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WHS FFA takes home District sweepstakes

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The Waxahachie Future Farmers of America competed in the district FFA Leadership Development Event this past Tuesday at Waxahachie High School. 

Teams must place first or second in their competition to advance to the area competition. Waxahachie FFA is a member of the Corsicana District which is comprised of 19 schools. 

Waxahachie FFA will represent the Corsicana District in nine of the twelve events at the Area 8 contest. 

The Radio Broadcasting team placed first at the district contest. Team members were Luke Calvert, Haley Dawson, and Andrew Walton. In this contest students present a radio broadcast over an agricultural related topic to a panel of judges and audience that are located in a separate room. 

Students speak over a microphone and are judged on their speaking ability, script relevance, and ability to hold the listener’s interest. 

The Senior Chapter Conducting Team also competed at district contest and got second place. 

Students participating were Coleman Beddingfield, Juliana Johanson, Molly Jeffcoat, Dalton Bradbury, Alex Engelhardt, Kaily Yates, Mica Mottla, Kelsie Cox and Caleb Bates. 

In this event, the students conduct a mock meeting using parliamentary procedure. The students are judged on their speaking abilities, debate skills and the ability to think on their feet. The Greenhand chapter conducting team placed first in the district competition. Team members are Lyndsey Griffith, Shannon Butler, Kristian Fater, Jessica Buie, Lexye Meeks, James Bousquet, Reanna Jackson and Cameron Appleton.

Students also competed in the Agricultural Issues competition. 

This is a Lincoln-Douglas type debate in which the students debate opposing opinions on an agricultural issue. This year’s topic was game proof fencing properties. 

Students participating were Drew Morgan, Dylan Atkins, Megan Rayford, Taylor Almon, Jake Bosher, Sara Sanchez and Kate Praslicka. These students placed first at district. 

The senior Farm Skills team consisted of Jake Loose, Tanner Land and Conner Maines. In this competition, students demonstrate and explain a skill to a panel of judges. Their skill was wiring lights and brakes for a farm trailer. 

The skills team placed second at the district competition. The Greenhand Farm Skills team placed second in the competition. The students that participated were Alan Valasquez, Meson Singleton and Ben Terry.

Mayra Sierra competed in the job interview contest. In this competition, each member submits their resume, completes a job application for an agricultural position on site and participates in an interview via telephone, in person one-on-one, and with a panel of possible employers. She placed first at the district contest and will advance to area.

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