursery and Landscape
A-Team………………………………………………… 1st place
Mason Chanay……………………………………….. 3rd place
Paige Crouch ……………………………………….... 4th place
Joshua Clark………………………………………….. 5th place
Aaran McAllister


Land Judging
A-Team………………………………………………. 2nd place
Kortnee VanDonge…………………………………. 1st place
Mason Chanay…………………………………….... 9th place
Alexys Campbell……………………………………. 16th place
Joshua Clark
Tracer Fox
Willie Bowman
B-Team……………………………………………… 4th place
Jason DenBleyker…………………………………. 14th place
Wyatt Jones………………………………………… 16th place
Cailin Parks…………………………………………..19th place
Olivia McAsey………………………………………. 20th place
Trevor Bowser

Therron Fox