Woodlawn High’s FFA Livestock Judging Team Places at Area Event, Moving on to State Competition in April
- March 25, 2011
Woodlawn High School’s winning student Future Farmers of America (FFA) Area Livestock Evaluation Team, which will be moving on to the state competition in April (left to right): Deanna Moore, Raquella LeBlanc and Daisy Nsibu.
Woodlawn High School can boast a third-place winning team in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Area IV Spring Career Development Events (CDE) held at the Southern University this Wednesday, March 23. The school’s FFA Livestock Evaluation Team consists of Raquella LeBlanc, Deanna Moore and Daisy Nsibu, who are all first-year FFA members. The team qualified for the State CDE to be held on April 26 at Louisiana State University.
For the Area CDE, the team judged five classes of livestock: breeding heifers, breeding goats, breeding sheep and two classes of 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.
This was the Woodlawn High FFA's first year of existence, and the Livestock Evaluation category is the second time the chapter has qualified for the State CDE. In January, Daisy Nsibu's won first place in the Gulf of Mexico Public Speaking CDE and also will compete in that category at the state level but in June.
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 Agriscience teacher Cade LeJeune, who is the FFA 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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