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  • Sleepy Eye FFA successful at Regional CDE Contests

  • Three Sleepy Eye FFA Career Development Event (CDE) teams competed at Regional Competitions the week of Dec. 16.
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  • Three Sleepy Eye FFA Career Development Event (CDE) teams competed at Regional Competitions the week of Dec. 16. Two teams competed in Marshall on Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Best Informed Greenhand team and the Small Animals team. The Region Fish and Wildlife Contest was held in Mankato on Friday, Dec. 20.
    Earning first place in Region 6 was the Best Informed Greenhand team. This team consisted of Courtney Engholm, Cassidy Hacker, and Tyrah Stoll. The Best Informed Greenhand CDE is a competition that tests the team's knowledge on FFA facts, parliamentary procedure, history, as well as important people in FFA. The team takes a written test to show their knowledge on those categories.
    Engholm led the way for the team, placing first individually. Close behind was Hacker, who placed second. Stoll was also in the top five, placing fifth.
    The Small Animals team placed sixth out of fifteen teams. This team was composed of Ashley Johnson, Natalie Konopka, CristalRose Longoria and Molly Helget. Team members are tested on their knowledge of common pets, pet health problems, pet care problems, animal anatomy and a identification of different species of dogs, cats, birds, fish, parasites and rabbits in the Small Animals CDE competition. Johnson led the way for the team by placing second individually overall. Placing eighth overall was Konopka.
    The Fish & Wildlife Contest consists of a knowledge test and identification. The items included on the test were: wildlife mammals, birds, fish, and insects. The team members included: Caleb Berg, Alex Brugemann, Cori Deming, Colton Gemmill, Brandon Polesky and Lane Trebesch. The team placed 6th in the contest out of 13 teams, advancing to State Competition. Deming was the top scorer on the team.
    All three teams earned a trip to the State Competition which will take place in April at the Minnesota State FFA Convention. Congratulations to all the team members!
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