East Central FFA member to head Alamo District
East Central FFA members (l-r) Johnna Pieniazek, Cayla Golson, and Kylie Patterson take a break after area competition. Cayla holds the first-place plaque for Junior Prepared Public Speaking.
Kylie Patterson will lead the Alamo District during the 2014-15 school year as the district president. At the May 6 Alamo District Banquet, 20 FFA East Central members came to support their members in the elections. In addition, Johnna Pieniazek was elected as the Alamo District sentinel. East Central will be the only school this year that will have two officers.
East Central FFA was also well-represented in the Junior Prepared and Extemporaneous Speaking events. Freshman Cayla Golson placed second in the Junior Prepared Public Speaking Contest. In the Extemporaneous Speaking event, Kylie and Johnna placed first and second, respectively. All three members advanced to area competition.
In the Star Degree awards, several members interviewed for top spots. Johnna earned the top spot in Star Chapter in Production, and Kylie was Star Chapter Farmer.
AgriScience Proficiency awards also were earned:
•Jordan Hevner -- diversified livestock, beef cattle, and poultry production.
•Amy Moran -- goat production
•Steven Fanick -- nursery production.
The following students also completed the district check, taking them one step closer to receiving their Lone Star Degree: Steven Fanick, Lindsay Hamer, Paige Kosub, Paige Plate, Dallas Polasek, Kearsten Pollok, Sabra Williams, and Cheyenne Zaiontz.
During the Area VII convention and contest held May 17 at James Madison High School, East Central FFA members succeeded in advancing to state competition.
•Cayla Golson, first place, Junior Prepared Public Speaking
•Johnna Pieniazek, Area VII Star Chapter Degree in Production
•Kylie Patterson, Star Chapter in AgriScience Research
•Steven Fanick, Star Lone Star in Placement.
Also competing was Kylie Patterson, who placed third in Extemporaneous Speaking.
More students advancing to state include:
•Jordan Hevner, who earned top honors as a Proficiency Award winner in Poultry Production and Beef Production.
•Steven Fanick, top Proficiency Award for Nursery Production.
The following students also completed the area check, taking them one step closer to receiving their Lone Star Degree: Steven Fanick, Lindsay Hamer, Paige Kosub, Paige Plate, Dallas Polasek, Kearsten Pollok, Sabra Williams, and Cheyenne Zaiontz,
For more information about East Central FFA or the East Central agricultural program, contact the agricultural department at 210-581-1185.