Campus was awash in blue corduroy on Tuesday as 91 FFA students from seven Nebraska schools met at the first annual Cultivate: LSE Experience, hosted by York College. This educational event gave these agriculturally minded high school students a chance to practice their Leadership Skills Events ahead of district competitions, which begin in December.
Leadership Skills Events include categories such as parliamentary procedure, creed speaking, agricultural demonstration, job interview and public speaking, among others.
The York College Cultivate event provided participants an opportunity to polish their skills with feedback from faculty, staff, and college students. After the practice and learning rounds, participants repeated their event in a judged round that included critiques from industry professionals.
“We are pleased with the turnout and feedback we received from participants, sponsors, and judges,” said Dr. Shane Mountjoy, York College provost. “We are hopeful this experience will help prepare these FFA students for upcoming competition.”
Upcoming FFA events to be held on the York College campus will allow participants to complete Career Development Events (CDE) over agricultural topics. Students who score high enough on these exams will have the opportunity to earn credit from York College.
1st Cross County
2nd High Plains
3rd Agronomy Academy, York
1st Sam Wilkins, Ainsworth
2nd Henry Beel, Ainsworth
3rd Danielle Freeman, Superior
1st Danny Bresnahan, Cross County
2nd Jack Arens, Ainsworth
3rd Reggie Rafert, Cross County
1st Katie Bresnahan, Cross County
2nd Ashley Einspahar, Arcadia
3rd Hannah Miller, Cross County
Junior Public Speaking
1st Amanda Schmidt, Stanton
Senior Public Speaking
1st Ashly Reese, Stanton
1st Abi Colsden, Stanton
Junior Parliamentary Interview
1st Ainsworth, Team 1
2nd Ainsworth, Team 2
3rd Hannah Miller, Superior
Senior Parliamentary Procedure
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