by Kennedy DeBoer
On January 15th, the Fairbury FFA had 16 members attend and compete at the District 5 Leadership Development Event (LDE) in York at the Holthus Center. The members included Kennedy DeBoer, Devin Wanamaker, Dalton Petersen, John Kerwood, Sara Huss, Jillian Caroon, Harlie Blas, Trayce Blas, Emily Huss, Toby Julin-McCleary, Madison Ohlde, Malayne DeBoer, Jason Marshman, Alexis Mau, and Ava Kroll.
In Senior Public Speaking, Junior Harlie Blas received a blue ribbon. Senior Sara Huss was a district champion in Employment Skills! She received a purple ribbon and qualified for the FFA State Convention in April!! Senior Jillian Caroon also received a purple ribbon in the Employment Skills Contest. The Conduct of Chapter Meetings team consisting of Toby Julin-McCleary, Madison Ohlde, Malayne DeBoer, Jason Marshman, Alexis Mau, and Ava Kroll (who are all 8th graders) received a red ribbon. Seniors Kennedy DeBoer, Devin Wanamaker, Dalton Petersen, and John Kerwood competed in Ag demonstration and received a purple ribbon. Freshmen Emily Huss and Trayce Blas both competed in Creed Speaking. Emily received a blue and Trayce received a purple. There was a lot of young talent that competed for the Fairbury FFA Chapter this year and the future is looking very bright for all of these FFA members. It was a GREAT day to be a Jeff!