On Wednesday, October 6, twelve Escalon FFA students competed at the Delta Valley Section Opening and Closing Contest. The two teams were filled with sophomores, juniors and seniors. This was our first FFA event of the year, so we were very excited to have the opportunity to mingle with our fellow members within the section. In this competition the two teams compete against other schools within our section to see who can replicate the FFA’s Opening Closing Ceremony successfully. It is a great way for our students to practice their speaking skills for their future speaking competitions.
Our Opening Team which consisted of Rylie Lattig as president, Bailey Dugo as vice president, Nate Krieger as secretary, Hannah Luna as reporter, Natalie Coelho as treasurer and Jamileth Delgado, as sentinel, placed in the Gold category. Natalie Coelho placed third overall for the treasurer position. Our Closing Team which consisted of officers Jacob Dugo, our chapter president, Madison Hagglund our vice president, Molly Terpstra our secretary, Gracie Bracco our reporter, and Gianna Bava our treasurer, placed in the Gold category as well. Molly Terpstra placed third overall for the office of secretary.
We are so proud of our students for putting in the hard work, and competing! We cannot wait to see the students compete in more speaking competitions as the year progresses.