MHS hosts district FFA contest

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey speaks to FFA students from the Northeast District at the district contest Saturday, March 10 at Monticello High School. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Megan Heinrich of the Monticello FFA Chapter (right) is congratulated by outgoing district vice president Kandace Hauber for Heinrich’s academic award.

Monticello FFA advisor Eric Schmitt talks about completing his term as district advisor.

Shelby Westhoff of the Maquoketa Valley FFA Chapter was elected as a district vice president.

Midland FFA won the Ag Issues category during the district contest at Monticello Saturday. From left are outgoing district vice president Cole Moody, and Midland students Payton Lasack, Griffen Gravel and Ethan Orr. Not pictured are Brett Schoenherr, Lauryn Eganhouse and Emma Paulsen.

     More than 600 Iowa FFA students converged upon Monticello High School Saturday, March 11 for the Northeast District FFA Competition.

     Among the competitors were FFA Chapter members from Monticello, Maquoketa Valley and Midland.

     New district officers were elected, and Monticello FFA advisor Eric Schmitt completed his term as the Northeast District FFA advisor.

     Results from the area schools follow.



     Creed Speaking: Travis Heinrich, silver.

     Experience the Action: Marissa Recker, Lauren Shady, Jordan Lorenzen, Sydney Hansen, Corinne Gadient; silver.

     Parliamentary Procedure: Breanna Adams, Wesley Henderson, Jacob Manternach, Gavin Cooper, Kirklen Kiburz; bronze.

     Academic Achievement: Megan Heinrich.


Maquoketa Valley

     Chapter FFA Test (individual): Josie Young, gold, second place; Shelby Westhoff, gold, 10th place; Grant Hoeger, silver; Becca Dunkel, silver; Cassi Westhoff, silver; Nathan Weber, bronze.

     Farm Management (team): Amanda Engelken, Seth Deutmeyer, Evan Gaul, Brandon Bonert; gold, second place.

     Chapter FFA Test (team): Josie Young, Shelby Westhoff; gold, third place.

     Farm Management (individual): Amanda Engelken, gold, fourth place; Brandon Bonert, silver; Seth Deutmeyer, silver; Evan Gaul, silver.

     Greenhand Test (individual): Mason Kruse, gold; Matthew Hucker, bronze; Aaron Knipper, bronze; Michael Feldmann, bronze;

     Creed Speaking: Lauren Goldsmith, silver.

     Job Interview: Justin Wessel, silver.

     Extemporaneous Speaking: Cole Kruse, bronze.

     Greenhand Test (team): Mason Kruse, Matthew Hucker; bronze, ninth place.

     Elected New District Officer: Shelby Westhoff, vice president.



     Ag Issues: Lauryn Eganhouse, Payton Lasack, Emma Paulsen, Griffen Gravel, Ethan Orr, Brett Schoenherr; first place, gold, advancing to State.

     Public Speaking: Sydney Stender, gold.

     Farm Management (individual): Cole Fishwild, silver; Garet McAtee, bronze;

     Creed Speaking: Taylor Bahnsen, bronze.

     Farm Management (team): Cole Fishwild, Garet McAtee; bronze.                


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