Centre ag sales team wins
Centre FFA members participated in several south central district career development events Friday in Arkansas City.
The A-team in agricultural sales took first place. Individually, Carrie Carlson was first overall, Anna Weber, third, and Nellie Kassebaum, fifth. Bryanna Svoboda was the fourth member of the team.
The team presentation was a variety of Purina livestock feeds being sold to a local family-owned farm supply store. Individually, each member promoted a product of their choice related to agriculture. They also took a multiple choice test.
The B team placed second in their division. Members were Kaleb Collett, Bryce Naerebout, Adam Makovec, and James Mercer. Individually, Mercer placed eighth overall.
The agricultural communications team of Kevin Lewis, Bryanna Svoboda, and Ty Simons placed fourth overall. They took a written test, had a quiz on editing, and held a press conference. Lewis placed second for a news article he wrote. Svoboda completed a social media plan, and Simons completed a magazine layout.
Karl Riffel and Kevin Lewis participated in the job interview event. They had to present a cover letter and resume and provide three reference letters, after which they filled out a job application, were interviewed, and wrote a follow-up letter. Riffel placed eighth.