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Thursday, 18 February 2016 00:00

WP FFA students competed in a Career Development Event Feb. 10 at Curtis.

The ag mechanics team of (front row, l to r) Daniel Christensen, Tommy Bley, Duncan Rector and Caid Doetker qualified for the state convention, as did the livestock management team of (second row, l to r) Tryssta Duvel, Cameo Rector, Ellie Lee, Joseph Sramek, Billy Straub and Greg Gaston.

Two additional livestock management teams took part. Team members include (third row, l to r) Jeimy Martinez, Shanel Barnard, Reagan Skow, Destiny Beacham, Jayden Ingold and (top row at left) Stephanie Acosta.

The farm business management team qualified for state, team members are (top row, second from l to r) Dakota Ingold, Angel Hinojosa and Paxton Gleason. Missing from the team are Logan Fischer and Michael Lovell. (Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications)


By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Wauneta-Palisade FFA qualified three more teams for the Nebraska FFA State Convention coming up in April.

At the Feb. 10 Career Development Event (CDE) in Curtis, the farm business management team, ag mechanics team and one livestock management team earned the right to represent WP at the upcoming state convention. Previously qualifying was the natural resources team and public speaker Reagan Skow.

The fourth-place farm business management team members were Angel Hinojosa, Logan Fischer, Michael Lovell, Paxton Gleason and Dakota Ingold. Only four of the five may compete at the state convention.

Hinojosa led the way with a seventh place finish. Gleason placed tenth and Fischer 14th.

The ag mechanics team placed fourth overall. Team members are Tommy Bley, Duncan Rector, Daniel Christensen and Caid Doetker.

Christensen placed ninth individually. Rector and Bley finished 16th and 18th, respectively.

Three livestock management teams took part.

The team of Billy Straub, Joseph Sramek, Ellie Lee, Tryssta Duvel, Cameo Rector and Greg Gaston finished in third place and qualified for State.

Reagan Skow, Jayden Ingold, Destiny Beacham, Ashley Knotts, Emily Day and Shanel Barnard made up another team and Stephanie Acosta, Evan Nordhausen and Jeimy Martinez combined for a third team.

Individually, Lee placed second in the sheep category, Duvel third place in the  horse group, J. Ingold fourth in the dairy category and C. Rector third in the poultry division.

An agronomy team also took part. Team members were Fischer, Lovell and Peyton Sramek.

Sponsor Rod Gaston said the team competed well and students are excited about competing at the state convention.

“This is a good, cooperative group to work with,” Gaston said. “Our officers provide a lot of leadership.”

Next contest for the group will be another CDE March 1 at Curtis.

Gaston is hoping to take two or three vet tech teams, two welding teams and, possibly, a nursery and landscape team and maybe an ag sales team.

WP was visited Monday by State FFA President Gage Hoegermeyer. Next week is National FFA Week and events are being planned by WP students in honor of the week.