Monticello chapter's year is full of success

Two chapter members earned the American Degree. From left are Davin Wickman, advisor Eric Schmitt and Owen Thomas. (Photo submitted)

   The Monticello FFA Chapter had another successful year with two top-10 Career Development Teams (CDE) along with Cooper Wickman, Dawson Ricklefs, Kole Weber, Steven Bader, John Welter, Carter Martin, Landon Orcutt, Kaden McAtee, Claire Hogan and Chesney Capron, receiving their Iowa FFA Degrees.

   There were 15 members who participated at sub-district career events including, Porter Campbell participating in Creed Speaking receiving a gold rating, Kendall Siebels participating in Radio Broadcasting receiving a gold rating, Claire Hogan participating in Job Interview receiving a silver rating, and Baylor Holub in Extemporaneous Speaking receiving a bronze.

   Lilly Stoll, Halle Recker, Macy Dusanek, Paige Rickels, Rylan Bertling, Ty King and Kyle Arduser competed in Conduct of Meetings and received a bronze rating. Leah Kohler, Brennan Bohlken, Tate Jesenovec, Alex Prull and Will Wolken received a silver rating in Parliamentary Procedure.

   Two members participated in District events at Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville last spring. Porter Campbell participated in Creed Speaking receiving a gold rating and moving on to State. Kendall Seibels received a gold rating in Radio Broadcasting and was selected as an alternate for State.

   At the State FFA Convention, Kinzi Schlarmann, Alyssa Wickman and Haili Schlarmann participated in Marketing Plan. The Poultry team including Lily Moestchen, Kaden McAtee, Logan Moestchen and Ben Zirkelbach received silver. The farm business management team of Chesney Capron, Steven Bader, Dawson Ricklefs and Cooper Wickman also received a silver rating. The Ag Biotech team consisting of Baylor Holub, Kendall Seibels, Claire Hogan and Tyler Soppe received a gold rating. The Ag Sales team consisting of Will Wolken, Alex Prull, Brennan Bohlken and Reed Brunshceen received a gold rating.

   Our Ag Mechanics team brought home seventh place thanks to Landon Orcutt (first place Environmental and Natural Resources Practicum), Cooper Wickman, Kole Weber, and Caleb Jurgens. The Veterinary Medicine team finished sixth at state, receiving a Gold rating thanks to, Seneca Freeze, Leah Koehler, Kaden McAtee and Kendall Siebels.

   Davin Wickman received his American Degree for his excellent work in his Wickman Lawncare SAE. Owen Thomas received his American Degree for his excellent work in his Ag Mechanics SAE.

   We also collaborated with the Midland FFA Chapter in hosting the second annual M&M Ag Experience Day, in which Ag 1 students from both Monticello and Midland were able to immerse themselves in a day of learning from industry professionals about the agricultural opportunities and careers that are available.

   The Monicello FFA Chapter and the Monticello National Honor Society groups collaborated to make a garden to produce food to help those that are less fortunate. Students worked to make this garden succeed during greenhouse class and out-of-school times.

 – Porter Campbell, Reporter




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