2017-09-07 / Community

NH FFA competes in Michigan FFA Agricultural Skills Events at MSU


High School Floricuture Team (l-r) Amber Emming, Maggie Fischer, Olyvia Majeski, Kelsie Goretski and Grace Wiley. High School Floricuture Team (l-r) Amber Emming, Maggie Fischer, Olyvia Majeski, Kelsie Goretski and Grace Wiley. KINDE- The North Huron FFA traveled to Michigan State University to participate in the Michigan FFA Agricultural Skills Events on the campus of Michigan State University.

North Huron FFA had nine teams place in the top five in the state in their contest areas. Those teams included: Poultry B team that placed fifth in the state; Floral Design B team that placed fourth in the state; Dairy Foods A team that placed third in the state; Junior High Crops/Agronomy team which was the State Runner-Up; Poultry Evaluation A team which was the state Runner-Up; and the Junior High Floral Design B team which was State-Runner Up. Additionally, three teams won their contest areas: Floral Design A team; Junior High Floral Design A team; and the Agricultural Communications team. The Floral Design team, composed of high school members and the Agricultural Communications team will be competing this fall at the National FFA Convention against state winning teams from around the country.


Ag Communications Team: (l-r) Raegan Gembarski, Meghan Goretski, Caleah Romes and Jessica McDaniels. Ag Communications Team: (l-r) Raegan Gembarski, Meghan Goretski, Caleah Romes and Jessica McDaniels. The State Winning Junior High Floral Design team included Paige Koroleski, Jadyn Pitts, Karrigan Schipinski and Rylee Donovan. The team had to identify 100 plants and flowers, complete a written test and create a centerpiece and corsage. They will have the opportunity to compete next year in the high school contest for a chance to compete at Nationals.

The State Winning Agricultural Communications team included Raegan Gembarski, Meghan Goretski, Caleah Romes and Jessica McDaniels. The team will be competing at Nationals this fall and will develop and present an extensive communications plan in addition to completing editing tests. They will also complete practicums including a press release, blogs, website design and social media plan.

The State Winning Floral Design team included Amber Emming, Maggie Fischer, Olyvia Majeski, Kelsie Goretski and Grace Wiley. They beat more than 50 other teams to claim the top spot in the state and a trip to compete at Nationals this fall. The team will have to know more than 100 different flowers and plants and various floral and greenhouse equipment. They will also complete several floral design practicums, a group activity, solve problems and complete a job interview.

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