FFA Club News 10-18-10 | TheFencePost.com

FFA Club News 10-18-10

Catherine Harmon Highland FFA Reporter

Christine Achziger and Brittni Stout at the Cache la Poudre Speaking Contest.

Highland’s FFA Chapter kicked off the new school year with several activities focusing on new members.

A BBQ was held and attended by 64 members and guests to welcome potential new members and their parents to the chapter and introduce them to the many opportunities the student organization has to offer – 16 new members attended. Secretary Lacy Mauch gave a great presentation on her experience at the Washington Leadership Conference held this past July in Washington D.C. On September 14, 31 new members and potential Greenhands attended the BIG Conference (Becoming Involved as a Greenhand) in Greeley, Colo., and learned how FFA can promote their individual leadership skills. Enthusiasm for agricultural education continues at Highland High School, and the FFA Chapter is remaining strong.

In the later part of September, the agricultural education students participated in the FFA’s local speaking contest. New members memorized and recited the FFA Creed; other agricultural students gave a prepared speech on current agricultural topics, while others participated in the more challenging extemporaneous speaking contest. Winners of the local speaking contest are as follows: Creed Speaking Contest 1st place, Emma Hnizdil, 2nd place, Tony Dyer, and 3rd place, Kayleigh Kochevar with Bree Maag as the alternate; Prepared Speaking 1st place Keaton Sameshima, and 2nd place Brittni Stout; Extemporaneous Speaking 1st place, Chance Kanode, and 2nd place, Christine Achziger. Winners from the local contest advanced onto the Cache La Poudre FFA District Speaking Contest held on October 6, 2010 at Platte Valley High School. Results from the District contest are as follows: Creed Speaking Contest Emma Hnizdil Silver, Kayleigh Kochevar and Tony Dyer Bronze award. Prepared Speaking Brittni Stout and Keaton Sameshima Bronze category. Chance Kanode and Christine Achiziger received the Silver award for Extemporaneous Speaking.

The chapter rounded out its opening activities by participating in Highland’s Homecoming Parade on September 27. A beautifully decorated fleet of horses proudly carrying the FFA and American flags walked in the parade.

Highland FFA Chapter is looking forward to an exciting and involved year and is planning an all chapter field trip soon.