GREENSBURG – The North Decatur Jr-Sr High School (NDHS) FFA chapter travelled to Madison High School March 11 for the 2013 District XII FFA Leadership Contests.
Charger FFA members returned from the contest with a total of 24 awards. Members and teams earning first place awards will advance to the state competition. All of those placing in the state’s top four will be recognized at the Indiana FFA State Convention, which is set to be held at Purdue University in June.
The Indiana FFA District XII consists of 13 schools from all across southeastern Indiana. More than 160 FFA members from the area competed in the district leadership contests this year and 23 of them were from North Decatur.
Chargers who brought home first place awards were Addison Tomson, beef production; Kayleigh Krieger, dairy production; Kyle Fogle, diversified agriculture; Erin Yager, equine science; Emily and Nicole Scott, food science demonstration; Grace Vanderbur and Tessa Walters, discovery demonstration and the Chapter Meeting Team.
Second place awards were earned by Micheala Schroeder, ag services; Megan Hoover, diversified livestock; Casey Baugh, goat production; Grant Ricke, ag sales demonstration; Jaelyn Matthews and Lindsey Wietlisbach, horticulture demonstration; JoBeth Martin, extemporaneous public speaking; Kiarra Nobbe, discovery demonstration; Quiran Gauck, discovery public speaking; Quiz Bowl and the Novice Chapter Meeting Team.
Earning third place honors were Adam Litmer, forest management and products; Zach Johnson, specialty crop production; Jesse Baugh, ag business management demonstration; Derek Wietlisbach and Tyler Pederson, ag mechanics demonstration; Emily Scott, essay; Emma Spreckleson, freshman public speaking and the Traditional Scrapbook.
– Daily News