Sioux Central FFA at State Convention Recap

Sioux Central FFA members took part in the FFA State Convention in Ames last week.

The chapter sent a handful of members to compete and receive their Iowa degrees. During convention, members participated in workshops and agricultural tours, learning new leadership skills and the opportunities offered at Iowa State University.

Sioux Central FFA members who were sent included:

Aiden Knudson, Joshua Hoffman, Maxwell Bjork & Saul Christensen (Ag Sales Team) Silver

Leah Bean, Andrew Nelson, Zane Sangwin & Bryson Smith (Poultry Judging) Gold

Rayce Meyer, Greg Anderson & Annaliese Bloom(Chapter Program) Gold 4th

Karina Bloom, Sage Webber, Violet Sangwin & Ella Stoner (Ag Impact) Bronze

Laina Sangwin, Annaliese Bloom & Madalyn Forbes (Ag Marketing) Bronze

EJ Madsen,Gregory Anderson & Rayce Meyer (Farm Business Management) Gold

Emma Ahrendsen (Discussion Meet) Gold 1st

Caden Rydstrom & Lindsay Peck (Greenhand Quiz) Gold

Laina Sangwin (Ag Sales Proficiency) Gold 1st

Rayce Meyer, Gregory Anderson, EJ Madsen & Bryson Smith (Iowa Degree Recipients)

The Sioux Central chapter also received the Supreme National Chapter Award for their outstanding achievement in accomplishing all activities according to National FFA quality standards.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

(Story by Evelyn Geisinger, 2023 Sioux Central FFA Reporter)

(Pictured above…Front Row (left to right): Karina Bloom, Violet Sangwin, Sage Webber, Lindsay Peck, Ella Stoner, Leah Bean, Andrew Nelson & Bryson Smith

Middle Row: Annaliese Bloom, Madalyn Forbes, Advisor (Melanie Bloom), Laina Sangwin, Greg Anderson, EJ Madsen & Rayce Meyer

Back Row: Caden Rydstrom, Joshua Hoffman, Aiden Knudtson, Maxwell Bjork & Saul Christensen)



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