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Holton FFA Chapter Receives Silver Emblem Ranking in Environmental and Natural Resources CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Ms. Beth Harper of Florida served as the superintendent of the event.

The Holton FFA Chapter received a silver emblem ranking. Members of the team include Alexandra Clark, Ian McAsey, and Alexandra Myers who received a silver emblem ranking individually and Tel Wittmer who received a bronze emblem ranking.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the environmental and natural resources event are sponsored by CHS and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

The National FFA Environmental and Natural Resources CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. This event focuses on testing students\' problem solving and decision making skills in environmental and natural resources. These areas concentrate on soil profiles, water and air quality, waste management, environmental analysis, and use of global positioning units. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their home state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

The event, held at Publisher\'s Press in Lebanon Junction and Kentucky Exposition Center, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which FFA members practice the lessons learned in agricultural education classes.

Silver Emblem Teams
Holton FFA, KS

Silver Emblem Individuals
Alexandra Clark of Holton FFA, KS
Ian McAsey of Holton FFA, KS
Alexandra Myers of Holton FFA, KS

Bronze Emblem Individuals
Tel Wittmer of Holton FFA, KS

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