Officers of the Marion/Florence FFA chapter placed third overall at the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference Friday at Arkansas City.
Marion placed third in parliamentary procedure, second in FFA information, and seventh in ritual. These rankings combined to give the chapter a third place overall finish out of 26 teams in the South Central District.
Students competing in the parliamentary procedure contests were required to take a test and then perform a 10-minute demonstration of 10 parliamentary motions. The information contest consisted of 100 questions on the FFA organization, officers, history, official function, and current programs and awards. Students in the ritual contest were required to perform the opening ceremony used at FFA meetings and official functions.
Individually, Nick Meyer placed fourth and Clark Kroupa placed ninth in the information test. Other competitors were Jacob Cope, Montana Percell, Aaron Molleker, and Caitlyn Maloney.
Elizabeth Meyer placed first in the freshman division of the public speaking career development event with her speech about urban sprawl. Other freshmen who competed were William Adame, Nicholas Stuchlik, and Kayla Kroupa. Alicia Maloney placed seventh in the junior division.
Caitlyn Maloney placed first in the senior division with a prepared speech over aquaculture. Nick Meyer received second place with his speech on niche markets. Both qualified to compete at the state FFA convention in late May.
In the creed-speaking contest, Elizabeth Meyer placed first. She will represent the South Central District in state competition. William Adame also competed in creed speaking.