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Fredericktown’s FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team takes 3rd!

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter sent a team to the District 7 FFA Contest, which was hosted by Danville High School FFA.

This contest consists of two parts. Participants must complete a written test that consists of basic parliamentary-procedure knowledge and questions relating to various special abilities and motions. Teams must also conduct a mock meeting and demonstrate their ability to correctly carry out the motions mentioned above in 15 minutes. The demonstration portion of the contest also includes main motions, which members must discuss. The secretary notes are scored and included in the team’s score for this part of the competition. Novice teams must also include the

FFA opening and closing ceremonies in their mock meeting.

The Novice team placed third at the contest and just missed state qualification.

 

Fredericktown FFA competes in District 7 Job Interview Contest

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter competed in the District 7 Job Interview contest. The contest was held at Clear Fork Valley High School in Bellville, Ohio.

This competition evaluated the skills of participants in the various parts of the job interviewing process. Members must complete a cover letter, resume, and job applications. These are scored on their format, content, and general appearance. They must also participate in a mock job interview, in which they are judged on eye contact, speech, and content of answers. They must also write a follow up letter, which is scored on the same criteria as the cover letter, resume, and application.

Maribeth Pozderac took 2nd place in the Senior, Division 4. Emily Rook took 4th place in the Freshman, Division 1 category. Only the top competitor in each division will advance to the state competition.

 

Fredericktown FFA advances to District Job Interview Contest

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter competed in the Knox County Job Interview contest and qualified to participate in the District 7 Job Interview Contest. The contest was held at the Fredericktown Administration building.

This competition evaluated the skills of participants in the various parts of the job interviewing process. Members must complete a cover letter, resume, and job applications. These are scored on their format, content, and general appearance. They must also participate in a mock job interview, in which they are judged on eye contact, speech, and content of answers. They must also write a follow up letter, which is scored on the same criteria as the cover letter, resume, and application.

Maribeth Pozderac took 1st place in the Senior, Division 4. Marissa Simmons took 4th in the Junior, Division 3. Emily Rook took 2nd place in the Freshman, Division 1 category. Maribeth and Emily will advance to the District 7 contest.

 

Fredericktown FFA Competes in District 7 Food Science

Recently, members from the Fredericktown FFA chapter competed in the District 7 Food Science Competition held at Zane Trace High School in Chillicothe.

As part of the food science contest, participants must determine the flavors of various food items, as well as analyze three samples of the same type of food and decided which id different. They must also be able to identify various pieces of equipment and tell when and what it is used for, assesses food product problems and determine whether it is a safety of quality issue, and recognize different aromas of spices and other flavoring components. There is also an online test that all members must take for this event and only the top 16 from each school may compete. The test consists of questions relating to food handling, packaging, and basic knowledge.

The Fredericktown team placed 10th overall in the district competition.

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter sent three teams to the Knox County Parliamentary Procedure contest. They hosted the event at the Fredericktown Administration building.

This competition consists of two parts. Participants must complete a written test that consists of basic parliamentary procedure questions relating to various special abilities.

Teams must also conduct a mock meeting and demonstrate their ability to correctly carry out the motions mentioned above in under 12-15 minutes. The demonstration portion of the contest includes main motions, which members must discuss. The secretary notes are scored and included in the team’s score for this competition.

Novice teams must also include the FFA opening and closing ceremonies in their mock meeting.

The Advanced parliamentary procedure team placed 4th overall .

The Novice A team took 2nd place overall and qualified to advance to the District 7 contest.

The Novice B team 4th overall.

Congratulations to all of those who competed!

 

Fredericktown FFA takes 6th place in the National Environmental and Natural Resources Contest

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter had a team compete in the National Environmental and Natural Resources Contest, which was held in conjunction with the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In order to even qualify for the state contest, teams must place within the top five teams in one of the competitions that relates to the environment and its resources in the state. Those career development events include Urban Soils, Rural Soils, Wildlife Management, Nature Interpretation, and Forestry. Fredericktown’s team placed 3rd in the State Urban Soils competition to qualify for the State ENR Competition where they won the entire competition which qualified them to compete in the national contest.

The ENR contest involves five separate parts including: soils analysis, habitat, GPS location, water analysis, and a presentation on a topic. Teams analyze the different characteristics of the water, soil, and Ecosystems and habitats (which includes the local wildlife and plant species) and use a GPS to locate various points. They work together to answer questions about each section. The presentation topic was on the Paris Trade Agreement and it’s effects due climate change. Contestants also have to take a written knowledge test. This event is a two day event where the team placed 6th in the Nation!

 

Fredericktown FFA takes top 10 in Ohio Ag Soils Competition

Recently, the members from the Fredericktown FFA chapter competed in the State Ag Soils competition at the Dawe’s Arboretum in Licking County.

This contest consists of two parts, two tests and 4 pit practicums. Contestants must complete a written knowledge exam and a soil survey evaluation. The exam tests participants knowledge of soil practices, statistics and history regarding Ohio’s soil, and other soil-related topics. Contestants must also evaluate 4 soil pits in terms of drainage, texture, structure and other key factors. They also take measurements for the slope of the area, the depth of topsoil, and any other necessary information such as drainage and infiltration rates. Using their evaluations, they then determine what uses each pit would be best for and decide on any management practices that should be exercised, in this case for rural purposes.





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