East Central FFA excels in area competition
Senior Chapter Conducting — (front, from left) Katelyn Gonzalez, Jordan Hevner, Erin Crow, (back) Kolton Dieckow, Sean Mulhollen, Danny Espinoza, and Diamond Mouton-Bell. Alexis Wagner also competed on this team.
The East Central FFA had an outstanding day at the Area 7 FFA contest held Nov. 12 in Blanco. East Central took 32 students to compete in nine contests and qualified two teams for the state contest to be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Sam Houston State University. See related article, page 1D.
In Junior Creed Speaking, Kylie Patterson placed first, while the Junior Chapter Conducting team of Johnna Pieniazek, Anjelita Castillo, Yusif Gurrola, Julie Kosub, Madison Lange, Hannah Plate, Randee Terrill, Chloe Villapondo, and Kylie Patterson placed second overall. The first- and second-place finishers will advance to state competition.
The Senior Chapter Conducting team of Erin Crow, Kolton Dieckow, Danny Espinoza, Katelyn Gonzalez, Jordan Hevner, Diamond Mouton-Bell, Sean Mulhollen, and Alexis Wagner placed third in area competition.
Alexis Wagner placed third in the Job Interview competition, while Jordan Hevner placed fifth in Senior Creed Speaking.
The Ag Issues Forum team of Ciarra Gawlik, Emileigh Geistweidt, Stephenie Geistweidt, Shelbi Knox, Paige Kosub, and Cheyenne Zaiontz placed sixth.
The Public Relations team of Megan Van Der Knapp, Lori Mendez, Loryn Noah, and Kearston Pollok placed seventh.
Also competing, but not placing in the top eight, was the Agriculture Advocacy team of Jessica Hawkins, Todd Bettice, Lexie Ricks, and Steven Fanick. Competing in the Radio Broadcasting Event were Lexie Ricks, Megan Van Der Knapp, and Sarah Ledwig.
Other East Central FFA members competing at the Alamo District contest were:
•Senior Skills -- Anissa Cervera, Morgan Harper, and Gerald Ramzinski, third.
•Junior Skills -- Kevin Anderson, Salvador Guajardo, and David Rennspies, third.
•Junior Skills -- Braydon Jobe, Spencer Foley, and David Rennspies, third.
•Senior Chapter Conducting -- Aaron Maron, Kristen Ayala, Kelsey Mihalski, Ciarra Gawlik, Shelbi Knox, Colin Padalecki, and Dallas Polasek, third.
•Radio Broadcasting Event -- Paige Kosub, Ty Baird, and Cheyenne Zaointz, fourth.
•Senior Quiz -- Emileigh Geistweidt, Kaylee Reed, Stephenie Geistweidt, and Paige Plate, fourth.
•Senior Quiz -- Amy Moran, Matt Alexander, Danny Espinoza, and Ashleigh Coy, fifth.
•Junior Quiz -- Travis Hamilton, Alyssa Denson, Montana Heald, Anjelita Castillo, Hannah Plate, Julie Kosub, and Chloe Villapondo. The two teams placed fifth and sixth.
•Creed Speaking -- Johnna Pieniazek, fourth.
•Job Interview -- Brittany Coble, fifth.
For more information, call one of the East Central FFA agriscience teachers at 210-581-1185.