On February 1,  the Mineral Point FFA attended the District 12 FFA Speaking Contest at Belmont High School. There were 16 participants from Mineral Point competing against FFA members from seven other schools.

The 8th grade quiz bowlers that competed were, Team Blue: Alexis Berget, Megan Toay and Haily Murphy; Team White: Mason Hughes, Chandler Workman, Rita Wilson and Cecilia Stanton. Team White placed 2nd and qualified for Sectionals and Team Blue did not place. 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.

Morgan Vondra placed 5th and Sara Heisner 8th in the FFA Creed Speaking contest. The Creed Contest involves reciting the FFA Creed from memory and answering a series of questions about the Creed.

In Extemporaneous Speaking, Boone Schmitz placed 2nd and Danny Pittz 5th. Boone will be moving on to the Sectional contest. The Extemporaneous contest consists of a student drawing an agricultural related topic and preparing a five minute speech on that topic.

The Job Interview contest had Morgan Fitzsimmons placing 2nd and Tea Bossert 7th. Morgan will be moving on to the Sectional contest. The Job Interview Contest is a very practical contest that has the FFA member interview for an agricultural related job.

The Discussion Meet contest had Morgan Fitzsimmons placing 1st and moving on to the Sectional contest. Jake Steffes placed 4th. In Discussion Meet, the FFA members are gathered at a table and discuss solutions to an agricultural issue.

In the prepared speaking contest, Tommie Loken placed 1st and qualified for Sectionals. Katie Fitzsimmons placed 3rd. In the Prepared contest, FFA members memorize an Agricultural related speech and present it to a panel of judges.

Mineral Point FFA was represented very well at the contest and did an outstanding job. The Sectional FFA Speaking Contest will be held on March 8th at Argyle.