District VII Leadership CDE’s

The District VII Leadership CDE’s were held at West Central High School on November 15, 2010.  FFA members from nine area schools competed in the events.  The top three individuals in each individual event and the top two teams in team events advance to state competition in December.

West Central FFA was well represented with members competing in Creed Speaking, Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Ag Broadcasting, Ag Sales, Job Interview, Ag Communications, Market Plan and Ag Issues.

Those advancing to the State Leadership CDE’s include:  Liz Renner, placing second in Extemporaneous Speaking.  In Prepared Public Speaking, Joe Schartz placed first and Stacia Knuth placed 3rd.
Joe Schartz picturedwith KileyKaufman, State FFA Secretary and Dani Busselman, State FFA Reporter as he is awarded with the first place plaque for Prepared Public Speaking.


In Job Interview; Brooke Pearson placed first followed in second place by Shannon Miller.

The Market Plan team of Melinda Knuth, Spencer Kurtz and Stacia Knuth placed second and will compete in the state CDE’s with their plan for the LWPP – Learning With Plants Program.

The team of  Brooke Pearson, Melinda Knuth, Sydnie Howey, Jeremy Nettifee, and Tucker Smith won first place in the Ag Communications team event.  Not pictured: Tucker Smith.

The Ag Issues Team captured first place with their presentation of research on cloning and its place in agriculture.

Pictured with State FFA Secretary Kiley Kaufman are Liz Renner, Shannon Miller, Joe Schartz, Anthony Even, Dan Kapperman, Breanna Gray and Maty Skinner.

State Leadership CDE’s will be held December 5 and 6 in Pierre with state winners advancing to represent the state in the National Career Developments next October at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

Alternated to the State Leadership CDE’s include Jorry Lammers in Ag Sales and Denise Johnson in Creed Speaking.

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