On October 13, 2014, the Wexford-Missaukee Chapter of FFA competed in the 2014 Region 6 Agricultural Decathlon. This FFA event was held at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, with 8 chapters from around the state represented. Students competed in events such as forestry, small engines, legal land description, floral, wildlife identification, veterinary science, and aquaculture.
The Wexford-Missaukee Chapter from the Career Technical Center placed five teams in the top 10 with 62 total teams represented. The team of Roni Woods (Lake City HS), Jaslyn Kitchen (Lake City HS), and Amanda Ball (Pine River HS) finished first. Taking third place was the team Chelsea Galloup (Manton HS) and Taylor Donaldson (Manton HS), while Nick Richards (McBain HS) also placed third in a tractor driving contest. Receiving fourth place was the team of Cheyanna Rizor (Pine River HS), Darian Sherman (Mesick HS), and Shannon Oakley (Manton HS). The sixth place team was Kobe Ingraham (McBain HS), Parker Johnson (Marion HS), and Nick Shimel (Pine River HS). Earning a tenth place team spot was Genevieve Feister (Cadillac HS), Sara Gildersleeve (Cadillac HS), and Matthew Mohler (Cadillac HS).
“These students worked hard to prepare for this contest and they represented their chapter well,” said Mark Johnson, Instructor and FFA advisor. “I’m very proud of them and their continued efforts in leadership and scholarship.”
The National FFA Organization is intended to prepare student leaders for leadership in careers in science, business, and technology of agriculture. Currently, there are over half a million members nationwide. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing premier leadership, personal growth, and career success in agricultural education.