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North Central District Leadership School and Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event
North Central District Leadership School and Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event
John Kern
Monday, December 10, 2018

           The Washington County FFA Chapter competed in the NC District Parliamentary Procedure/Leadership School competition on November 5th in Salina.  The Washington County FFA Chapter finished as the first place Chapter in the Overall North Central District Leadership School in both the Greenhand and Senior Divisions, earning the opportunity to move onto the state championships in May. The Greenhand Team, consisting of Alex Goodwin, Emily Jones, Coy Stamm, Tristin Wiggins, Natalie Harlan, Riley Dusin, Michaela Jueneman, Nathaniel Tice, Mandy Simmons, and Evyn Finlayson finished as the first place team in the overall Greenhand Division and swept top honors for both Opening/Closing Ceremonies as well as Parliamentary Procedure. Individual honors also went to Tristin Wiggins as she was named as the overall Top Secretary in the Greenhand Division.  The team has now qualified to represent the North Central District at the State FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure Competition in May.

           The Leadership School consists of performing the Opening and Closing FFA Ceremonies used for meetings and conferences as well as conducting a 10-minute Parliamentary Procedure Demonstration in front of a panel of judges. Students must know the proper procedures that it takes to correctly demonstrate the motions and use methods for persuasive debating.  Also, each team must have a chairperson trained to properly presiding over the meeting using Robert’s Rules of Order techniques.  The event is designed to enhance public speaking and communication skills as students are evaluated on their presentation style as well as their ability to logically debate topics chosen at random. 

           The Senior Division Team, consisting of Shai Zenger, Lauren Simmons, Tyler Simmons, Kobe Hoover, Jack Gilliam, and Grace Otott finished as the First Place Team Overall in the NC District Parliamentary Procedure CDE for the first time in the history of our FFA Chapter and will compete at the State Competition in during the State FFA Convention.  The team also finished just four points out of first place in the Opening/Closing Ceremonies Portion of the Event, landing a 4th place finish.  Tray Zabokrtsky, Camryn Boykin and Alyssa Kern were members of this portion of the event. 

           The Greenhand Team, consisting of Alex Goodwin, Emily Jones, Coy Stamm, Tristin Wiggins, Natalie Harlan, Riley Dusin, Michaela Jueneman, Nathaniel Tice, Mandy Simmons, and Evyn Finlayson finished as the first place team in the overall Greenhand Division and swept top honors for both Opening/Closing Ceremonies as well as Parliamentary Procedure. Individual honors also went to Tristin Wiggins as she was named as the overall Top Secretary in the Greenhand Division.  The team has now qualified to represent the North Central District at the State FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure Competition in May.