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Lousiburg Places Third, Roy Sixth in National Nursery/Landscape CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Nursery/Landscape 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. Mrs. Roberta Crabtree with Purdue University served as superintendent of this year\'s event.

The Lousiburg FFA Chapter placed third as a team. Megan Roy placed sixth individually and Sara Guetterman placed ninth. Other team members included Gracie Key and Morgan Strumillo who also earned gold embelm rankings.

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 Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation, Kubota Tractor Corporation and STIHL Inc. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

The National FFA Nursery/Landscape CDE is a competitive event in which FFA members test their knowledge and skills in nursery practices and landscaping. Participants must complete a general knowledge exam testing horticultural principles including plant anatomy, production, marketing, turf, landscape design and maintenance. Each participant must also complete practicums involving a landscape estimating, plant propagation or potting, identification of plants, disorders and equipment. Each team competed on local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

This 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
3rd Place—Kansas-- Sara Guetterman, Gracie Key, Megan Roy, and Morgan Strumillo, all of Louisburg FFA 

Top Placing Individuals
6th Place-- Megan Roy of Louisburg FFA, KS
9th Place-- Sara Guetterman of Louisburg FFA, KS 

Gold Emblem Teams
Louisburg FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Sara Guetterman of Louisburg FFA, KS
Gracie Key of Louisburg FFA, KS
Megan Roy of Louisburg FFA, KS
Morgan Strumillo of Louisburg FFA, KS

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