Twenty five members of the West Central FFA Chapter recently competed in Career Development Events (CDE) in Brookings at the Jackrabbit Invitational sponsored by the SDSU Collegiate FFA Organization. Thirty schools were represented in the competition which tested members abilities in 10 different Leadership CDE’s including individual events as well as team events.
West Central FFA members placed as follows:
Prepared Public Speaking
Melinda Knuth – 1st Jorry Lammers – 4th Andrew Kapperman – 11th
Melinda Knuth– 2nd
Maty Skinner – 4th
Ag Sales Jorry Lammers – 3rd
Zach Zeig – 15th Layne Krier – 16th
Dean Knuth -17th Sara Waldner – 22nd
Amber Weber 23rd
Ag Broadcasting Riley Olson – 5th Evan Thyberg – 13th
Team of Joe Schartz, Shannon Miller, Anthony Even, Dan Kapperman, Maty Skinner, Liz Renner and Breanna Gray – placed 1st
Team of Melinda Knuth, Rachel Schartz and Dean Knuth placed 1st
Members earned points for each placing. Total points earned by each chapter are added to determine which chapter won the sweepstakes award for the event. West Central FFA came in second in the sweepstakes competition!
The top two individuals in events and one team per school will compete in the District Leadership CDE’s on November 15th for a chance to advance to state competition in Pierre in early December.