Cass FFA brings home state titles
Published 1:02 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Cassopolis Future Farmers of America continued its success by winning a pair of state championships in March.
Cassopolis took 24 FFA members to the state convention held March 5-7 and returned with a pair of leadership teams and individuals winning awards.
The Agricultural Issues team took first place and advances to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this fall. Their issue was entitled “The replacement of pipeline 6B: needed fix or disastrous expansion?”
The team, coached by Carrie George, consisted of Emily Cutting, Moriah Holloway, Kwesi Huffman, Justin Polmateer, Jacob Roth, Marissa Waldschmidt, Stephen Walker and Tyler Ward.
The Parliamentary Procedure team, consisting of Dylan Armstrong, Daniel Duebner, Emily Dussel, Austin Green, Jurnee Johnson, Colin Kelly and Monica Ward, finished second and received a Gold Award.
Alternates to the team, coached by Cheryl Rogers, assistant FFA advisor, were Melody Cutting, Cassie Pflug and Austin Voss.
Emily Waldschmidt won a Gold Award and has advanced to the national convention as the state winner of the Job Interview Career Development competition.
Eight members of the Cassopolis FFA Chapter competed in the Arthur Berkey Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Science Fair March 7 at Michigan State University.
Dylan Armstrong and Emily Waldschmidt were state champions in the Social Systems Division. Their research project was entitled “Agricultural literacy in kindergarten classroom.”
Also participating for Cassopolis were Tori Baker, Mandy Bruens, Michelle Green, Brittney Prestly, Jacob Roth and Marissa Waldschmidt.
The science fair, sponsored by Michigan State, helps recognize middle and high school students who are studying the application of scientific principals and emerging technologies in agriculture and natural resources.
State winners advance to the FFA National Convention.
Cassopolis is the only FFA chapter in Cass County and is among the first largest chapters in Michigan with 125 members.
The Cassopolis FFA has members from both Cass and Berrien counties. Cassopolis Public Schools offers educational courses in agri-science research, animal science, plant science, ecology and food science.
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