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Kroeger makes national FFA semi-finals

Fifteen members of the Lennox Sundstrom FFA Chapter travelled to Louisville, KY to compete in national career development events at the National FFA Convention. The team left on Monday, October 26, competed throughout the week and returned home on Saturday, October 31. The chapter had members compete in four different CDE areas. The chapter was led by Molly Kroeger, who made the national semi-finals in the Prepared Public Speaking CDE.

The prepared public speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought-out and logical manner in a competitive setting. Members prepare and deliver an eight to ten minute speech from memory and respond to five minutes of questions. The event is just one way FFA members can develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner.

The FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE team of Mahli Strasser, John Steever, Brady Klock, Brady Jandl, Grant Sweeter and Jacob Landon received a bronze award plaque. This CDE tests students’ ability to effectively communicate ideas during a meeting. Components included a general knowledge exam of parliamentary law, a ten-minute demonstration of parliamentary procedure, oral questions, written minutes of the demonstration as well as a team problem solving activity.

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