On February 7, the Mineral Point FFA attended the District 12 FFA Speaking Contest at Black Hawk High School. There were 15 participants from Mineral Point competing against FFA members from seven other schools
The 8th grade quiz bowlers that competed were Team Blue: Blake Radtke, Brett Roberts, and Colbi Carey. Team White: Grace Engels, Emma Steffes, Ross Lindsey, and Trapper Nafzger. The Blue Team placed 3rd and qualified for Sectionals. 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.
Eric Heisner placed 6th and Sara Heisner placed 7th in The FFA Job Interview Contest. The Job Interview Contest is a very practical contest that has the FFA member interview for an agricultural related job.
In Extemporaneous Speaking, Danny Pittz placed 3rd. The Extemporaneous Contest consists of a student drawing an agricultural related topic and preparing a five minute speech on that topic.
In the Prepared Speaking Contest, Katie Fitzsimmons placed 1st and Morgan Vondra placed 2nd. Katie and Morgan will be moving on to the Sectional contest. In the Prepared Contest, FFA members memorize an agricultural related speech and present it to a panel of judges.
The Discussion Meet Contest had Mitchell Aurit placing 4th and Sheylynn Pickel did not place. In Discussion Meet, the FFA members are gathered at a table and discuss solutions to an agricultural issue.
In the Creed Speaking Contest, Daniel Nordstrom placed 1st and will be moving on to the Sectional contest. The Creed Contest involves reciting the FFA Creed from memory and answering a series of questions about the Creed.
Mineral Point FFA was represented very well at the contest and did an outstanding job. The Sectional FFA Speaking Contest will be held March 7 at Mineral Point.