The Grinnell FFA Chapter recently participated in the 2022 Iowa Pork Congress Judging Contest. There were 552 individuals competing and 128 teams.
Grinnell finished the competition with first, second, fourth and ninth place finishes overall.
Here are the results:
Team 1 - First place - Nicolle Donnelly (who was also Top Individual), Nina Walton and Kolton Kline - Each member of the team will receive a $500 scholarship.
Team 2 - Second Place - Dominick Clayton, Ireland Sebetka, Lexi Spooner and Colton Sieck - Each member of the team will receive a $250 scholarship.
Team 5 - Fourth Place - Kyle McDonald, Ben Kelne and Kaiden Brobst - Each member of the team will receive a $125 scholarship.
Team 3 - Ninth Place - Sadi Flanagan, Nick Brennecke, Gabe Gilman and Blake Owens.
That's a grand total of $2,875 in scholarship money earned!
“These students worked incredibly hard to achieve this and we are proud of them all,” noted FFA Advisor Ashley Wolfe. “Shout out to Nicolle for not only making it her goal to be the top individual but achieving it, too.”
Members of the Grinnell FFA had a great day at Sub-Districts on Feb. 7 at the DMACC FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Grinnell participates in the South Central District.
Following are the results:
Chapter Program - Lexi Spooner, Ireland Sebetka and Sophia Louden - Gold advance to Districts,
Lexi Kephart - Public Speaking - Gold advance to Districts.
Derek Doty - Creed Speaking - Silver alternate to Districts.
Conduct of Meetings - Mackenzie McClelland, Tristan Graff, Taylor Smith, Colton Sieck, Abby Hatcher, Carter Hansen and Olivia Renze – Silver.
Chapter Quiz - Wyatt Eaton - 1st Gold, Andrew Peterson - 5th, Blaine Graff – 11th.