Members Compete in Jackrabbit Invite CDEs

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

Job Interview
Melinda Knuth– 2nd
Maty Skinner – 4th

Ag Sales                                                                                                                                     Jorry Lammers – 3rd
Zach Zeig – 15th                                                                                                                      Layne Krier – 16th

Creed Speaking
Dean Knuth -17th                                                                                                                         Sara Waldner – 22nd
Amber Weber 23rd

Ag Broadcasting                                                                                                                       Riley Olson – 5th                                                                                                                        Evan Thyberg – 13th

Ag Issues
Team of Joe Schartz, Shannon Miller, Anthony Even, Dan Kapperman, Maty Skinner, Liz Renner and Breanna Gray – placed 1st

Market Plan
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.


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