PHS FFA Students are Going to Compete at State Level

By MaryAnn Rowley

With the State FFA Convention coming up, our FFA Chapter is excited to be sending five of our members to compete at a state level. Two freshmen, Hunter Siggard and Kristen Robbins, both won at the chapter and area contest and will be representing our area Creed Speaking Contest. They have both worked hard to prepare for this contest. The Contest consists of reciting the creed to a panel of judges, and a roomful of people, then answering questions on the meaning of the creed and how it is applied. Mary Ann Rowley was the chapter’s winner and will be competing in the Job Interview Contest. The Job Interview Contest requires contestants to have a resume, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and references available to be scored. Contestants then must fill out an application, have a personal and telephone interview, and write a follow up letter. Fred Openshaw and Ellary Swenson will be competing on the state level in Proficiency Awards. Each member of FFA has a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) where they have an at-home project that they can apply classroom learning to a hands-on project. A Proficiency Award is an application that explains and evaluates your SAE. Fred Openshaw was one of four finalists in the state in the Fruit Production Proficiency. Ellary Swenson was also one of four finalists; her proficiency area was Agriculture Sales.