Platte County FFA chapters represent at state convention

Mark DeLap
Posted 5/2/23

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Platte County FFA chapters represent at state convention


CHEYENNE – Members of FFA chapters from Platte County did well at the state FFA convention in Cheyenne last week. Reports that have come in are as follows:

“The Wheatland FFA had a tremendous year this year,” said Wheatland FFA adviser Bill Dalles. “We want to start by thanking everyone who supported us including but not limited to: Platte County School District 1 Board, Mr. Dziowgo, Mr. Sandlian, WHS Faculty and Staff, Citizens of Wheatland and Parents/Guardians. Throughout this year we assisted in multiple community service activities, several fundraising efforts and spent countless hours in the classroom preparing for state convention.” 

Results are as follows:

Gold Emblem Chapter (award presented based on activities done throughout the year)

Champion Career Development Event Sweepstakes (Chapter had 5 teams with the best finishes compared to other chapters)

Champion Agricultural Sales 

Savanna Metz Third Overall in the contest 

Hadley Paisley 10th overall in the contest 

Champion Farm and Agribusiness Management Team

Second-place Farm and Agribusiness Management team activity 

Caden Wade High individual overall (Received a scholarship to LCCC)

Megan Sagner second overall in the contest (Received a scholarship to LCCC)

Hadley Paisley fourth overall in the contest 

Hayden Hocker seventh overall in the contest 

Champion Horse Evaluation Team

 fifth High Team in Halter Placing 

 first in Performance Placings 

 second Place in Reasons 

Reserve Champion Agronomy Team

Second place Grading and Entomology

Second place soils 

Second place test 

Fourth place Plant and Seed Id

Dante Dawson High Individual Overall (Received a UW weeds of the West Scholarship)

Jazlynne Gonzales fourth overall in the contest 

Nolan Allen sixth overall in the contest 

Corinne Gaby seventh overall in the contest 

Reserve Champion Environmental and Natural Resources Team

Eighth Place team activity

Drew Smialek fourth overall in the contest 

Caden Davis eighth Overall in the contest 

Reserve Champion Veterinary Science Team 

Caden Wade High Ind Written Test (Received a scholarship to EWC) 

Caden Wade High Ind Overall 

Sixth place Meats Evaluation Team 

 Megan Sagner 10th high ind overall

Top 15 Ag Mechanics Team

Dayton Tillman won high test senior and that came with a scholarship to LCCC

Hadley Paisley received the Teddy Weekly memorial scholarship

Drew Smialek received a casper college scholarship

“Thank you everyone for your support of our chapter,” Dalles said. “Our annual FFA banquet and Labor auction will be May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS gym. If you would like to join in celebrating the chapter accomplishments please contact Mr. Dalles.” 

From the Chugwater and Glendo FFA

Wyoming State FFA Convention recap: Allie Van Why: Third Prepared Public Speaking - Received her State Degree. Represented Chugwater as a State Officer Candidate. Savannah N.: 11th High Individual in JH Livestock Savannah N. and Noah: State Champion Agri-Science Fair Project. The members competed in Mechanics, Meats and Livestock as well! We are extremely proud of what the Chugwater members accomplished at State!!!!! Tess Palen: State Champion Employment Skills, sixth Extemporaneous Public Speaking. Tess and Rachel: State Champion Agri-Science Project Tess, Rachel and CJ: Awarded their State Degrees. We are extremely proud of what these members have accomplished and are excited to see what the future holds for them!

2023 State Degree Recipients

Glendo FFA – Rachel Hill, CJ Miller, Tess Palen

Chugwater FFA – Allie Van Why

Wheatland FFA – Caden Davis, Dante Dawson, Jadea Graves, Hayden Hocker, Katie Klein, Savannah Metz, Maxx Meyer, Hadley Paisley, Drew Smialek, Caden Wade