Members of the Hot Springs FFA pose for a photo during the recent South Dakota State Leadership Development Event competitions on Dec. 4-5 in Pierre.
PIERRE – The Hot Springs FFA Chapter competed in the South Dakota State Leadership Development Event competitions on Dec. 4-5 in Pierre. Hot Springs had 21 students qualify for the state level contest by placing in the top-two teams at their district competition or top-three individual in individual events.
South Dakota FFA has seven districts with 101 total FFA chapters throughout the State. Hot Springs teams competed at districts and qualified for the state level contest in the following events:
Agricultural Sales (team members Kyle Sanders, Kaemyn Klippenstein, Taralynn Rudloff, Clancy Koupal & Nate Wold)
Marketing Plan placed 4th overall at the state contest (team members Elizabeth Davis, Brylee Grill & Hanna Sletto)
Jr. Conduct of Chapter Meetings placed 10th overall at the state contest (Zetta Kuhl, Lyzzie Rapp, Ashlynn Elshere, Wyatt Nellen, Donovan Shipley, Clancy Koupal & Owen White)
Parliamentary Procedure placed 6th overall at the State Contest (Sydney Lockhart, Riley Lockhart, Erin Osmotherly, Terry Hammel, Alex Burgess & Destiny Webb)
In individual event, Zetta Kuhl was the State Creed Speaking champion and will represent the Hot Springs chapter and State at the National level contest in October of 2023.
Sydney Lockhart also received reserve champion in Extemporaneous Speaking and is the national alternate for the convention in October of 2023.