FFA teams place at District contest

FFA teams place at District contest
LA VERNIA FFA "” District first-place Greenhand Quiz team "” (from left) Isabella Rodriguez, Patrick Kessler, and Courtney Kitzmiller. Koy Carpenter is also a member of this team.

La Vernia FFA teams competed in the Alamo District Leadership Development Events contest Nov. 9 at James Madison High School. Seven teams advanced to the Area VII contest by placing first or second at District.

Three members of the first-place Greenhand Quiz team swept the top third individual places: Patrick Kessler, first high; Courtney Kitzmiller, second; and Isabella Rodriquez, third.

Other teams placing first were the Senior Quiz, Greenhand Skills, and the Senior Skills. Second-place teams are Greenhand Chapter Conducting, Senior Chapter Conducting, and the Radio team.

A majority of these members competed at the Nov. 3 Palo Alto College FFA Leadership Conference. Three individuals placed in the top six, including:

• Courtney Kitzmiller, second-high individual, Greenhand Quiz team• Patrick Kessler, fifth, Greenhand Quiz team.

• Grace Burg, sixth, Senior Quiz team.

Results of the two contests include:

• Greenhand Quiz team of Patrick Kessler, Koy Carpenter, Isabella Rodriguez, and Courtney Kitzmiller -- Leadership contest, second; District, first.

• Senior Quiz team of Kyla Barron, Grace Burg, Emily Stolowski, and Sabina Schwab -- District, first.

• Senior Quiz team of Kyla Barron, Grace Burg, Emily Stolowski, Sabina Schwab, Jacob Campbell, Hannah Stahl, Alyssa Cook, and Carson Coronado -- Leadership, fourth.

• Greenhand Chapter Conducting team of Emma Kotzur, Kelley John, Caroline McFadin, Kelli Cavazos, Abigail (Abby) Ferrer, Shelby McDonald, Faith Dugi, and Madelyn (Madi) Wallace -- Leadership, second; District, second. Ruben Rivera competed at Leadership only.

• Senior Chapter Conducting team of Hunter Skrzycki, Sophia McMurray, Kylie Hosek, Kyndall Robinson, Jade Gerst, Emily Ramzinski, and Delaney Oates -- Leadership, third; District, second. Miranda Mills competed at Leadership only.

• Radio team of Chesney Halsey, Katie Cavazos, Maddie Stewart, and Cheyenne Haddock -- District, second.

• Radio team of Chesney Halsey, Katie Cavazos, Kylie Hosek, and Maddie Stewart -- Leadership, 13th.

Karley Gregory competed in the Greenhand Creed contest, earning seventh place at the Leadership contest; and sixth at District.

Competing at the District competition and placing first were:

• Senior Skills team of Zach Landin, Zane Landin, Clayton Matney, and Ty Halsey.

• Greenhand Skills team of Riley Gonzales, Jacob Bronstad, Nolan Dirks, and Jacob Gonzales.