Mission Valley awarded 3‐star gold!!
The National FFA Organization recently selected from a pool of more than 600 candidates nationwide the Mission Valley FFA chapter as a 3‐star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. The chapter members attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, October 24th‐27th, where they were recognized for this honor.
The award program is sponsored by Toyota and Land O’ Lakes foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The National FFA Chapter Award program recognizes FFA chapters for developing opportunities for members to excel in one of thee area: student, chapter, or community development. Every year, chapter are recognized as having earned a one, two, or three star rating on their application at nationals.
Chapters have to be in the top 10% of their state to compete at the national level. A 3‐star rating means the chapter is in the top 1% of the
Chapter Leadership teams qualify for state!!
On Monday November 19, 2018 the Mission Valley FFA Chapter hosted and participated in the Leadership School held at Mission Valley High School. The chapter parliamentary procedure team placed first the participants were Will Blythe, Emma Gustin, Grace Deters, Trenton Parks, Allie Linhart, Paige Sims and Alt. Ben Rudeen. These members will be competing at the State FFA convention at the end of May. The chapter ritual team also placed 1st as well, members were—President—Ben Rudeen, VP—Paige Sims, Secretary—Tyler Coursen, Reporter—Grace Deters, Sentinel—Cailin Grame, Student Advisor Sydney Gleason. The 1st place finish qualifies them for the state competition in May. Emma, Paige and Tyler were named ECD Master Rituals for their positions. The member who presents their speaking part of the ritual the best is selected for ECD master ritual. The information team also received 5th. Overall the chapter team placed 1st at Leadership School out of twenty chapters.
The Greenhand team placed 2nd in Leadership School. The team consisting of Ashton Lowe, Jon Grame, Ashlyn Fast, Chris Cain, Karlyn Gustin, Sarah Wayman and Joel Deters placed 2nd in the parliamentary procedure division, qualifying them for the state Novice Parlaw competition in May. Joel Deters was named Master Ritual Greenhand Sentinel. Ashlyn Fast placed 7th on the information test.
Mission Valley hosted the event at the high school and was responsible for finding judges, tabulating scores, hosting the hospitality room and coordinating all of the students We would also like to extend a big thank you to the USD #330 for allowing us to host this annual event for the East Central District FFA.
Congratulations to all of the FFA members!!
The FFA had a great year for their fruit, meat, cookie, coffee and spices sale this year. The FFA members sold 1600 items this year.
This year’s top seller’s are; 1st Raven Sage—241 items, 2nd—Caylie VanMeter 111 items, 3rd—Grace Deters 65 items, 4th—Carter
Phillips 52 items.
The FFA would like to thank everyone who ordered some of our products this year. Our goal is 100% satisfaction, so if you are not
happy with your order, please let us know and we will try to correct it. We also ordered extra fruit, meat, cookies and spices, so if
you forgot someone on your list, or just need a little extra, we should have plenty.
FFA Fruit, Meat, Cookies and Pies will be delivered on Wednesday December 5th. FFA members need to make arrangements to
pick‐up the fruit that evening or by Wednesday at the latest. The quicker the product is delivered, the better quality it will be.
National Convention Highlights
Code of Conduct Leadership Development Event--13th in the Nation! (Silver Medal)
Marketing Career Development Event(Bronze Medal)
National Finalist (Top 4 in the Nation)
-Tanner Walker, Wildlife Production and Management
American Degree Recipient
Agriscience Fair--National Finalist—Gold Division
-6th Place, Division 4, Food Systems, Maddie Widau and Brooke Wines
Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event--Silver Emblem
-Brent Coats--Gold Emblem
Upcoming FFA Events
December 5th—FFA Fruit and Meat Delivered
January 10th—ECD Public Speaking and Creed LDE