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Mead FFA Members Attend Nebraska State FFA Convention

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The Mead FFA chapter recently visited Lincoln for the 91th State FFA Convention.  Some highlights of State Convention were state contests, tours, keynote speakers, general sessions and the State Degree Ceremony. 


The Nebraska State FFA Degree is the highest honor the Nebraska FFA Association can bestow upon its members.  Receiving the Nebraska State FFA Degree from the Mead FFA Chapter was Caleb Dickes.


As a chapter, Mead received Silver rating in the National Chapter Award program. Furthermore, our chapter also received a Gold in the Hall of Chapters competition, with our shelving display. Riley Langemeier and Emily Hanson helped construct our presentation which included a video, shelves and awards explaining what Mead FFA is.


Mead FFA Members Abby Miller and Emily Hanson placed Second in their proficiency award areas.  Additionally, Delaney Patocka received Gold State Champion with her proficiency award. Floriculture team placed fifth including Lilyann Brestel, Grace Popken, Emily Hanson, and Lauren Holloway. Abby Miller finished with a Gold, Kelly Richards with a Silver and Kimberly Kochner received a Silver in their Leadership Development Events speaking contest. We also had members, Becca Halbmaier, Lily Brestel, Grace Popken, Jack Munter, Maylie Brestel, and Eli Olmstead participated in the FFA choir joining with multiple FFA chapters across the state.


Also attending was the Junior High Quiz Bowl Team of Tye Dickes, Luke Carritt, Lillian Flynn, and Janie Munter.


Many other Mead FFA Members participated in the State Career Development Events.  Below is a list of all members who participated and how they performed:



Floriculture – 5th Place Purple

Emily Hanson- Purple

Grace Popken – Blue

Lauren Holloway- Blue

Lilyann Brestel- Red


Agriscience - Blue

Demmy Patocka-  red

Laura Kuhr- Red

Meghan Richards- Red

Emily Quinn- Red


Vet Science

Abby Miller - Blue

Delaney Patocka

Jaden Felty

Kaitlyn Hanson



Calvin Muhlbach- Red

Blaine Nicola- Red

Alex Hannan


Ag Sales

Riley Mayfield- Blue

Abby Miller- Blue

Maylie Brestel

Cali Carritt

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