Winnemucca’s FFA team competed at state last month at the University of Reno and managed to place in more than eight events.
Heather Hall, sophomore, placed third in High Individual for Horse Judging and second, based on the tie breaker, for her chapter in Horse Judging.
“I honestly had no idea that I would get third place out of all of them. I was shocked,” said Hall.
The placing was judged on the tests and activities the chapters had to take at State. Hall was one of many students to get awards in both a team competition and individual. The fact that many competitions had up to 35 teams including B and C Teams made the performance more impressive.
The following attended State FFA: Jacy Urain, Diamond Castillo, Kerstin Christiansen, Ale Cruz, Maddi Hammargren, Hattie Michael, Makayla Leveille, Alison Aitken, Heather Hall, Dacotah Anelli, Taylie Hoyt, Breanna Ramirez, Rylee Schomer, Weston Noyes, Cody Noyes, Matt Garrison, Heath Hall, Cody Lewis, Daimon Urrutia, Hunter Christiansen, Eric Venzor, Will Rand, Manuel Gomez, and Cade Bell.
Lowry FFA finished as follows:
Livestock Evaluation- 3rd High Team (Kerstin Christiansen, Weston Noyes, Matt Garrison, Alison Aitken); Weston Noyes-5th High Individual; Kerstin Christiansen-14th
High Individual Horse Judging- Tied for 1st , awarded 2nd based on tie breaker. (Makayla Leveille, Alison Aitken, Heather Hall, Cade Bell); Heather Hall- 3rd High Individual; Makayla Leveille- 6th High Individual; Alison Aitken- 10th High Individual
Ag Mechanics- 8th out of 30 Teams
Ag Sales- 3rd High Team (Kerstin Christiansen, Weston Noyes, Matt Garrison, Taylie Hoyt); Kerstin Christiansen- 9th High; Weston Noyes- 13th High
Floriculture- 11th Place (Hattie Michael, Madi Hammargren, Ale Cruz, Rylee Schomer)
Meats- 11th (Diamond Castillo, Manuel Gomez, Will Rand)
Nursery Landscape-6th High Team (Ale Cruz, Hattie Michael, Madi Hammargren, Daimon Urrutia); Madi Hammargren-13th High Indv.
Vet Science- 10th Place (Kerstin Christiansen, Alison Aitken, Makayla Leveille, Heather Hall)