Sidney FFA State Convention Results
Sidney FFA had chapter participants at the recent State FFA Convention where over 1500 members and guests participated in some fashion. James Topp, Travis Obergfell, Duran Vigesaa, Emily Schaff and Marianne Gartner were the participants from Sidney FFA Chapter.
Emily participated as chapter delegate, public speaking, extemporaneous speaking and leadership scholar. Her results were: Scholarship recipient of $400 from the Holt Family Scholarship (for attending National convention in 2013), $500 from State FFA Alumni Association for attending a week long Washington DC Leadership Conference (June 2013), silver ranking in Extemporaneous Speaking and silver ranking for Prepared Public Speaking.
Marianne participated in chapter display, livestock judging and farm business management. Her results were: 61st of 180 participants in Farm Business Management, 181st of 220 participants in Livestock Evaluation and no ranking for chapter display.
Duran participated in musical talent event and mechanics. His results were: No ranking for talent, 115th of 260 for mechanic/technology. This is Duran’s first FFA convention.
Travis participated in State Degree Ceremonies, Agriculture Experience Proficiency, Livestock Evaluation and Mechanic/Technology Contest. His results were: State Degree conformation, Silver in Production Agriculture Placement, 58th of 220 contestants in Livestock Evaluation and 28th in 260 Mechanic/Technology contestants for a silver ranking.
James Topp participated in State Degree Ceremonies, Agriculture Experience Proficiency, Livestock Evaluation and Mechanic/Technology Contest. His results were: 110 of 220 in Livestock Evaluation, State Degree recipient, gold and state winner of Agriculture Mechanic Sales & Service Placement- Agriculture Experience Proficiency ( $250 scholarship) and 5th of 260 Mechanic/Technology contestants (falling 10pts short of first),
As a team the mechanic team of James, Travis and Duran placed 13th of 60 for a bronze ranking. Livestock and Farm Business Management teams did not have a full team for ranking.
This annual event brings in over 80 schools, 1200 agriculture students and 600 adults for four days of competitive events, community service events, leadership development programs, guest speakers and numerous re-acquaintances. Over $100,000 in sponsorships, scholarships and awards are granted each year. Great Falls is the projected state convention site for 2013-14 year, marking the 75th Birthday of Sidney FFA receiving its Montana FFA Chapter Charter.