On Wednesday April 3rd, the Falls City FFA Chapter took 19 students to Nebraska State FFA Convention to compete with people from all over the state in various competitions. On the first day, the Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure teams competed, both receiving bronze plaques. The junior team consisted of Makayla Mason, Raymond Feek, Brylee Gilkerson, Courtney McClintock, Sara Gifford, Thomas Fields, and Justin Brewer; the senior team consisted of Dylan Frederick, Laney Feek, Erin Brewer, Hunter Arnold, Jack Findlay, and Gwen Olberding. Also competing the first day was the Ag Mechanics team, which consisted of Cole Kirkendall, Seth Brewer, and Keldon Campbell. On the second day, Thursday, April 4th, welding competed and placed in the top half. The team consisted of Hunter Arnold, Seth Brewer, and Mick Craine, with Mick Craine placing 5th out of 60 participants in Oxy-Acetylene and receiving and blue ribbon. The Agronomy team also competed Thursday placing 51st out of 105 teams; Franklin Fields received a red ribbon, Erin and Seth Brewer received white ribbons. The final competition to go on Thursday was the Ag Sales team, placing in the top half. Dylan Frederick and Jack Findlay received red ribbons. Last on Thursday, Seth Brewer and Dylan Frederick received third place at state in their proficiency areas; both got to walk on to stage to be recognized and received a plaque. Two delegates were sent to represent our chapter and attended two meeting and voted on Friday. Those who went to State Convention went through the Hall of Chapters and various other booths throughout the convention center. Finally, on Friday, Dylan Frederick and Erin Brewer both received their state degrees.
-Laney Feek, Reporter
Photo One: All members that attended state, besides the ag mechanics team. Back Row: Franklin Fields, Sara Gifford, Justin Brewer, Thomas Fields, Hunter Arnold, Dylan Frederick, Jack Findlay, Mick Craine, and Gracie Frederick. Front Row: Makayla Mason, Gwen Olberding, Erin Brewer, Raymond Feek, Brylee Gilkerson, Courtney McClintock, and Lamey Feek.
Photo Two: Seth Brewer, Mr. Miller, and Dylan Frederick after Dylan and Seth received their third place plaques for their proficiencies.
Photo Three: Mr. Miller, Dylan Frederick, and Erin Brewer after Dylan and Erin had received their State Degrees and been recognized on stage.
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On Friday April 12th the chapter had a banquet prep bonfire. Members chopped wood, made s'mores, and hung out while getting the hogs in the smoker. Then on Saturday April 13th, the annual FFA Banquet was held. Those who attended first joined us for dinner and watching the slideshow in the commons. After eating guests moved down to the auditorium where the actual banquet took place. At the banquet we had two guest speakers: Gary Frederick, Dylan's father, and Marie Meis, one of Nebraska's 2018-2019 state officers. Members were recognized for their accomplishments in various competitions over the FFA year and proficiencies were awarded for chapter and district levels. Dylan Frederick and Seth Brewer both received third place in their proficiency divisions at a state level. Dylan Frederick received the scholarship given annually by the Falls City FFA Alumni, Jared Eickhoff presented the scholarship this year. Also, at banquet Greenhand and Chapter Degrees were awarded, as well as recognizing those who got State and American Degrees. Those who received Greenhand Degrees included: Justin Brewer, David Kuker, Eliza Kuker, Courtney McClintock, Brylee Gilkerson, Makayla Mason, and Thomas Fields. Students who got their Chapter degrees include: Austin Simon, Gwenyth Olberding, Kiley Nutt, and Laney Feek. Students who went on to get their State Degree include two of our seniors: Dylan Frederick and Erin Brewer. Students that went even further and got their American Degrees include: Megan Eickhoff, Erik Eickhoff, and Brooke Lotter. Finally, the new officer team was installed. The 2019-2020 Falls City FFA Chapter Officers include: Jack Findlay- President, Seth Brewer- Vice President, Laney Feek- Secretary, Gwen Olberding- Treasurer, Gracie Frederick- Reporter, Hunter Arnold- Sentinel, and Kiley Nutt- Parliamentarian. Thank you from the Falls City FFA Chapter for all your support over the 2018-2019 FFA year!
-Laney Feek, Reporter
Photo One: Brooke Lotter was one of the three, the other two being Megan Eickhoff and Erik Eickhoff, to receive her American degree and be recognized at a national level; Brooke Lotter and Mr. Miller.
Photo Two: All of these members received their Greenhand Degrees; Makayla Mason, Eliza Kuker, Courtney McClintock, David Kuker, Justin Brewer, and Thomas Fields.
Photo Three: Pictured are all members that received their Chapter Degrees; Kiley Nutt, Gwen Olberding, Austin Simon, and Laney Feek.
Photo Four: Students receiving their State Degrees posed with our visiting state officer, Marie Meis; Erin Brewer, Marie Meis, and Dylan Frederick.
Photo Five: Dylan Frederick received the scholarship given annually by the Falls City FFA Alumni, Jared Eickhoff presented the scholarship this year; Jared Eickhoff and Dylan Frederick.
Photo Six: Our 2019-2020 Falls City FFA Officers were installed at the banquet; Kiley Nutt, Gracie Frederick, Seth Brewer, Jack Findlay, Laney Feek, Gwen Olberding, Hunter Arnold.
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Congratulation to junior Braden Oliver for qualifying for the state golf tournament in Columbus next week. He tied for 7th at districts in Beatrice. Best of luck Braden and coaches at state.
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