WARSAW – Warsaw FFA recently participated in the Indiana 4-H/FFA State Career Development Events for FFA Crops Judging CDE, FFA Forestry Judging CDE and FFA Entomology Judging CDE.
Students participating in the Crops Judging CDE had to identify seeds and plants from crops and weeds, identify plant diseases and insects, identify common agronomic equipment, complete an agronomic industry quiz, and sort grain samples. Warsaw FFA was ranked 27th in the state for FFA teams in the Senior FFA Division. Individually, Thomas Boggs placed 23rd, Breanna Thompson placed 91st, Payton Kohler placed 151st and AJ Truex placed 164th.
Students participating in the Forestry Judging CDE had to identify tree leaves, tree seeds and wood grains, along with common tree insects and diseases. They also had to do a forestry industry questionnaire. Warsaw FFA was ranked 20th in the state for FFA teams in the Senior FFA Division. Individually, Jadrien Burge placed 47th, Makayla Riley 65th, Rylan Cooper 68th and Khloe Hinojosa 206th.
Students participating in the Entomology Judging CDE were required to identify insects and their classification orders, along with an entomology industry quiz. Warsaw FFA was ranked 28th in the state for FFA teams in the Senior FFA Division. Individually, Kendall Gibson 68th, Cale Wise 80th, Lucy Vosler 110th and Gentry Hall 127th.
The Indiana 4-H/ FFA State Crops Judging CDE, Forestry Judging CDE and Entomology CDE competitions were held at Purdue University on Saturday, December 10. The teams are coached by their Warsaw FFA advisors, Madelyn Zimmerman and Jacob Riley.
In addition, the Warsaw FFA chapter recently competed in the District 2 Chapter Leadership Development Event on Wednesday, December 7th at Warsaw Community High School. The Warsaw FFA Senior Chapter Meeting team had to demonstrate the correct procedures for a chapter meeting, including opening ceremonies, order of business, and closing ceremonies. Some of the skills required in this event include knowledge of parliamentary law and the use of parliamentary procedure to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting and to present logical, realistic and convincing debates on the issues presented.
Because of the effort, the Warsaw FFA Senior Chapter Meeting team took first place in District 2 and went on to compete in the Section 1 competition held on Tuesday, January 17th at Triton High School. Team members include: Breanna Thompson, Payton Kohler, Alyssa Swanson, Makayla Riley, AJ Truex, Gentry Hall and Rylan Cooper.
Also, the Warsaw FFA chapter recently competed in the District 2 Welding Career Development Event on Monday, December 12 at the Warsaw Area Career Center’s Welding and Precision Machining Center in Warsaw.
The advanced team placed 4th in the FFA District 2 competition. Individual placings were Alyssa (Ace) Krichbaum (4th) and Thomas Boggs (8th) in the Advanced FFA division.
In the Beginner Division, AJ Truex (10th) placed individually in the FFA District 2 competition. For the Beginner FFA Division, students had to take a written industry test along with performing several types of arc welding, such as Arc Lap, Arc Butt, Arc Tee and Arc Vertical Up. For the Advanced FFA Division, students were required to take a written industry test, along with performing several types of Arc and Mig welding, such as Arc Lap, Arc Butt, Mig Vertical Up Tee, Mig Vertical Down, and Mig Pipe to Plate.
WACC Welding Instructors Jeremiah Paseka and Nate Howett, along with Warsaw FFA Chapter Advisor Jacob Riley, coached the team.