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Parlimentary procedure team earned silver



The Burns FFA Palimentary Procedure team won silver at the National FFA competition in Louisville, KY in October. Rachel Derner, Jessica Malm, Mardi O'Neal, Bailey Bishop, Hunter Petsch, and Claire Streete, members of the team, are pictured here with their advisor, Craig Spatz.

Members of the Burns FFA Chapter in Wyoming were one of 41 teams participating in the National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. Rachel Derner, Jessica Malm, Mardi O'Neal, Bailey Bishop, Hunter Petsch, and Claire Streeter competed with 240 other members from across the country. The team, led by advisor Craig Spatz, was awarded a Silver emblem.

The members of the national winning team each received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the parliamentary procedure event are sponsored by TransCanada as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. TransCanada is proud to support the National FFA Organization as they help youth realize their potential and guide them on their path to becoming future land stewards and leaders. We want to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work and FFA helps us make that happen.

The National FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE tests students' ability to effectively communicate ideas during a meeting. Components included a general knowledge exam of parliamentary law, a ten-minute demonstration of parliamentary procedure, oral questions, written minutes of the demonstration as well as a team problem solving activity. Each team competed on local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

The event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.

About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.


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