District LDE’s

On January 25, 13 members of Fillmore Central’s FFA Chapter competed in District LDE’s (Leadership Development Events). LDE competitions consist of a variety of public speaking contests, parliamentary procedures, and agricultural demonstrations. The top three places in each competition compete at the state level in March. The order of ribbons from highest placing to lowest placing is purple, blue, red, then white.

Freshman Alexis Saatmann competed in Junior Public Speaking and received a blue ribbon. Junior Lilly Srajhans competed in Natural Resources Speaking and received a red ribbon. Sophomore Bailey Hafer Competed in Cooperative Speaking and received a blue ribbon.

Jorden Engle, Reyna Hafer, and Mackenzie Mumm each competed in Job Interview. In this competition, contestants had to fill out a job application, submit a cover letter and resume, were interviewed, and wrote a follow up thank you. Jorden received a blue ribbon while Reyna and Mackenzie each received a red ribbon.

Fillmore Central also had a parliamentary procedures team as well as an agricultural demonstration team. The parli pro team consisted of: Senior Faith Engle, Junior Lilly Srajhans, Sophomores Bailey Hafer and Peyton Komenda, and Freshmen Jayden Stofer and Jaret Potthoff. The team received a red ribbon. The agricultural demonstration team consisted of Senior Jorden Engle and Juniors Carson Asche, Bryson Hafer, and Blake Nun. The team demonstrated how to load and unload a 4-wheeler as well as check maintenance, mix chemicals, and apply herbicides. The team received a red ribbon.

Two of our members attended to help facilitate the Senior Public Speaking contest. Ellie Janing was the timer for the speaker and Addison Treinen was the door watcher and introduced each speaker to the judges.