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Labette County FFA members competed at the Southeast District Greenhand Conference in Iola on September 24th. A Greenhand is a first-year FFA member enrolled in Agriculture Education and 47 Greenhands represented Labette County FFA.
The Greenhands walked away with 1st overall team out of the 24 chapters participating and 425 contestants. Maggie Billman led the way with 1st place on the FFA information test. Billman also finished 2nd place in the spelldown competition. Other individuals in the top ten for FFA information were: tying for 3rd was Becca Bogner, Molly Browne and Bronte’ Waisner; tying for 4th were Cara DeTar and Riley Sorrell; and placing 10th was Ben Smith. In the FFA creed-speaking division Laci Strickland placed 3rd, and Becca Bogner placed 4th out of 45 contestants.
Students from all 24 schools took the 50-question test covering FFA information. In the FFA creed speaking competition, each school nominates two top speakers to represent its chapter. The capstone event for the conference is the spelldown competition. Participating chapters of the Southeast District select one representative to compete in a FFA knowledge single-elimination quiz where the last one standing is winner.
Front Row: Dalton Nibarger, Katy McQuarie, Wyatt Kepley, Jocelyn Karhoff, Makayla Lee, Breanna Evans, Kaylee Ingalsbe, Ian Harlow Back Row: Abby Klingman, Mackenzee Willey, Justin Tobel, Marlee Mikel, Jordan Lee, Hayden Pool, Gwyn Back, Haley Crepinsek, Caleb Haggard Not Pictured: Braxton Flora read more
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