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Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:01

State FFA vice president Maci Lienemann speaks to eighth graders (l to r) Kacie Arenz, Kaylee Manley, Logan Fischer, Seth Straub and Michael Lovell.


By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


University of Nebraska-Lincoln freshman Maci Lienemann was at the Wauneta Attendance Center Tuesday speaking to teacher Dan Andrews’ students.

As one of five vice presidents for Nebraska FFA, Lienemann is responsible for speaking at 22 schools in Nebraska. W-P was stop number two in a week that included Dundy County-Stratton yesterday with trips to Chase County and Perkins County still to come.

Lienemann, an animal science major, spoke to seven classes about the three circle model of ag education, one of seven topics available for teachers and sponsors to choose from.

The three-circle model covers classroom/laboratory instruction, supervised ag experiences and student leadership organizations, such as FFA.

Lienemann said she’s been having a blast traveling to different schools and has appreciated the hospitality of FFA members, their families and sponsors.

Lienemann has been to nine schools so far in February and pans to make it to the other 13 before State FFA conference April 3.


Other FFA news

FFA members have competed in two events in February.

Feb. 11, freshmen Stephanie Acosta, Ellie Lee, Joseph Sramek and Cameo Rector took an online biotech test.

The quartet placed second in the district, eight points behind Southwest. Acosta finished in a second place tie with 21 points, one point behind first.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 FFA members traveled to NCTA at Curtis.

The food science team of Tayler Nordhausen, Nicole Strand, Landon Jutten and Cassidy Rathe placed fourth.

Nordhausen individually placed eighth.

Participating in livestock management were Nordhausen, Jutten, Rector, Strand, E. Lee and Tailor Lee. The team did not place.

Results have not yet been received for the welding competition. Participating was the team of Sramek, Donald Hunt and Tyrel Kerchal.

Also participating in welding were John Christner and W-P’s newest FFA member, Jeremiah Kerns.

The State FFA convention will be held April 3-5.