FFA goes to State


Photo Credit: Year Book Staff

FFA Members watching the online award results at State. Photo Credit: Casey Harper

Logan Lesiak, Staff Reporter

The qualifying members of the Schuyler Central High School FFA chapter went to State. They placed 38 out of 127 in Agriscience, 21 out of 128 in Environmental and Natural Resources, 19 out of 204 in Farming and Agribusiness Management, 45 out of 56 in Meats Evaluation and Technology, 28 out of 48 in Nursery and Landscape, and 33 out of 60 in Welding. Individuals awarded top level ribbons were; Addison Vavricek, who received two purple ribbons, one in Farm and Agribusiness Management and one in Environmental and Natural Resources. Nathan Colvin received a purple ribbon in Agriscience. In all, FFA members received three purple ribbons, four blue ribbons, four red ribbons, and five white ribbons.

Hal Moomey, a SCHS Agriculture teacher, states that SCHS did a great job as a team during State FFA. “We took twenty students and of that twenty, we received 16 ribbons, ribbons are only given to students who finish in the top half of the contest,” Mr. Moomey stated. Mr. Moomey also explained that they want to increase the number of students participating in FFA next year. “This year we took twice as many students as last year, over this next year we will be hoping to improve on increasing our membership and trying to get even more students to qualify for the state contest.” Mr. Moomey shared. Students that competed at State FFA were; Nathan Colvin, Citlali Aldana, Aiden Rorah, Amayrani Arevalo, Allison Vavricek, Bela Jedlicka, Abby Reyna, Addison Vavricek, Wyatt Kluck, Grant Arps, Talon Andel, Jacob Hahn, Eliza Bailey, Shayann Svatora, Kathryn Novacek, Hope Borman, Jacob Mares, Hector Raya, and Kodie Kracl.