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Mestagh Places Second, McLouth FFA Tenth in Horse Evaluation CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Horse Evaluation 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. McKenzie Nygren with Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College served as superintendent of the national event.

Mable Mestagh of the McLouth FFA Chapter placed second individually in this year’s event. The team placed tenth.  Team members included Mestagh, Emma Jolley and Natalie Richardson who all earned gold emblem rankings and Alyssa Nemeth who earned a silver 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 event are sponsored by Ram Trucks, Tractor Supply Company and Wahl Clipper Corporation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

The National FFA Horse Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests students\' ability to select and evaluate horses. Event components include eight selection classes consisting of four halter classes and four performance classes. Students also give four sets of oral reasons with two sets coming from each evaluation class. Teams also work together to complete practical activities and a team presentation. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

The event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

Top Placing Teams

10th Place-- Kansas-- Emma Jolley, Mable Mestagh, Alyssa Nemeth, and Natalie Richardson, all of McLouth FFA

Top Placing Individuals
2nd Place-- Mable Mestagh of McLouth FFA, KS 

Gold Emblem Teams
McLouth FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Emma Jolley of McLouth FFA, KS
Mable Mestagh of McLouth FFA, KS
Natalie Richardson of McLouth FFA, KS

Silver Emblem Individuals
Alyssa Nemeth of McLouth FFA, KS

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