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La Vernia FFA team places second at nationals

La Vernia FFA team places second at nationals
La Vernia FFA Poultry Team members (from left) Travis Dupnick, Katy Sells, Trevor Kosub, and Brooke Young are all smiles after their second-place finish in national competition in Indiana.

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The La Vernia FFA Poultry Team competed at the national contest for the seventh time in La Vernia FFA’s history. Travis Dupnick, Trevor Kosub, Katy Sells, and Brooke Young represented the La Vernia community at the National FFA Convention and contest for the 15th time in the past 26 years.

Travis, Trevor, Katy, and Brooke left for Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 23 to compete at the national contest. The team competed on Oct. 25 with results given Oct. 26 during the awards banquet. The team fell short of their goal, placing second to Missouri.

All members placed in the top 10 individuals with Trevor, sixth place; Brooke, seventh; Katy, eighth; and Travis, 10th place. Katy was the top individual in the grading/reason portion of the contest. All four team members received a $400 scholarship for their placing in the contest.

All four team members had to make time from their college studies to prepare for the national contest. Trevor is attending UTSA majoring in electrical engineering. Travis is attending St. Philip’s College majoring in advance welding and hoping to start his own business. Katy attends Texas Lutheran University, to become a sixth-grade mathematics teacher; and Brooke is attending Texas A&M University in College Station majoring in poultry science.

For information about the La Vernia FFA program, contact the agricultural science teachers at 830-779-6630, ext. 3235.

Past winners

Over the past 26 years, the La Vernia FFA Chapter has been very competitive in the FFA Career Development Events sponsored by the organization.

The team of Julie King, Kris Jandt, and Margie Zigmond placed second in the 1992 National Poultry Contest.

Since 1992, La Vernia has had nine national champion teams with three in dairy foods, two in meat evaluation, and four in poultry judging. The chapter also had five, second-place national runner-up teams to make up the difference.

The meat judging team of Eric Doege, Garrett Lyssy, Michael Grams, Lee Geffert, and Charlie Dylla placed first overall in 1998, and the members were the top four high individuals.

The poultry team of Andrew Brietzke, Joshua Garcia, Charlotte Salinas, and Kyle Sells swept the competition and won the national title and all divisions of the contest in 2006.

Two meat-judging teams made up of all freshmen advanced to the national contest. In 2000, team members Natalie Wiatrek, Thomas Matheaus, Clayton Leonard, and Ryan Doege placed third.

In 2004, the all-freshman team of Joshua Garcia, Joslyn Kotzur, Travis Rutledge, and Kyle Sells placed second.

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