2017 FFA State Report:Our FFA chapter definitely represented Liberty well at the recent State-level competition hosted by WSU. We had many teams qualify to compete at the state level, which is always exciting to see.
Our Parliamentary Procedures team, consisting of Christine Denny, Jon Denny, Matt DeGon, Kyle DeGon, Abby Karlis, and Annie Karlis, earned 3rd in their semifinal flight. The novice parli team followed suit, and received the same placement with team members Maisie Burnham, Aleena Cook, Kendyl Fletcher, Kellan Watson, Josh Haas, and Sam Nelson.
Our freshmen also competed in the Greenhand competition, designed solely for first-year members. Liberty had two teams in this: one with Maisie Burnham, Aleena Cook, Kendyl Fletcher, and Josh Haas, and the other with Kellan Watson, Sam Nelson, Charlie Harrington, and Austin Flaig. Both teams had a lot of fun competing against each other and really benefited from getting exposure to competition at the state level.
The Ag Issues team had us all on the edge of our seats with an excellent performance of their presentation of falling numbers; earning them a spot on stage, and in turn, second in state. Team members were Jon Denny, Alec Fletcher, Haley Marsh, Ashlyn Bartles, Justin King, and Matthew Burley.
Meats evaluation is a very rigorous competition, and Liberty made its second state appearance in this CDE, this time receiving 13th out of 22 teams. Team members were Tyler Haas, Tyson Schenk, Matt DeGon, Kyle DeGon, and Patrick Paredes.
For the first time in Liberty history, we competed in the Milk Quality event. The team members had to taste-test a plethora of different dairy food products and determine their quality. Paving the way in this competition was Michaela Tee, Lindsay Stern, Cheyanne Gleave, Brandon Holling, Beau St. John, and Alec Fletcher.
Liberty was represented very well by its delegates, and this year we have Madelynne Flaig and Austin Rambo to thank for that. These two members were present at many meetings and took part in the makings of many important FFA decisions, all the while portraying our chapter in the best way possible.
The DeGon household gained two stars in agriculture. Matt was named Star in Ag Placement for District 5 due to all of the hard work he has spent on the farm with his dad, and Kyle was named Star not just at the district level, but the state level. Kyle is now the Washington State Star in Ag Business for his bailing business, which is an absolutely incredible achievement. This is a major accomplishment, and both of these boys were very deserving of such recognition.
Congratulations to all of our teams on, once again, a fantastic performance at state!
2015 Ag. Issues Team -- 2nd Place at State FFA Convention2015 Parli Pro Team -- 4th Place at State FFA Convention2015 Chapter Video -- 1st Place at State FFA Convention2016-2017 Officers
Advisor: Mr. Braun