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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 18, 2014

FFA competes at subdistrict contest

By MaKenna Brinning, Chapter Reporter | Mar 10, 2014

The Washington FFA Chapter attended subdistricts on Feb. 22, at Lone Tree. The Washington FFA chapter was very proud of all members who participated.

Macy Marek competed in the job interview event. The job interview CDE is a competitive event that tests students' ability to perform effectively throughout the entire job application process. The participants prepare a resume, cover letter and complete an application. They also participate in a one-on-one job interviews as part of the competition. Macy received a gold and advanced on to Districts.

Addie Pacha and Libby Schnicker competed in the Chapter Program CDE. The participants in this CDE event prepare a presentation of all chapter activities and events. They received a silver and advanced on to districts.

Sultan Khan competed in the extemporaneous speech division. The National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought-out and logical manner. Members select one topic from a choice of categories, have 30 minutes to prepare a four- to six-minute speech, and respond to five minutes of questions following delivery. Sultan received a gold and advanced on to districts.

Spencer Ross, Jack Carter, Aaron Vittetoe, Makenzi Marek, John Sands, and Cynthia Shafer-Smith competed in the Conduct of Meetings event. In the conduct of meetings CDE event members conduct a business FFA meeting including opening ceremonies, demonstrate parliamentary procedure abilities, and closing ceremonies. After the demonstration, team members answer questions related to proper meeting procedures. The Conduct of Meetings team received a silver emblem award.

Spencer Ross, Kolton Segebart, and Cynthia Shafer-Smith competed in the greenhand test and all received Gold Emblem ratings. This is a test of Greenhands' knowledge over the FFA.

Alexey England and Tehya Holmes competed in the Chapter FFA test. This is a test of participants’ knowledge over the FFA at a higher knowledge.

Gabe Griener competed in the the National FFA Creed Speaking CDE that is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to present the National FFA Creed in a competitive setting. Members deliver the Creed from memory and respond to three questions about the meaning of the FFA Creed.

The event gives FFA members the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner. Greiner received a G=gold and advanced to districts.

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