Girard FFA members placed as teams and individually in several contests at the State Career Development Events on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan from May 3-5.

Girard FFA members placed as teams and individually in several contests at the State Career Development Events on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan from May 3-5.
As a team, Girard FFA won first place in Ag Communications. Individually, Brock Burnick placed high individual, Austin Price placed fifth, and Tyler Egbert placed sixth. Christina Biancarelli also competed.
This group will represent Kansas at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in the fall. To compete in this event, students listened to a guest speaker and then competed in four areas: broadcasting, magazine layout, press release, and news writing.
In Meats judging, Girard FFA placed fifth out of 40 schools. Team members included Kassie Curran, Teague Harris, Joni Mengarelli, and Austin Price.
In Food Science, Girard placed fifth out of 56 schools. Team members included Kassie Curran, Keelie Curran, Joni Mengarelli, and Austin Price.
The Ag Sales team also placed fifth with Brandon Callaway placing fourth individually and Ashley Warner placing eighth individually. Other team members included Christina Biancarelli and Brock Burnick.
The Ag Business management team, consisting of Brock Burnick, Zach DeBusk, Tyler Egbert, and Teague Harris. placed eleventh.
In Agronomy, Girard FFA placed twelfth. Team members included Zach DeBusk, Tyler Egbert, Teague Harris, and Kyle Simons.
The Horse Judging team placed fourteenth with Megan Kichler placing tenth individually. Other team members included Kallie O’Brien, Klay O’Brien, and Sara Schifferdecker.
In the Dairy Cattle event, Girard FFA placed thirtieth. Team members were Brandon Callaway, Megan Kichler, Kallie O’Brien, and Trevor Scott.
Individuals also competed in Dairy Foods, Nursery/Landscape, Poultry, Livestock, and Entomology.
The 19 students who competed at state included Christina Biancarelli, Brock Burnick, Brandon Callaway, Kassie Curran, Keelie Curran, Zach DeBusk, Tyler Egbert, Teague Harris, Megan Kichler, Raven Mack, Joni Mengarelli, Adela Milburn, Austin Price, Sara Schifferdecker, Trevor Scott, Kyle Simons, Kallie O’Brien, Klay O’Brien, and Ashley Warner.
Regarding the results, advisor Alan Boultinghouse said, “I am extremely pleased with this group and excited for them. I want to thank the seniors who participated in the state contest in lieu of participating in the Senior Trip.”
Advisor Joe Curran also sponsored the group.