By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
At the FFA Leadership Skills and Career Development Events competition in Curtis in November and January, a number of individuals and teams from the Imperial FFA chapter earned qualification for the state contest, slated for this spring in Lincoln.
District Champions included Jessica Hartman in Senior Public Speaking, Trey Bahler in Creed Speaking and Mindy Castle in Extemporaneous Speaking.
The District Champion team in Junior Livestock Judging consisted of Trace Helser, Shaylee Dorn, Regan Gittlein and Cade Francis.
Also District Champions, in Senior Livestock Judging, was the team of Jessica Hartman, Abbi Vetter, Kelsey Wood and Darin Knobbe.
The Agriscience Team of Dawn Castle, Trey Bahler, Cade Francis and Trace Helser earned a purple as District Champion.
In addition, the Senior Parliamentary Procedure team was District Champion. The team included Blair Hartman, Travis Luhrs, Anna Bauerle, Jessica Hartman, Mindy Castle and MaKenna Ketter
Individual results were as follows:
Nov. 21 results
Junior High Livestock Judging: Brady Gittlein, fifth; Emma Ferguson, 14th; Lauren Prior, 29th; Whitney Hopp, 38th. Spencer Denbo competed individually.
Junior Livestock Judging (District Champion - Purple): Trace Helser, seventh, Purple; Shaylee Dorn, eighth, Purple; Regan Gittlein,16th, Blue; Cade Francis, 20th, Blue. Hunter Bartels competed individually.
Senior Livestock Judging (District Champion Purple): Jessica Hartman, second, Purple; Abbi Vetter, sixth, Blue; Kelsey Wood, 12th, Red; Darin Knobbe, 18th, White.
Agriscience Team (District Champion - Purple): Dawn Castle, first, Purple; Trey Bahler, second, Purple; Cade Francis, Red; Trace Helser, White. Cody Denbo also competed individually.
Natural Resources, sixth place: Andrea Hogsett, Red; Mallory Coleman, Cassie Burpo, Bailey Springer.
Jan. 8 results
Senior Parliamentary Procedure (District Champion): Blair Hartman, Travis Luhrs, Anna Bauerle, Jessica Hartman, Mindy Castle, MaKenna Ketter.
Senior Public Speaking: Jessica Hartman, District Champion.
Creed Speaking : Trey Bahler, District Champion; Dawn Castle, Red.
Extemporaneous Speaking: Mindy Castle, District Champion.
Natural Resources Speaking: Andrea Hogsett, 3rd, Blue.
Agricultural Demonstration, Blue: Regan Gittlein, Caleb Bubak.
Job Interview: Darin Knobbe, Blue.
Discovery Speaking: Haley Vitosh, Blue; Logan Mendenhall, Red.
Junior High Quiz Bowl: second place, Kayla Schilke, Macy Coleman, Ryelee Christensen; third place, Hayley Vitosh, Whitney Hopp, Emma Ferguson, Lauren Prior; tied for fifth, Landis Beverly, Brady Gittlein, Logan Mendenhall; tied for seventh, Stevie Johnson, Sydney Vetter, Katelyn Leibhart.