FFA chapters meet, hear from state president

By Alexis Peters, Cardington-Lincoln FFA Assistant reporter

CARDINGTON — Members of the Amanda Clearcreek FFA Chapter traveled to Cardington March 3 for an evening of fun. Kicking off the evening, State FFA President Jake Zajkowski and State Vice President Morgan Anderson hosted a workshop for the chapters. Members were separated into groups and asked to recognize the similarities and differences between their peers. They then participated in a competitive relay race to practice communication and teamwork.

Following an intense race, students were treated with a fresh meal from Canes, as well as the choice between lemonade and sweet tea. Immediately following the dinner the chapters scattered to the many games that were available. There were ping pong tables in the cafeteria and corn hole boards set up with an ultimate Mario Kart simulator constructed just across the room.

The lobby facilitated a dance party and a more quiet environment of cards took place in the library. As the evening closed, the chapters said their goodbyes and members walked off with a smile on their faces, hoping to see their Amanda friends again soon.

Cardington FFA competes in public speaking contest

By Alexis Peters, Cardington-Lincoln FFA Assistant reporter

Eleven members of the Cardington FFA recently traveled to Highland High School to compete in the County Public Speaking contest. These students represented the chapter in either the creed speaking, advanced prepared public speaking or extemporaneous competitions.

The four freshmen who took on the creed speaking division were Aaron Howard, Rylee Donkin, Sophia Goers and Carter Ramoneda. In the advanced prepared section of the contest, Autumn Holt, Kayla Hughes, Christina Valentine and Lane Hughes all wrote their own speeches and presented them before the judges.

Colin McAvoy, Mady Franks, and Sarah Perry all took the extemporaneous division head when they were given 30 miniutes to prepare a speech based on an agricultural topic. Congratulations Rylee Donkin, Autumn Holt and Sarah Perry for advancing to the next level of competition.

On February 16 the three girls breezed through the sub district contest to then compete in the district competition a week later.

The chapter is honored to learn that Sarah Perry placed second; Autumn Holt, fourth and Rylee Donkin, fifth.