State Leadership CDE’s

West Central FFA members recently represented the chapter and District VII at the State FFA Leadership CDE’s in Pierre.  Members earned a berth in the state events by qualifying in the District CDE’s held in November at West Central.  Nine area schools comprise District VII.


Members toured the capitol while in Pierre.  Pictured from left to right are – front row – Maty Skinner, Liz Renner, Breanna Gray and Shannon Miller.  Back row – Austin Wolfe, Melinda Knuth, Tucker Smith, Brooke Pearson, Jeremy Nettifee, Syd Howey, Spencer Kurtz, Stacia Knuth, Joe Schartz, Anthony Even and Dan Kapperman

Congratulations to the following FFA members who competed in the State Leadership CDE’s in Pierre on Sunday and Monday.  Placings are as follows:

In prepared public speaking – Joe Schartz 7th

Market Plan team of Melinda Knuth, Spencer Kurtz and Stacia Knuth – 5th

Ag Communications team of Syd Howey, Melinda Knuth, Jeremy Nettifee, Brooke Pearson and Tucker Smith – 3rd Place

Job Interview – Brooke Pearson 4th, Shannon Miller 2nd

Extemporaneous Speaking – Liz Renner – 2nd

Ag Issues team of Maty Skinner, Liz Renner, Breanna Gray, Dan Kapperman, Anthony Even, Joe Schartz and Shannon Miller – 2nd.

First place teams and individuals advance to national competition next October during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

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