Jourdanton FFA competes at area, qualifies for state



The Jourdanton FFA competed in the Area X LDE on Nov. 22 in Robstown and will head to state in December. Front row, from left: Kianna Cruz, Heidi Mendoza, Marti Ducoté, McKenzie Lutz, Alexis Sandoval, Shaylyn Trench and Kynlea Yow. Middle row: Laney Paxson, Aiden Guzman, McKenzie Bauerle, Kaylee Jenkins, Molly Fluitt and Madison Garvin. Back row: Hayden Jenschke, Logan Chansley, Hailey Sralik, Kadosa Varga, Sydney Blair, Ally Foster, Gabbie Weber, Laurie Kubish, Savannah Segura, Sawyer Huggins, Houston Schimelpfening, Kooper Schorsch and Garrison Vyvlecka. JOURDANTON FFA | COURTESY PHOTO

The Jourdanton FFA competed in the Area X LDE on Nov. 22 in Robstown and will head to state in December. Front row, from left: Kianna Cruz, Heidi Mendoza, Marti Ducoté, McKenzie Lutz, Alexis Sandoval, Shaylyn Trench and Kynlea Yow. Middle row: Laney Paxson, Aiden Guzman, McKenzie Bauerle, Kaylee Jenkins, Molly Fluitt and Madison Garvin. Back row: Hayden Jenschke, Logan Chansley, Hailey Sralik, Kadosa Varga, Sydney Blair, Ally Foster, Gabbie Weber, Laurie Kubish, Savannah Segura, Sawyer Huggins, Houston Schimelpfening, Kooper Schorsch and Garrison Vyvlecka. JOURDANTON FFA | COURTESY PHOTO

On Monday, Nov. 22, Jourdanton FFA students traveled to Robstown to compete in their Area X Leadership Development Events, or LDEs.

These events are designed to encourage students to grow as leaders and develop skills that could help them pursue a career in agriculture.

The week before, teams competed at the Wintergarden District LDEs to determine who advanced to Area.

The seven teams that advanced were Senior Ag Quiz, Greenhand Ag Quiz, Senior Ag Skills, Senior Chapter Conducting, Greenhand Chapter Conducting, Senior Ag Issues and Senior Ag Advocacy.

All of the participants have been studying, memorizing scripts and working out questions for over two months, and their hard work has paid off.

Both the Greenhand Quiz team comprised of Laney Paxson, Heidi Mendoza, Hayden Jenschke, Logan Chansley, Kianna Cruz and Hailey Sralik, and the Senior Quiz team of Sydney Blair, Ally Foster, Madison Garvin, Kaylee Jenkins, Laurie Kubish and McKenzie Lutz, have advanced to the State competition as well as the Greenhand Chapter Conducting team of Kadosa Varga, Laney Paxson, Heidi Mendoza, Hayden Jenschke, Logan Chansley, Kianna Cruz, and Hailey Sralik.

They will compete at State in Huntsville in early December. The organization is very proud of the students and their accomplishments in their FFA careers and wish Jourdanton FFA good luck at their State competition. Wintergarden LDE Results

The results for the Nov. 15 Wintergarden District LDEs were as follows:

Ag Advocacy – 1st Place (Area Qualifier): Madi Vick, Aiden Guzman, Sawyer Huggins and McKenzie Bauerle

Ag Issues – 1st Place (Area Qualifier): Lexi Sandoval, Gabbie Weber, Savannah Segura and Shaylyn Trench

Greenhand Chapter Conducting – 1st Place (Area Qualifier): Laney Paxson, Heidi Mendoza, Logan Chansley, Hailey Sralik, Hayden Jenschke, Koda Varga and Kianna Cruz

Senior Chapter Conducting – 1st Place (Area Qualifier): Madi Vick, Aiden Guzman, Sawyer Huggins, McKenzie Bauerle, Marti Ducoté, Madison Garvin, Sydney Blair, Ally Foster, Savannah Segura and Molly Fluitt

Senior Skills – 1st Place (Area Qualifier): Garrison Vyvlecka, Kynlea Yow, Kooper Schorsch and Houston Schimelpfening

Greenhand Quiz – 2nd Place (Area Qualifier): Laney Paxson, Heidi Mendoza, Logan Chansley, Hailey Sralik, Hayden Jenschke and Kianna Cruz

Senior Quiz – 2nd Place (Area Qualifier): Madison Garvin, Sydney Blair, Ally Foster, Kaylee Jenkins, Laurie Kubish and McKenzie Lutz

Senior Broadcasting – 3rd Place: Donald Parks, Kaylee Jenkins, Laurie Kubish and McKenzie Lutz

Greenhand Skills – 3rd Place: Colton Eisenhauer, Bryce Harris, Dustyn Wray and Gus Estrada

Greenhand Creed – 6th Place: Koda Varga

Senior Creed – 8th Place: Marti Ducoté

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