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Kimball, Banner FFA teams show strong at state


John Verser

The Banner County meat evaluation team finished 10th overall at state. Pictured, from left, are: Ashlynne Hanan, Garrett Grubbs, Kadan Huber, Paige Cross and Christina Grubbs.

Both the Kimball and Banner County FFA had strong showings at the state competition held last week in Lincoln.

The Kimball livestock evaluation team won a purple ribbon by finishing fourth overall among all teams at state. Members of the team were Monica Wasielewski, Tyler Shaw, Rowdy Keller and Kailey Dickerson.

Wasielewski finished third individually in the event as well, and also received a purple ribbon. Shaw and Keller received blue ribbons, while Dickerson won a red ribbon.

Jessica Portillo also won a white ribbon in welding, while Shaw won his second blue ribbon in veterinary science.

Kimball also participated in agronomy, floriculture and farm management. Results for junior parliamentary procedure, job interview and honor choir were not available at press time.

The Banner County meat evaluation team finished 10th overall and received a purple ribbon. Christina Grubbs had the high score for Banner and received a purple ribbon. Kadan Huber also received a purple ribbon, while Ashlynne Hanan won a blue ribbon.

The Banner livestock management team also fared well and took 28th overall. The ag technology and mechanics team finished 29th, while the agronomy team finished 35th. Sara Taggart and MaKenna Dahlgrin each won a red ribbon in agronomy, while Rebecca Brown and Megan Gifford each received a white ribbon.


Welding 158.1

Joel Evertson, sophomore, arc welding, 75.4; Jessica Portillo, senior, Oxyacetylene, 82.7, white ribbon.

Vet science 291.0

Tyler Shaw, senior, 69 points, blue ribbon; Kailey Dickerson, junior, 58; Madie Snyder, junior, 43; Monica Wasielewski, junior, 43.

Agronomy 280

Madie Snyder, junior, 74; Tayla Schutz, freshman, 72; Arica McCloud, junior, 65; Kayla Schoenemann, junior, 64.

Senior livestock evaluation - fourth, purple ribbon, 2,534.0004 points

Monica Wasielewski, junior, purple ribbon, 678.0001 (third overall); Tyler Shaw, junior, 635.0001, blue ribbon (26th overall); Rowdy Keller, senior, 617.0001, blue ribbon; Kailey Dickerson, junior, 604.0001, red ribbon.

Floriculture 955.0

Arica McCloud, junior, 275; Kayla Schoenemann, junior, 260; Jodell Schulte, senior, 245; Tayla Schutz, freshman, 175.

Farm management 108

Jodell Schulte, 30; Christianne Clower, 27; Rowdy Keller, 26; Michael Ferguson, 25.

Banner County

Meat evaluation 1,273.0

Purple ribbon, finished 10th overall.

Christina Grubbs, senior, 452.1233, purple ribbon (finished 22nd individually); Kadan Huber, senior, 420.1013, purple ribbon (finished 34th individually); Ashlynne Hanan, senior, 401.0902, blue ribbon; Garrett Grubbs, 292.0603.

Livestock management, 357.43 points - finished 28th.

Seniors - Tyson Dahlgrin, Christina Grubbs, Ashlynne Hanan and Kadan Huber. Juniors - Paige Cross and Shay White.

Ag technology and mechanics - 2058.0, 29th overall.

Garrett Grubbs, junior, 598.0; Tyson Dahlgrin, senior, 528.0; Kadan Huber, senior, 487.0; Cole Blanke, 445.0.

Agronomy 378.0

Finished 35th overall with red ribbon.

Sara Taggart, senior, 100.0, red ribbon; MaKenna Dahlgrin, freshman, 97.0, red ribbon; Rebecca Brown, senior, 89.0, white ribbon; Megan Gifford, junior, 88.0, white ribbon.


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