By ROBERT S. MERRILL
West Side’s FFA chapter returned from a state competition in Moscow with a third place overall in ag mechanics and several high placings by individuals in various events.
Several FFA members and advisor Jim Summers attended a weeklong career development event at the University of Idaho campus recently. West Side students competed against other high schools in livestock, dairy cattle, food science, ag mechanics, dairy foods and ag communication events.
Summers said the Dayton school placed third in the state in the ag mechanics competition and faced off against teams from 30 other schools.
“Kolter Howell was high individual in arc welding. Peter Atkin was fourth high individual in tool identification and also placed fourth in small engines,” said Summers. “David Cheney placed fourth high in electrical wiring, as did Taylor Beckstead in copper soldering.”
Summers said in a new vet-science contest, West Side’s team place tenth overall. Team members include McKenzie Aston, Mckenzie Griffiths, Kaylee Love and Samantha Goodsell, he said.
“In the agronomy contest, our new freshmen team placed tenth overall. They include Saige Fredrickson, Kyle Nielsen, Emalee Hodges and Gailsee Geddes. The dairy team placed eleventh overall, with Kyle Nielsen placing sixth-high individual. Other team members are McKenzie Aston, Holden Aston and Cynthia Zilles.”
Summers said the livestock team, comprised of McKenzie Griffiths, Tate Buttars, Judd Ward and Kaylee Love placed fifteenth in competition with 45 teams.
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