Students from the Girard FFA Chapter recently participated in district dairy and poultry events as well as Aggie Day competitions.

Students from the Girard FFA Chapter recently participated in district dairy and poultry events as well as Aggie Day competitions.

Thirteen FFA students competed in the district dairy cattle, dairy foods, and poultry Career Development Events (CDEs) March 9 at Allen County Community College in Iola.

In the dairy foods contest,  the A-Team consisted of Micah Oehme and Caleb Warner. The B-Team, made up of Trent Broce, Kasie Elder, and Katie Nepote, placed third. Individually, Ms. Nepote placed sixth and Ms. Elder eighth.

The poultry judging B-Team, consisting of Logan Houk, Kaytlyn Lewis, Stephanie Moutz, and Justin Zornes, placed sixth overall. Individually, Houk placed fourth.

The dairy cattle judging A-Team placed third. Individually, Trevor Scott placed fourth; Tate Nelson, seventh; and Kooper O’Brien, tenth.

On the B-Team, freshman Bryant Augustin placed tenth individually.

Regarding the multiple contests, advisor Joe Curran said, “Having three CDEs in one day was very hectic. The success we had in all three speaks to the commitment of Girard FFA members to do their very best.”

Nineteen students competed in CDEs at the Fort Scott Aggie Days Friday, March 26.

In the creed speaking event, Kenzie Curran earned first place while Anissa Zagonel placed eighth in the freshman prepared speech division and Kasie Elder placed seventh in sophomore speech.

The horse judging A-Team, of Sara Schifferdecker, Micah Oehme, Megan Kichler, and Saralyn Westhoff, placed fourth as a team. Ms. Schifferdecker placed second individually.

Katie Nepote, Kasie Elder, and Dillon Walsh were on the dairy foods B-Team, which placed 11th.

Haley DeGarmo, Kenzie Curran, Lauren Davied, and Katie Nepote also competed in the food science CDE.

Zach DeBusk, Chad Garrett, Logan Houk, Austin Egbert, and James Spieth competed in the ag business management CDE.

Logan Houk, Kaytlyn Lewis, and Stephanie Moutz also participated in the poultry judging contest.
In addition, Kooper O’Brien participated in the meats contest at Fort Scott.

Thirteen FFA students went to the Allen County Aggie Days April 1 in Iola.

In speech, Sara Schifferdecker earned second place in the senior division, and Anissa Zagonel placed second in the freshman division.

Seniors Tate Nelson and Trevor Scott and freshman Codie Beerbower competed in livestock judging. Ms. Beerbower earned eighth individually.

Freshmen Kenzie Curran, Lauren Davied and Haley DeGarmo competed in food science.

Austin Egbert and Logan Houk competed in ag business management, and Egbert placed third in the event.

Sophomores Trent Broce and Dillon Walsh participated in dairy foods while Klay O’Brien competed in entomology.

Regarding the Aggie Days competitions, advisor Alan Boultinghouse stated, “I really appreciate all of the kids working on these contests. It’s really difficult sometimes to put teams together when there’s track and prom and other things, but they worked hard and did well.”