Positive outcome at subdistricts for Diamond Trail FFA

Positive outcome at subdistricts for Diamond Trail FFA

by Kenzie Johnson

On Feb. 23, Diamond Trail FFA students traveled to East Marshall at State Center to participate in the South Central subdistrict contests. At the contest, Diamond Trail went up against other chapters in the district. Four members and a team are moving on to districts, which will be held Saturday, March 12, in Lamoni. They received five golds overall, three silvers and one bronze.
“I think Diamond Trail FFA handled themselves very well,” senior Emily Hugen said. “I think everyone represented PCM really well, and I was proud of how everyone worked hard in each competition. We took a lot of members there, and that is always a positive.”
The students were able to participate in different contests. Receiving golds and moving on to districts are senior Hugen in Job Interview, junior Josie Branderhorst in Ag Sales, Creed Speaker freshman Sara Dudley, and the Greenhand Quiz team members freshman Taegan Hamer, freshman Allison Wood, sophomore Austin Godwin and freshman Megan Townley. Also moving on to districts is freshman Payton Konek in Radio Broadcasting. He received a silver.
Other contest contestants that will not be advancing is the Conduct of Meetings, freshman Maddie Samson, freshman Devin Burk, sophomore Paige Wood, freshman Morgan DeHaai, freshman Clay Van Wyk and freshman Lexi Coleman. Senior Mallory Bell received a gold in Prepared Public Speaking, and sophomore  Jessica Jacobs revived a bronze in Extemporaneous Speaking. Sophomore Brady North, sophomore Imm Phucharoen, freshman Jordon DeVries and freshman Cody Gomez, part of the Chapter Quiz team, received a silver.
“I’m most proud of how I did and all the support I got from my team. The freshman class really stood up and filled big shoes,” Hugen said. “I love competitions like this because you can truly tell who’s passionate about FFA, and there’s just something about the atmosphere that I love.”