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Twenty-four students enrolled in Agriculture Education classes at Tri County High School competed in four team events and two individual events at the District 5 Leadership Development Contests on January 19th.  The competition for the 16 District schools was held at the Holthus Convention Center in York.  All the contests were state qualifying for the Nebraska FFA Convention in April.

The group had a state qualifier in Agriculture Literacy Speaking.  Henry Holtmeier brought home the first place gold with his speech on “My Farm to Your Plate”.

In the Agriculture Discovery Speaking, Sydney Brauer won the gold medal and qualified for state.  Her topic was, “Long Hours of a Meal”.

 In the Conduct of Meetings Parliamentary Procedure contest, the 9th grade Parliamentary Procedure team of Alex Paxton, Ashton Schwisow, Rylee McCune, Kenton Soward, Pierce Damrow, Maddux Johnson and Harley Dike won the 3rd place purple ribbon and placed as District State Alternate.  Paxton was the team’s chairperson. Each team member will receive a bronze medal.  The 9th grade Conduct of Meetings team of Avery Schultis, Jordyn Zulauf, Macoy Wollenburg, Aubrey Siems, Hailey Lauenstein, Kristin Lange and  Ethan Jobman earned a blue ribbon.  Schultis chaired the team.

The Tri County Senior Parliamentary Procedure team of Evan Quackenbush, Brevin Damrow, Gracin Hahn, Dusty Kapke, Carter Holtmeier and Gavin Weichel earned fourth place and received the top blue ribbon.  Damrow chaired the team.  

Seniors Emerson Schultis and Emily Thavanet earned a blue ribbon in the Ag Demonstration competition.  Their topic was on “Daylily Propagation”.  Cooper Strokebrand and John Wehrman assisted during the day with contest coordination.

The Chapter would like to thank  Mr. Vern Jantzen, Mr. Randy Schlueter and Mrs. Amy Gerlach  for helping in the FFA member’s preparation.