EC FFA students earn state, national honors

By East Clinton FFA

The East Clinton FFA recently received their results for this year’s student evaluations and also some FFA competitions including two online competitions.

Eleven graduate FFA students will be receiving their American FFA Degree — Zach Bernard, Emma Mathews, Marissa Williams, Samantha Bronson, Hanna Fosbrink, Tyler Stewart, Brynne Snyder, Peyton Vest, Dallas Fyffe, Tj Parks and Mark Stewart. This is the highest degree an individual can be awarded through the FFA.

Twelve current FFA students will also be receiving their State FFA Degree at this year’s State FFA Convention — Grace Cooper, Tabby Vance, Veronica Brewer, Shelby Williams, Dakota Zurface, Nicole Longenecker, Victoria Jamison, Nathan Stewart, Joey Elliot, Blake Bronson, Alexa Burkitt, and Kaitlyn Kingery.

In addition, Tabby Vance received a gold rating on her Reporters book, Grace Cooper received a gold rating on her Secretary’s book and Veronica Brewer received a gold rating on her Treasurer’s book.

The chapter also received their proficiency results and five areas qualified as top 4 in the State.

Marissa Williams qualified as top 4 in the State in Equine and Landscape placement while Cassie Parks placed top 4 in Goats, Nathan Stewart placed top 4 in Ag Processing, and Victoria Jamison placed top 4 in Wildlife.

The following students also placed in the top 3 in the District (but did not qualify for State): Emma Mathews was 1st in the district in Dairy, Zach Bernard was 3rd in Swine and Diversified Ag, Peyton Vest was 1st in Ag Services, Brynne Snyder was 3rd in Goats, Hannah Pickering was 3rd in Beef, Olivia Wood was 2nd in Sheep and in Diversified Ag., Gracie McCarren was 3rd in Sheep, Dakota Zurface was 3rd in Diversified Livestock and Nicole Longenecker was 2nd in Equine.

The Cooperative Education team of Hannah Pickering, Tabby Vance, Grace Cooper, Ashley Kinner, Austin Rolfe, Gracie McCarren and Taylor Boeckmann placed 5th overall in the State out of 55 schools, earning a banner for the FFA. Hannah and Tabby tied for highest at 20th overall.

The Greenhand quiz team of Alexia Garen, Sarah Ross, Carlie Ellis, Kori Kile, Blake Williams, Brendon Walters and Emma Malone placed 16th out of 138 teams. Alexia was highest on the team finishing 20th overall.

In addition, one student advanced to the State Speaking contest. Carlie Ellis previously placed 1st at the Sub District contest and then 2nd at Districts in the FFA Creed Speaking contest. This past weekend she competed in the State speaking contest for the FFA Creed and placed 6th overall in her heat.

By East Clinton FFA