Once again, the Chadron FFA team makes a strong appearance in the district competitions. On January 8th, four different teams traveled to WNCC in Scottsbluff to compete in the first CDE of the year. The CDE, Career Development Event, teams consisted of Welding, Floriculture, Ag Sales, and Livestock Management. Out of the four teams, two are going to state to represent the Chadron chapter. The participants, their event and ribbon placement are as follows:                (reported by Samantha Johns)

Welding - 

  • Levi Glines
  • Cooper Wild
  • Jacob Wojcik
  • Seth O’Rourke

Ag Sales - (one placement away from state taking fourth as a team: highest ever!) 45 contestants

  • Aleeya Lopez - 9th
  • Tate Ryan - 11th
  • Emma Cogdill - 12th
  • Cole Madsen

Floriculture - (3rd as a team, qualifying for state!) 72 contestants

  • Cloey Murdock - tied for 3rd
  • Shannnon O’Rourke - tied for 3rd
  • Kadence Wild
  • Mazie Murdock

Livestock Management - (first as a team, also taking first in the sheep and swine species: qualifying for state)

  • Samantha Johns
  • Kayley Galbraith
  • Kaylie Phillips
  • Trinity Bannon
  • Brianna Larson

All who competed tried their very best and represented the Chadron Chapter well. (Left: All Chadron participants for final photo of teams. Right: Floriculture competition projects)

Mr. Mack