West Carroll Parliamentary Procedure Team at State
The West Carroll Varsity Parliamentary Procedure team competed at Illinois State University on March 30th. The team's placing was in the top 10 of the State. Chloe Carson was rated red ribbon chairperson. Christy Ralston was rated red ribbon secretary as well as white ribbon floor member. Collin Wilkinson was rated red ribbon floor member. Brianna Kampmeier, Dylan Williams, and Quinn Rumler were rated white ribbons for floor members also. The Parliamentary Procedure CDE consists of a member running a mock meeting and demonstrating motions. After the meeting each person on the team is asked a question based on their required motion. The 1st place team advances to National competition.
West Carroll FFA member, Janelle Dykstra, competed on April 6th at University of Illinois in the State Proficiency Awards. Janelle competed in the Poultry Production Enterprise category. She said, "I own and run a successful poultry production business. This year I raised 155 Golden Comet laying hens and sold the eggs to a local store." Janelle's exact placing was not given to our chapter but she did place in the top 5 of the state. In Proficiency Awards you are interviewed about your enterprise's record book. The record book contains all of your receipts, activities performed, purchases, and anything related to your project. Janelle also said that, " participating at the State level was a great experience and an opportunity of a lifetime."
On April 3rd, West Carroll FFA member, Cassie Johnson competed in the District #1 FFA Creed Speaking CDE held at Geneseo High School. She placed 3rd of 10 in the contest. Previously, Cassie competed at Section #1 Creed Speaking CDE where she placed 2nd places thus making her eligible to participate in District Competition. The FFA Creed consists of five paragraphs that must be memorized and presented to a panel of judges. After the creed is presented the speaker must answer a series of 6 random questions. The questions are based on different parts of the creed and the speaker's interpretation of the meaning. The top two individuals advance to state competition.
Section 1 Dairy Evaluation CDE
Mt. Carroll, IL. The Section 1 Dairy Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) was held on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at the Carroll County Highway Department. Seventy-one FFA members from ten Section 1 teams competed along with FFA members from Section 2, and 4-H members from around the area.
In this event, the FFA members develop skills needed for dairy cattle selection and herd management. Some of the many skills members will develop from participating include observation, confidence, and communication. In order to judge dairy animals, you must begin with the fundamentals. Learning the parts of the cow and the ideal conformation for each part will provide the necessary comparisons when placing classes.
Ritchie Receives Tom H Kustes Memorial Scholarship
Savanna – During the special awards segment of theWest Carroll FFA Chapter’s parent & member banquet held March 11, JohnKustes announced that Jacob Ritchie will receivethe $1,000 Tom H. Kustes Memorial Scholarship. The winner was selected from senior applicants who intend to prepare foran agricultural career at a vocational-technical school, junior college,college or university upon high school graduation.
Ritchieintends to attend either
In addition to the monetaryaward, Jacob will receive a personal recognition plaque, and his name will be inscribed on a special achievementplaque on display at the school. Thescholarship was made possible by a 2005 gift to the school district in memoryof Mr. Kustes, who was a lifelong livestock/grain farmer in the Thomson areabefore his death in 2004. He graduatedin 1936 from
The West Carroll FFA Greenhand and Varsity ParliamentaryProcedure Teams each will advance to the State Parliamentary Procedure CDE’s byplacing 1st and 2nd respectively at the District I FFA ParliamentaryProcedure CDE held on March 7 at Blackhawk East College near Kewanee.
Individually for the West Carroll Varsity team, Chloe Carsonplaced 3rd as chairman while Christy Ralston placed 3rd as secretary. WestCarroll member, Quinn Rumler placed 5th individually as a floormember.
Individually for the West Carroll Greenhand team, BriannaKampmeier placed 1st as chairman and Cassie Johnson 1stas secretary. Quinn Rumler placed 1stasa floor member.
A Parliamentary Procedure Contest consists of memberscompleting a 25 question multiple choice test, doing a 10 minute demonstrationusing parliamentary motions, and answering questions about the motions used inthe demonstration.
Varsity Team Placings GreenhandTeam Placings
1 – Amboy 1– West Carroll
2 – West Carroll 2 - Williamsfield
3 – Orion 3 – Geneseo
4 – Midland 4- Orion
5 – Geneseo 5– Brimfield
6 – Stockton 6– Putnam County
7 – Williamsfield
8 – Stillman Valley
Top 3 Varsity Chairpersons Top 3 Greenhand Chairpersons
1 – Caleb Talbott – Geneseo 1– Brianna Kampmeier – West Carroll
2 – Andrew Klein – Amboy 2– Adam Gradert - Geneseo
3 – Chloe Carson – West Carroll 3 – Hailey Smith – Williamsfield
Top 3 Varsity Secretaries Top 3 Greenhand Secretaries
1 - Cheyenne Stockton – Orion 1 – Cassie Johnson – West Carroll
2 – Rachel Vaessen – Amboy 2– Sara Moore – Putnam County
3 – Christy Ralston – West Carroll 3 – Hannah Noble – Orion
Top 5 Varsity Floor Members Top 5 Greenhand Floor Members
1 – Erin McKee – Midland 1– Quinn Rumler – West Carroll
2 – Morgan Pyles – Midland 2– Shayna Wortz – Putnam County
3 – Rachel Vaessen – Amboy 3– Bella Hunt – Williamsfield
4 – Rochele Rosa – Midland 4– Zac Smith – Williamsfield
West Carroll FFA Earns 1st and 4th in Section #1 Judging Contests
The West Carroll FFA Dairy Judging team placed 1stand the Livestock Judging team placed 4th at the Section #1 FFALivestock and Dairy Judging contests held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the CountyHighway Building in Mt. Carroll. WestCarroll had a team score of 915 in the Dairy Judging Contest and 1232 in theLivestock Judging Contest. The livestockjudging contest consisted of 3 rings of beef, 3 rings of sheep, and 3 rings ofswine.
Top teams and individuals in the livestock contest were
Top Teams Top 10 Individuals
Place Team Score Place Name School Score
1 Pearl City 1271 1 Rachel Badtke West Carroll 442
2 Le-Win 1268 2 Hayden Keltner Pearl City 440
3 Stockton 1265 3 Stephanie Nadig Stockton 431
4 West Carroll 1232 4 Drew Groezinger Stockton 425
5 River Ridge 1227 5 Jason Kempel Le-Win 425
6 Scales Mound 1185 6 Nathan Lott Pearl City 424
7 Freeport 1159 7 Brock Keltner Le-Win 424
8 Du-Pec-Win 1147 8 Emma Wingert Pearl City 423
9 Dakota 823 9 Kenzie Kaiser Le-Win 422
10 Jake Moest Le-Win 422
In the afternoon, the West Carroll FFA Dairy judging teamplaced 1st in the Section #1 FFA Dairy Judging Contest. In this contest participants judged 7 ringsof dairy animals. Team and individualresults of the dairy judging contest were
Top Teams Top 10 Individuals
Place Team Score Place Name School Score
1 West Carroll 915 1 Michael Foley Scales Mound 321
2 Scales Mound 872 2 Cassie Johnson West Carroll 317
3 Le-Win 867 3 Ellie Lenkaitis Forreston 314
4 Pearl City 857 4 Megan Hayunga Freeport 308
5 Stockton 852 5 Ryan McLane River Ridge 307
6 Freeport 849 6 Brianna Kampmeier West Carroll 304
7 River Ridge 849 7 Hunter Binns Stockton 302
8 Du-Pec-Win 846 8 Sean Keckler West Carroll 301
9 Forreston 823 9 Brett Meador Le-Win 300
10 Dakota 560 10 Jordan Ollerich Le-Win 298
Chloe Carson from West Carroll High School.
WC Places 5th in National T-shirt competition!