Swedes dominate at new FFA district
Nineteen out of 38 FFA members at Gothenburg High School received gold medals in recent District 11 competition.
On Dec. 7, students competed in North Platte, a new location this year, instead of District 9 in Curtis.
A new district meant new competition, according to FFA reporter Cale Moore.
“That’s both a good and a bad thing for the chapter,” Moore said. “While the new teams were not as competitive, it provided the chapter an opportunity to reach out to other towns, in providing new viewpoints.”
When it came time for awards, Moore said the hard work of the chapter showed.
All of the competitors, who received first or second place, also qualified for state competition.
Results are as follows:
Parliamentary procedure—1. Kerry McPheeters, Kaylee Beyea, Peyton Maline, Jordan Ivey, and Morgan Kowalewski, senior team; Jessica Schmidt, Blake Ristine, Rebecca Anderson, Courtney Brown, Carson Messersmith, Abbie Mazour, and Kelsey Kuhlman, junior team; 2. Amanda Kowalewski, Hailey Maline, Bailey Aden, McKinley Harm, Ashley Eskew, Shaylee Scott, and MaKaela Franzen, junior team.
Job interview—1.Kerry McPheeters.
Creed speaking—1. Kyann LeViner.
Senior public speaking— 1. Maddy Costello.
Junior public speaking—1. Rebecca Anderson.
Natural resource speaking—1. Kelsey Kuhlman.
Extemporaneous speaking—1. Carson Messersmith.
Junior high quiz bowl team—2. Patric Messersmith, Kaitlyn Harm, Emily Keiser and Sydney Gruber.