On February 6, the Mineral Point FFA attended the District 12 FFA Speaking Contest at Darlington High School. There were 20 participants from Mineral Point competing against FFA members from seven other schools
The 8th grade quiz bowlers that competed were: Team Blue–Joey Robinson, Carson Kroll, Ryan Schubert, Regan Suddeth, and Kennedy Wenger; Team White–Jimmy Tibbits, Cooper Palzkill, Graham Fitzsimmons, Olivia Wendhausen, and Mackenzie Aurit. Team Blue placed 3rd and Team White made the quarterfinals. 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.
Audrie Gander placed 4th and Sara Heisner placed 6th 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 1st and will move on to sectional competition at River Ridge March 20. Daniel Nordstrom placed 4th. 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, Ellie Janetka placed 6th and Morgan Vondra placed 4th. In the Prepared Contest, FFA members memorize an agricultural related speech of 6-8 minutes and present it to a panel of judges.
The Discussion Meet Contest had Mason Hughes and Chandler Workman competing. In Discussion Meet, the FFA members are gathered at a table and discuss solutions to an agricultural issue.
In the Creed Speaking Contest, Grace Engels and Emma Steffes competed with both making the top ten. 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.