The Batesville Herald-Tribune
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Competitions varied from several categories of demonstrations, multiple public speaking events, quiz bowl and reciting the FFA creed. Members were evaluated by several judges while they competed in their events.
First-place winners will advance onto the state competition which is held at Purdue University during the Indiana FFA State convention. They include Alex Eckstein, Sara Pope, Joni Schwartz, and Hope Slagle in quiz bowl; Marissa Johnson, talent; Steven Hall and Ryan Callahan, horticulture science/ landscape management demonstration; Edward Oehlman, agriculture sales presentation; and Keith Batta and Tyler Gutapfel, agriculture and farm business management demonstration.
The chapter also had several members that placed second or third in their competitions. “Overall we had a great success at the contest and we would like to thank all the members that supported our chapter by competing,” Tremain notes.