Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Cashmere FFA qualifies 16 students for state in speaking events

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CASHMERE - Sixteen Cashmere High School FFA members qualified for the state competition in various speaking events at the FFA State Leadership Convention next month in Pullman.

FFA speaking competitions include categories in Creed Speaking, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, and Prepared Public Speaking.

Speaking events help students develop and grow their confidence and public speaking skills.

Cashmere’s speaking season began in March. Four freshmen earned four of the six berths to Districts in Creed Speaking. Abigail Kim earned first place, Amelia Flick came in second, Kaelee Cox earned third place, and Madisyn Stoffel came in sixth. 

The District competition was held in Chelan one week later. 

The following students qualified for state competition at the Districts.

In Public Speaking, Sophie Hill placed 3rd. In Extemporaneous Speaking, Sophie Hill placed 1st.

In Creed Speaking, Amelia Flick came in 2nd, Abigail Kim 3rd, and Kaelee Cox 4th.

In Novice Parliamentary Procedure, Mackenzie Van Bogart, Autumn Todd, Logan Potter, Colton Stendera, Makenna Fritz, and Aliza Cloakey took first place.

Also, in Novice Parliamentary Procedure, Gloria Smith, Addy Talley, Kate Croci, Ada Missal,

Madisyn Stoffel and Zinaee Zaragoza won 4th place.

The State Leadership Convention and Competitions will be held at Washington State University in Pullman on May 9-11. WSU is one of Washington’s Land Grant Institutions and has not hosted the FFA convention since 2019.

Cashmere’s Meats teams are on track with great performances in Moses Lake on March 23. Five members finished in the top 10 individually. Sophie Hill was 1st, Aztlan Oropeza finished 3rd, Annabelle Flick earned 5th place, Aubrey Potter was 7th, and Jacob Holladay was 8th.

Upcoming FFA Plant Sale

Cashmere’s Plant Sale will open online on Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m. The sale link will be on the Cashmere High School and District Websites. 

Those who want to shop in person may do so on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FFA Director Rusty Finch said he retains 25% of the plants for the in-person sale. 

Most of the plants at the annual sale are bedding plants, including petunia baskets and geraniums.

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