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Imperial’s senior FFA team, from left, of Hope Brosius, Taylor Jablonski, Austin Bernhardt and Morayah Cupp were district champions. (Courtesy photo)

District FFA championship goes to Imperial livestock judging team

    Twenty Imperial FFA students traveled to Curtis Nov. 13 for the District 11 Livestock Judging contest.
    Imperial’s team of Austin Bernhardt, Taylor Jablonski, Morayah Cupp and Hope Brosius were district champions, which qualifies them for state next spring.
    Also qualifying for state was a junior livestock judging team from Imperial FFA. That state-qualifying team will be Jordan Jablonski, Jaiden Hill, Kade Anderson and Elizabeth Reeves.
    From Imperial’s chapter, in all, there were seven junior high students, nine junior judgers consisting of freshmen and sophomores and four senior judgers consisting of junior and seniors at districts.
    Full results were as follows:
    Senior team district champions—Austin Bernhardt - 2nd Place Purple; Taylor Jablonski - 5th Place Purple; Morayah Cupp - 10th Place Blue; Hope Brosius - 13th Place Blue
    Junior team—4th Place Blue, Jordan Jablonski - 3rd Place Purple; Jaiden Hill - Blue; Kade Anderson - Blue; Elizabeth Reeves - Blue
    Other juniors competing: Peyton Dubas - Red; Brock Leibhart - Red; Jesse Krausnick - Red; Michael McBride - White; Shelby Baird.
    Junior High—3rd Place Team Red; Peyton Owens - 6th Place Purple; Tristan Jablonski - 9th Place Blue; Shalissa Bigham - White; Thomas Reeves - White; Kathya Aragon, Brooke Schilke, Adelle Eskew.    
    Several other teams also competed  Nov. 13 at the district contest with the following results:
    Natural Resources—Carissa Hill, red ribbon; Devin O’Brien
    Agriscience—Madelynn Hanes, 6th place purple; Krista Meeske, Kayla Chavira.
    Advisor Jason Speck said even though the Agriscience competition is not a state qualifying event, the three Imperial FFA members who competed at district will be able to compete in April, too.



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