Springville High’s FFA traveled to Logan, Utah, on April 24-25 to attend and compete in the FFA State Career Development Events. This statewide event is held to test students’ skills in certain career areas including agricultural communications, meat judging, floriculture, vet tech, horse judging, poultry judging, and dairy. Many hours of time and energy went into the preparation for these events.
Monica Giffing, Springville High FFA Adviser, said, “We prepared seven teams that worked extremely hard , these teams are self-driven and practice on their own time and work with many people in the community to prepare.”
Teams are run by the students with occasional suggestions from their adviser; the teams belong to the students and what they were able to achieve was all theirs.
FFA top ranks include gold, silver and bronze; also, the first place teams of each state have the opportunity to attend and compete at nationals next Fall. Most excitingly our agricultural communications team won first in state, this is two years in a row. The team was comprised of three members--Amberly Bradford (1st Place Individual), Andalyn Hall (3rd Place Individual), and Autymn Schouten.
Our gold ranking team included meat judging which placed third overall with Payson and Maple Mountain placing first and second, showing that Nebo district is a great area to learn in this competition. The meats team was comprised of the following students: Darryl Barnes, Taylor Garrett, Chet Kanzee, and James Johnson. Another gold ranking team was floriculture with team members Lauren Ridge, Christina Nolasco, Medine Dore, and Emily Merrill. Vet tech did great as well scoring Springville a gold with team members Ashly Endicott, Colton Carroll, Rita Dominquez, and Caitlin Dinkel.
Springville had some silver ranking teams including horse, poultry, and dairy. The horse team was comprised of Dakoda Mower, Austin Weight, Howard Hutchings, and Caitlin Dinkel. The poultry team was Andalyn Hall, Kira Craig, Katie Biesinger, and Alex Valenzuela. Finally, our dairy team members were Ashly Endicott, Colton Carroll, Rita Dominquez, and Ripley Tew.
Springville High’s FFA did an exceptional job this year; we can’t wait until next year to see what they have in store for us. Good luck to our agricultural communications team at nationals this Fall.
Agricultural communications team left to right: Amberly Bradford, Autymn Schouten and Andalyn Hall
Floriculture Team: Lauren Ridge, Christina Nolasco, Emily Merrill and Medine Dore.
Meats Team left to right: James Johnson, Darryl Barnes, Taylor Garrett, and Chet Kanzee
Vet tech team from left to right: Ashly Endicott, Caitlin Dinkel ,Colton Carroll, Rita Dominquez