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Chase County’s senior high livestock judging team placed first at its Nov. 12 district contest. Members are, left to right, Morayah Cupp, Jordan Jablonski, Peyton Dubas and Ansley Maronde.

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Members of Wauneta-Palisade’s state-bound agriscience team are, left to right, Trey McCrumb, Derik Kennicutt, GraCee Goings, Chase Bryant, Ryleigh McCrumb, Peyton Cox and Mandy Sandoval.

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Chase County’s junior high livestock judging team placed first at its Nov. 12 district contest. Members are, left to right, Tristan Jablonski, Jayme Gittlein, Odessa Zadina and Jasmine Johnson.

Imperial, WP FFA teams qualify for state

Seventeen FFA chapters, including Imperial and Wauneta-Palisade, attended the District 11 Career Development Event (CDE) for Livestock Evaluation, Agriscience and Natural Resources Nov. 12 on the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
Imperial and WP tied for fourth in agriscience qualifying them for the state convention.
For freshman only, agriscience involved a written exam and practicum over plant systems. Bertrand-Loomis (BerMis) won the 19 team event, followed by Maywood and Southwest. Bella Maddox of Imperial was fifth and Chase Bryant of WP was ninth.
Making up the CCS team are Maddox, Zach Herbert, Jecca Yaw and Mason Tyerman. WP’s team includes Bryant, Peyton Cox, Ryleigh McCrumb and Mandy Sandoval.
WP placed fifth in natural resources, which focused on soil and wildlife, behind Cambridge, BerMis, Hayes Center and Southwest. The result sends the team to the state convention, WP FFA advisor Teresa Hayes said. WP team members are Kyle Jutten, Faith Burton, Chloe Stehno and Peyton Vrbas.
Alexis Richmond of the Imperial chapter finished third and Lindsey Mendenhall, 17th, which qualifies them for state convention, according to Imperial FFA Advisor Jason Speck.
Six classes of livestock across three divisions were judged in livestock evaluation. Classes were feedlot cattle, breeding heifers, breeding and market sheep, swine and goats.
Imperial placed first in the junior high division. Tristan Jablonski was third and Jayme Gittlein and Odessa Zadina tied for fourth, plus teammate Jasmine Johnson was sixth.
Speck said only one team from each school was scored as a team, but the second team for Imperial, made up of Tessa Smith, Anna Aragon, Peyton Owens and Bailey Cook, would have finished second. Overall, Imperial placed six in the top 10 individuals. WP finished sixth as a team.
Imperial tied for seventh in junior livestock evaluation.
Imperial placed first in senior livestock evaluation. Morayah Cupp and Jordan Jablonski finished sixth and eighth, respectively. Ansley Maronde was 11th and Peyton Dubas was 20th.
WP’s Colby Hoskovec placed fifth in the senior division and the team placed ninth.
Other schools involved included Arapahoe, Bertrand-Loomis, Cambridge, Cozad, Dundy County-Stratton, Elwood, Eustis-Farnam, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Lexington, Maywood, McCook, Medicine Valley, Southern Valley and Southwest.


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