Public Speaking Academy
This summer, from June 4 to June 6, two of our FFA members, Jasmine Eller (bottom row on the left) and Grace Williams (bottom row on the right), went down to Columbia Missouri to participate in the Missouri Public Speaking Academy. Jasmine and Grace, along with many other students from around the state, were told to write a five-paragraph essay about a topic of their choice. Jasmine chose to write about the importance of bees and Grace chose to write about the responsibility of pet breeding. There were three rounds, Jasmine Eller made it to the first round and Grace Williams made it to the second round. In the end, both students earned a state certificate, and because Grace made it to the second round, she earned a state medal. They both did an outstanding job and we are all so proud of them.
Mizzou Livestock Judging Camp
Also, this summer, Addilyn Williams attended the Missouri livestock camp from June 3-June 5 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. While making friends and memories she also learned and practiced how to judge market and breeding cattle, swine, lamb and goats. Addilyn also learned how to effectively prepare and present a set of reasons. When asked what she thought and if she enjoyed participating, Addilyn replied with, “The 2019 MU livestock judging camp was one of the best experiences that I’ve come upon. It allowed me to learn new judging skills and find new resources for my FFA team. Overall the experience is something I will never forget and the people I met have made an everlasting impact on me and my judging career.”
Another event the Winfield FFA participated in was the Lincoln County Fair. Winfield FFA was represented at the Lincoln County Fair, St. Charles County Fair, Northeast District Expo, and the Missouri State Fair. Students showed various livestock and floriculture exhibits. Hayley LaFata earned Grand Champion floral arrangement and Chloe Kaimann earned reserve champion floral arrangement at the Lincoln County Fair. Also at the Lincoln County Fair, Emma Niederer ran for fair queen. At the St. Charles County Fair, Lucy Boschert ran for fair queen. Northeast district expo, Sophia East earned reserve champion bedding plant. The State Fair was excellent for the Winfield Chapter. For building exhibits students received nine gold ribbons, four silver ribbons and one bronze ribbon.
During the summer our wonderful FFA Advisors visited many students Supervised Agricultural Experience projects throughout the summer. They saw multiple students who work in the food service industry, own livestock, egg production, and produce fruits and vegetables.
The Winfield FFA Advisors were very pleased with their students hard work and determination.
One of the last events the Winfield FFA participated in was the FFA Officer Retreat.
On July 15 our FFA officers and advisors came early in the morning to discuss the exciting new adventures we would be apart of and the decisions our new apparel.
It was a fun work day, but day two was the best.
The FFA officers and advisors went out for a delicious lunch and then they left to go play Demolition Ball.
This summer was full of excitement and hard work for the Winfield FFA and they couldn’t have done a better job.