Leigh FFA Earns Awards at 84th State Convention
March 28-30 saw over 3500 FFA members from across the state converge on
Five members of the Chapter were raised to the State FFA Degree which is symbolized by the gold charm. The individuals receiving their gold charm were Chase Ahrens, Harley Hamernik, Sam Herink, Dustin Marty, and Jamie Wendt. The degree is based upon the individual Supervised Experience Program and leadership activities over the last four years. The total number of members receiving their State Degree was 462 from across the state.
Members also competed in the State Leadership Skill Events. In order to compete at the state level, they had to qualify out of district competition receiving either 1st or 2nd. In all 10 skill events were conducted; of which Leigh was represented in 4 areas. The results were as follows:
Creed Speaking – Ben Kuhr - Silver, Matt McMullin - Silver
Sr. Public Speaking – Harley Hamernik - Gold
Cooperative Speaking - Sam Herink - Gold
Sr. Parliamentary Law Team - State 3rd place Gold Team members consisted of Harley Hamernik, Logan Went, Sam Herink, Thomas Urban, Chase Ahrens, Jamie Wendt, Alex Settje, and Austin Bruhn.
The Chapter also received recognition in the National Chapter Rating Program which takes into account all of the Chapter's activities throughout the year. For their efforts, they received a gold rating.
Each member carries a Supervised Agricultural Experience program. An award area which recongnizes indiviuals for outstanding programs is the Proficiency Program. There are 42 different proficiency areas. Individuals are rewarded for the skills and knowledge that they have learned and put to use within their own programs.
Harley Hamernik placed 1st in the area of Ag. Mechanics and Fabrication. Logan Went placed 2nd in the state in Diversified Livestock Production. Harley's application will now go onto National Competition.
Selection of the 2012-13 State Officer process included a 3 day series of interviews before a state nominating committee. Brooke Jindra, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Jindra was selected as a state Vice-president. She along with the 5 other officers will now reign over the state's 6000 membersip.
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