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Students across Wyoming are top competitors at National FFA Convention

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Indianapolis, Ind. – From Oct. 25-28, students from Wyoming competed in multiple contests at the 90th National FFA Convention  themed, “I Can. We Will.”, in Indianapolis, Ind.

FFA members who qualified at the Wyoming State FFA Convention in April earned the chance to compete at the national level and were rewarded for their efforts.

“Hearing the national officers and others at convention talk about the ‘I Can. We Will.’ theme was amazing. I think it means one person can make a difference and has the ability to do so, but when someone becomes a part of something bigger than themselves and comes together as a group, that’s when true change happens,” states Wyoming FFA State President Trey Campbell.

“National FFA Convention is one of those experiences that, if any member can, they should experience. It’s incredible to be around members from across the country. One of the only things a lot of attendees have in common is being in FFA, but it’s enough to bring people together and make lifelong friends,” states Campbell.

“Not only did Wyoming FFA members exemplify ‘I Can. We Will.’ at the 2017 National FFA Convention, but they demonstrate those qualities at home, as well,” comments Stacy Broda, Wyoming FFA advisor. 

“Our members come together as teams to represent Wyoming and compete on a national level, and they do very well every year,” she adds.

“It’s crazy and still hasn’t sunk in that Wyoming is the national reserve champion for the Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE). There were a lot of worthy teams and tough competitors, but it was really fun and rewarding,” Wyoming FFA State Treasurer and member of the Veterinary Science team Hunter Galluzzo states.

Broda mentions, with over 60,000 members present, National FFA Convention is a great opportunity for Wyoming FFA members to showcase their knowledge and hard work.

“It’s amazing they get to hear Wyoming called up on stage, and it shows that we’re working hard out here,” comments Galluzzo.

Despite Wyoming’s small popular and smaller membership numbers, its FFA members achieved several top 10 placings in CDEs and made it to semi-final rounds in leadership development events (LDEs), Broda adds.

Results from contests Wyoming FFA members competed in are listed below.

Agriculture Issues Forum

Silver – Frontier FFA – Addysen Rosner, Hailey Rosinski, Emily Davis, Grace Withers, Danette Vliem and Madison Green

Agriculture Sales

Silver – Windy City FFA

Gold Individuals – Bailee Peterson and Rebekah Wise

Silver Individuals – Jenna Gilbert and Gentry Hiser

Agriculture Technical and Mechanical Systems

Eighth Place – Snowy Range FFA

Gold Individuals – Garett Nunn, Cameron Hick, Darryn Reynolds and Kyle Dory


Silver – Wheatland FFA – Brock Tamlin, Darci Tamlin, Ty Paisley and Todd Paisley

Conduct of Chapter Meetings

Bronze – Burns FFA – Gracie Keiter, Gabe Childers, Keenan Manlove, Kaycee Thomas, Kaden Lakin, Kayne Burnett and Braxton Olson

Creed Speaking

Bronze – Cade Campbell, Riverton FFA

Employment Skills

Silver – Quentin Motor, Windy City FFA

Environmental and Natural Resources

Eighth Place – Casper FFA

Gold Individual – Abbigail Faxon

Other Team Members – Ben Campbell, Gillen Faxon and Michael Hollister

Extemporaneous Public Speaking

Bronze – Trey Campbell, Casper FFA

Farm and Agribusiness Management

Gold – Wheatland FFA – Chase Markel, Tyler Call, Wes Taylor and T.C. Hadley

Horse Evaluation

Ninth Place Team – Buffalo Bill FFA

Fourth Place Individual – Bryanna Williams

Gold Individual – Makenzie Scott

Silver Individual – Adelle Ostrom

Bronze Individual – Kristina Nelson

Livestock Evaluation

Fourth Place Team– Torrington-Lingle FFA

Ninth Place Individual – Paige Miller

Gold Individuals – Clay Hiser, Makenna Greenwald and Quentin Meyer

Marketing Plan Evaluation

Silver – Ten Sleep FFA – Madison Anderson, Matt Fenton and Corey Rice

Meats Evaluation and Technology

Gold – Southeast FFA – Anna Schmick, Kaci Schmick and Shelby Schainost

Parliamentary Procedure

Gold – Casper FFA, Laura Delano, David Seth Willett, Micheal Nading, Cole Maser, Timi Reynolds and Aletta Ziehl

Poultry Evaluation

Silver – Casper FFA – Tori McMurray, William Moffat, Angela Herrera and Matthew Willadsen

Prepared Public Speaking

Silver – Sheridan Stewart, Casper FFA

Veterinary Science

Second Place – High Plains FFA

10th Place – Claire Lake

Gold Individuals – Elizabeth Barbour, Caitlin Garcia and Hunter Galluzzo

Honorary American Degree

Grace Godfrey – Worland

Donn Randall – Pine Bluffs

Agri-Science Fair

Top Three in Division – Bree Coxbill, Southeast FFA and Nick Gutierrez, Casper FFA

This article was compiled by Heather Loraas, assistant editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup, from a variety of sources. Send comments on this article to

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