Saturday, March 24, 2018, members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter competed in the state judging contests at Ohio State University ATI. Contests that members participated in were: Milk Quality and Products, Wildlife Management, Equine Management and General Livestock.
Cody Tegtmeier, Emily Finley, Brock Tegtmeier, Rae Rempher, Leeanna Ruegg and Alex Borton judged in the Milk Quality and Products contest. They placed 2nd overall with Cody taking 1st , Rae taking 8th and Emily taking 9th individually. Due to the 3rd place team finish, the team qualified to compete at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin in October. The Middle School team placed 1st overall; the team was composed of Ari Borton, Jadeyn Berry and Avery Garver.
Claire Vaughan, Jazon LeMaster, Kaitlyn Praisler and Jordan Melegari competed in the Equine Management contest.
The general livestock judging team consisted of Jessie Bair, Taylor Dawson, Cody Morrow, Kyle Piscione, Riley Stull and Abby Ramseyer.
Hunter Kanzeg, Robert Stinemetz, Michael Nutter, Desiree Smith and Austen Wood participated in the Wildlife Management CDE. They placed 1st overall. Individually, Wood placed 3rd, Kanzeg placed 6th and Stinemetz placed 7th.
April 7, 2018, the dairy judging team traveled to the Ohio State Fairgrounds to compete in prelims. The team consisting of David Miley, Kyle Piscione, Austen Wood, Riley Stull and Lizzy Howman which placed 4th earning them a spot in finals. On April 20, they will compete in the finals.
The Northwestern FFA Chapter would like to congratulate these dedicated members for their hard work in the contests and would like to wish those who advanced good luck at the next level.
Submitted by Emily Finley, reporter