FFA teams complete busy judging season


CASSTOWN — The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter members wrapped up a spring season of Career Development Events. A special thank you goes to Jackie Winner and Jeff Carpenter and several parents for coordinating many of the students competing. Teams completed at several invitations.

On March 19 at the Mercer County Invitational in Celina the Equine Management Team consisted of Jessica Copeland, Liza Bair, and Jessica Gillum. The team placed seventh out of 32 teams. Jessica Copeland placed 15 out of 100 overall in the contest. The General Livestock Judging Team placed eighth out of 41 teams. Team members were Carly Gump, Isaac Beal, Libby Carpenter, Kylie Blair, Ethan Fine, and Thomas Wallace. The highest individual from Miami East was Carly Gump who placed fourth out of 230 individuals.

On March 16 at the Miami Trace Invitational in Washington Courthouse, the Equine Management team placed 16th with team members Jessica Copeland, Jessica Gillum, Abbey Koontz, and Monet Desaulels. Jessica Copeland was the highest placing individual from Miami East. The General Livestock Judging Team consisted of Jarrett Winner, Libby Carpenter, Carly Gump, Adam Bensman, Isaac Beal, Dustin Winner, Kylie Blair, Zach Kronenberger and Katelynn Wallace. The team placed 24. Jarrett Winner was the highest placing individual from Miami East.

On March 7 at the Marysville/Champaign County Invitational in Marysville Equine Management event, the team placed 13 out of 91 teams and consisted of Jessica Copeland, Abbey Koontz, and Liza Bair. Jessica Copeland was 48 out of 258 individuals. The General Livestock Judging Team placed 77 and the highest placing individual was Zach Kronenberger. The team consisted of Zach Kronenberger, Lauren Wright, Libby Carpenter, Adam Bensmen, Ethan Fine, Jarrett Winner, Katelynn Wallace, Dustin Winner, Kylie Blair, and Bailey Buck.

At the State Spring Career Development Event on April 2 at the Ohio Expo Center/State Fairgrounds in Columbus, the season finished. The Equine Management team placed 41st out of 123 teams with team members Jessica Copeland, Abbey Koontz and Jessica Gillum. Jessica Copeland was the highest placing individual, placing 37. The General Livestock team placed 128th with team members Carly Gump, Zach Kronenberger and Kylie Blair. Carly Gump was the highest placing individual from Miami East.

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