|FFA students compete in Career Development events|
Perkins County high school FFA students participated in Career Development Events on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Following are their results.
Agriscience: Out of 200 FFA freshmen and sophomores in district 11 eligible to take this test, 75 students competed.
Qualifying for state are Colton White fifth, Caleb Breazeale 12th, Katie Rowley 14th and Mark Hanson 21st.
Welding: 30 teams competed in this event. Perkins County was unable to qualify a team for state.Individually, the following students placed: stick metal arc welding— Drew Curtis fifth, Riley Kosmicki 10th; oxy-acetalene welding—Vinny Ross 17th, Justin Hatcher 21st as a last minute entry; MIG (wire)—Scott Mosel 11th, Blake Poppe 26th.
Nursery & Landscape: Out of eight teams Perkins County placed second, qualifying them for state. Individual results: Candace Lee third, Jessie Woodmancy sixth, Leslie Burge 15th, Jessi Hoffert 20th.
Ag Mechanics: Ethan Behrends placed first in environment systems; Chase Lampmann took third in energy systems.
Perkins County’s team consists of Chase Lampmann, Scott Mosel, Ethan Behrends and Justin Hatcher, both received ribbons.
Livestock Management: Perkins County placed 11th out of 22 teams. The team includes Mitchell Cornelius, Brian Krajewski, Drew Curtis, Jessica Day, Riley Kosmicki and Seth Burge
Ag Sales: Chapter members must make a “cold call” sales pitch plus take a marketing exam for this event.
Perkins County competed with only three members in which four members are scored. Individually they scored very well with this being a new event for the team. Out of 30 individuals Taylor Boldt placed 17th, Seth Burge 21st and John Prante 23rd. Taylor placed eighth out of 30 in the marketing test.