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South Prairie FFA earns awards at state competition

Submitted Photo Members of the South Prairie FFA Milk Quality Team, from left, are Joshua Lindbo, Brylee Beeter, Maddie Hogue, Natalee Becker and Miranda Novodvorsky. The team received a third-place gold award in state competition.

Twenty-two members from the South Prairie FFA chapter attended the 95th North Dakota FFA State Convention on the North Dakota State University campus from June 3-6.

During this time, members conduct official North Dakota FFA business and compete in state career development events. Members competed in more than 30 award, degree and career development events over the four days.

Chapters receiving a gold rating from their state FFA associations can compete nationally for 3-star, 2-star or 1-star ratings. State chapters are ranked gold, silver or bronze at state conventions based on their chapter activities. The top 12 gold-ranked chapters advance to the National FFA Convention for judging. A gold national chapter in the National FFA Organization is an FFA chapter that has been recognized for implementing the organization’s mission and strategies.

South Prairie chapter highlights include the Gold Superior chapter, Gold National chapter and Premier Superior chapter. South Prairie was awarded the premier superior chapter for a life skills workshop for its seventh graders. The chapter was a state finalist in strengthening the ag premier chapter with its ag safety day for fourth graders.

Brylee Beeter, Amber Braasch, Natalee Becker and Jacob Kramer received their FFA State Degrees. This degree is the highest level a member can achieve at the state level. It recognizes the work put into the member’s supervised agricultural experience projects, their service to their community and their dedication to FFA at their local chapter and beyond.

Submitted Photo Members of the Small Animal Care Team from the South Prairie FFA are, from left, Maddie Hogue, Gracie Rauschenberger, Brylee Beeter, Natalee Becker and Amber Braasch. The team received third-place gold award in state competition.

Contest Placings were as follows:

– Milk Quality Team: Third place, gold. Individual placings were Brylee Beeter, seventh, gold; Natalee Becker 10th, gold; Joshua Lindbo, 13th, gold, Maddie Hogue, 21st, gold; Miranda Novodvorsky, silver.

– Small Animal Care Team: Third place, gold. Individual placings were Becker, fifth, gold; Gracie Rauschenberger, 27th, gold; Maddie Hogue 28th, gold; Amber Braasch, 30th, gold; Beeter, silver.

– Agriscience Social Sciences Division II: Rayna Magandy and Kinley Schilla, silver placing and advancing to nationals.

– Basic Ag Mechanics: Burke Rauschenberger, participated.

Submitted Photo Officers with the South Prairie FFA hold their state awards. From left are Maddie Hogue, Miranda Novodvorsky, Joshua Lindbo, Brylee Beeter, Gracie Rauschenberger, Natalee Becker and Amber Braasch.

– Intermediate Ag Mechanics: Carter Sys, 11th, silver.

– Advanced Ag Mechanics Team: bronze. Ethan Johnson, Connor Johnson and Layne Korgel all received silver in individual placings.

– Dairy Evaluation Team: bronze. Individual placings were Braasch, silver; Ethan Johnson, bronze; Ella Novak, bronze.

– Dairy Cattle Handling: Sys, bronze.

– Environmental and Natural Resources Team: silver. Individual placings were Lindbo, 26th, gold; Rauschenberger 35th, gold; Connor Johnson, silver; Taylor Weber and Miley Nelson, both bronze.

Submitted Photo FFA State Degree recipients at the state convention June 3-6 from South Prairie are, from left, Amber Braasch, Brylee Beeter and Natalee Becker.

– Individual placings in Floriculture: Breanna Mindt and Novodvorsky, both silver; Alysa Rice, bronze.

– Food Science Team: bronze. Individual placings were Mindt, silver; Magandy, bronze; Schilla, bronze; Amelia Hogue, bronze; Rice participated.

– Individual placings in Meat Evaluation: Korgel, Burke Rauschenberger, Bridget Carlsten, all bronze; Logan Hanneman participated.

– Nursery/Landscape Team: bronze. Receiving bronze in individual placings were Weber, Hanneman, Nelson and Carlsten.

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