Woodlawn High’s FFA Club Wins Several Awards at Recent Events
- May 11, 2011
Livestock Winners: Students (left to right) Daisy Nsibu, Deanna Moore, Dillon Williams and Raquella LeBlanc and teacher/advisor Cade LeJeune
Woodlawn High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Club is blossoming, as evidenced by their success in several events recently.
For instance, the school’s FFA Electricity Team of Blake Capello and Stephen Johnson placed third at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Craft Competition held on April 21. In addition, in the individual division of the competition, Capello won first place, and Stephen won third place. For the Electrical Craft Competition, the students were given an electrical wiring scenario in which they created an electrical schematic and then wired the scenario on a board simulating a wall. The students were judged on their ability to correctly wire the board following National Electric Code standards. This is the first year that Woodlawn High’s club has competed at the ABC event.
Also, the FFA Club can boast a fourth-place team in the FFA State Spring Career Development Events (CDE) held at Louisiana State University on April 26. The school’s FFA Livestock Evaluation Team consists of Raquella LeBlanc, Deanna Moore, Daisy Nsibu, and Dillon Williams, who are all first-year FFA members.
For the State CDE, the team judged several classes of livestock: breeding heifers, breeding sheep, breeding hogs and market hogs. The purpose of the Livestock Evaluation CDE is for the contestants to evaluate each class (four animals in each class) and then place the animals in order from best to worst based on established market and breeding criteria. The contestants also must develop sets of oral reasons for the placements, which they present to a judge. The Livestock Evaluation CDE teaches FFA members decision-making, critical thinking, public speaking and presentation skills.
For more information, visit www.laffa.org or www.ffa.org and search for Career Development Events. The FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
Woodlawn High School Agri-Science teacher Cade LeJeune, who is the FFA Club advisor, can be reached at (225) 753-1200.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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