Niles High School performs strong at FFA Districts

Published 9:42 am Friday, February 8, 2019

NILES — The FFA program at Niles High School recently performed favorably at districts with three teams moving on to regionals.  Districts took place Tuesday at Van Buren Technology Center in Lawrence. Initially, the competition was scheduled for the previous Thursday but was moved due to the extreme cold weather.   

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education, according to FFA officials.

Students participating in the Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development event were evaluated on their ability to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting using parliamentary procedure. Participants are judged on their knowledge of parliamentary law and their ability to present logical, realistic and convincing debate and motions.

The Parliamentary Procedure team consisted of Abigail Fruk, Rachel Oltz, Julie Nguyen, Mark Luchowski, Aubrey Allen, Caitlin Young and Willow Brawley.

The Greenhand Conduct of Meeting team consisted of Vicky Uribe, Eva Shepherd, Sara Sly, Ayana Lesniak, Ananda Lewis, Kayleah Temple and Alexis Bird.

Students participating in the Agricultural Issues Forum research the pros and cons of an agricultural issue and present their findings to a panel of judges.

The Ag Issue team consisted of Parker Lyden, Hannah Kiggins, Emma Rauch, Audrey Terry, Alexis Stump, Trent George and Jose Velez.