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Chief Washakie FFA dominates proficiency awards at State FFA Convention

WORLAND — While the proficiency applications may have been judged in late March, proficiency results were not announced until the Wyoming State FFA Convention this past week and it was well worth the wait for the member of the Chief Washakie FFA chapter with 12 members earning state championships.

 

April 18, 2019



WORLAND — While the proficiency applications may have been judged in late March, proficiency results were not announced until the Wyoming State FFA Convention this past week and it was well worth the wait for the member of the Chief Washakie FFA chapter with 12 members earning state championships.

The chapter has been working hard at increasing the number of proficiency applications submitted to the state level for the past four to five years, according to advisor Grace Godfrey.

“We set a goal each year of how many we want to submit. Last year was 75 and this year was 80. We ended up submitting 95 applications by 34 different FFA members,” Godfrey said.

She explained that proficiency applications are based off of the records that members keep on the online record keeping system: AET. They are about 20 pages long and include learning outcomes and efficiency factors, skills, competencies and knowledge, a resumé, six photos and captions that represent the project, accomplishments or findings, challenges, roles, responsibilities and management. Applications can fit into one of 46 proficiency areas and are at times divided into entrepreneurship (owning your own project), placement (working for someone else) or exploratory. SAE’s (Supervised Agricultural Experiences) in the placement area require the help from community members who employ students.

Those community members include: Chubby Cheeks BBQ, Haun Farms, Country Bloomers Greenhouse, Jack Nielsen, NAPA, Cloud Peak Vet Services, Jordan Farms, Ace Hardware and JaNell Donley.

Results are as follows:

Tyler Schrage — State Champion, Ag Processing

Ivan Perez — State Champion, Vegetable Production

State Runner Up, Beef Production, Placement

State Runner Up, Diversified Ag Production, Placement

3rd place, Diversified Crop Production, Placement

Elizabeth Voss — State Champion, Agricultural Research , Animal

State Runner Up, Goat Production

JT Klinghagen — State Champion, Outdoor Recreation

Kendrick Kapptie — State Champion, Wildlife Management

State Runner Up, Outdoor Recreation

State Runner Up, Fruit Production

State Runner Up, Vegetable Production

State Runner Up, Diversified Horticulture

State Runner Up, Ag Sales Entrepreneur

3rd place, Landscape Management

3rd place, Nursery Management

3rd place, Ag Mechanics Design and Fabrication

3rd place, Grain Production, Placement

Talon Andersen — 3rd place, Sheep Production, Entrepreneurship

Breann Swing — State Champion, Ag Mechanics Repair, Placement

Dani Warner — State Champion, Vet Science

State Runner Up, Swine Production — Entrepreneurship

State Runner Up, Diversified Livestock Production , Entrepreneurship

State Runner Up, Ag Services

3rd Beef Production, Entrepreneurship

3rd, Ag Education

Olivia Scheuerman — State Champion, Diversified Crop Production, Placement

State Runner Up, Home and Community Development

State Runner Up, Specialty Crop Production, Placement

State Runner Up, Nursery Management

State Runner Up, Grain Production, Placement

State Runner Up, Landscape Management

3rd, Forage Production

3rd, Ag Services

3rd, Ag Sales

Raylee Salinas — State Champion, Food Services

State Runner Up, Ag Processing

State Runner Up, Ag Sales

3rd, Swine Production, Entrepreneurship

Siobhan Myers — State Runner Up, Equine Entrepreneurship

Rudy Sanford — 3rd Agricultural Research, Plant

Regan Schmeltzer — State Runner Up, Agricultural Research, Plant

Pudge Hofmann — State Champion, Diversified Ag Production, Placement

State Runner Up, Crop Production , Placement

State Runner Up, Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance, Placement

3rd, Home and Community Development

3rd, Ag Processing

3rd, Specialty Crop, Placement

Meg DeBolt — State Runner Up, Beef Production, Entrepreneurship

Cameron Michel, State Champion, Ag Sales, Placement

State Runner Up, Food Services

State Runner Up, Forage Production

Ashley Schrage — State Champion, Ag Education

3rd, Swine Production

3rd, Agricultural Research, Integrated

Brody Hernandez — State Runner Up, Ag Mechanics Design and Fabrication, Placement

Luke Mortimer — State Runner Up, Agricultural Research, Plant

Cole Venable — State Champion, Agricultural Research, Plant

Jada Timmons — State Champion, Agricultural Research, Integrated

Katie Baumstarck — 3rd Agricultural Research, Animal

Chief Washakie FFA had 60 applications in the top 3 and won a total of $7,150 that went directly back to the students. FFA members won $250 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third place.

Members may win only one area so at times they may have gotten bumped to second place because they already won an area, Godfrey said.

State winning proficiency applications will be edited and then submitted to the National FFA in June. They will be judged among other state winners in their area and then awarded bronze, silver or gold status. Applications in the top 4 will be invited back to Indianapolis, IN for interviews and final 4 placings in late October at the National FFA Convention. Chief Washakie FFA also won the Proficiency Sweepstakes Award for having the most proficiency applications in the top 3. This is the first time that the award has been given.

 
 

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