On February 11, Mineral Point FFA attended the District 12 FFA Speaking Contest at Shullsburg High School. There were 19 participants from Mineral Point competing against FFA members from seven other schools.

The 8th grade quiz bowlers that competed were: Team B McKenna Reichling, Caden Carey, Kyle Vondra, Logan Schmitz. Team A Danny Pittz, Abby Shannon, Cade Steffes, Garrett Wendhausen, Brady Palzkill. Team B placed 3rd and will move on to the sectional speaking contest. Team A placed 5th. In this contest, 8th grade FFA members compete against teams from other schools to answer questions about FFA facts. It is the first speaking competition open to them in their FFA career.

Katie Fitzsimmons placed 1st and Eric Heisner 4th in the creed speaking contest. Katie will be advancing to sectionals. The creed contest involves reciting the FFA creed from memory and answering a series of questions about the creed.

In extemporaneous speaking, Scott Pittz placed 1st and Elizabeth Moellers 2nd. Both will be moving on to the sectional contest. The extemporaneous contest consists of a student drawing an agriculture related topic and preparing a five minute speech on that topic.

The job interview contest had Taylor Robinson placing 3rd and Megan Blume also participated. The job interview is a very practical contest that has the FFA member interview for an agriculture related job.

The discussion meet contest had Morgan Fitzsimmons placing 2nd and moving on to the sectional meet. Helen Lineberger placed 3rd. In discussion meet, FFA members are gathered at a table and discuss solutions to an agriculture related issue.

In the prepared speaking contest, Tommie Loken placed 1st and Jake Steffes placed 4th. Tommie will participate at sectionals. In the prepared contest, FFA members memorize an agriculture related speech and present it to a panel of judges.

Mineral Point was very well represented and did an outstanding job.

Pictured left to right: Tommie Loken, Katie Fitzsimmons, Megan Blume, McKenna Reichling, Helen Lineberger, Caden Carey, Lizzy Moellers, Abby Shannon, Jake Steffes, Danny Pittz, Scott Pittz, Morgan Fitzsimmons, Taylor Robinson, Garrett Wendhausen, Eric Heisner, Logan Schmitz, Kyle Vondra, Brady Palzkill, Cade Steffes.