The Beckman Catholic FFA Chapter was named the Champion Team in the annual Iowa FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event held virtually Oct. 9.
Members of the first-place team included: Kayla Bonert, Jasmyn Hoeger, Maria Schilling and Leah Thier. Their agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor is Mrs. Dawn Mausser.
The Sheldon FFA Chapter was named the Reserve Champion Team. Members of the second-place team included: Kourtney Dekker, Isabelle Freeman, Gracia Scheaffer, and Alissa Van Beek. Their agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor is Mr. Jacob Fox. Hannah Franzen, South Winneshiek FFA, Calmar, was named the High Individual Overall in the competition.
FFA teams from 21 chapters participated in this year’s Career Development Event designed to provide students an opportunity to display their agricultural knowledge and skills in the area of Veterinary Science. The 83 individuals completed a general knowledge examination focusing on veterinary science. The team members also completed a written scenario and prepared a video focusing on proper veterinary clinical practices.
The Iowa FFA Vet Science CDE was made possible with support from Irvin Meier through the Iowa FFA Foundation.
Listed below are the top teams and individuals in the various parts of the career development event.
Top ten teams — 1. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville; 2. Sheldon FFA, Sheldon; 3. Nevada FFA, Nevada; 4. West Marshall FFA, State Center; 5. South Winneshiek FFA, Calmar; 6. MMCRU FFA, Marcus; 7. Clear Lake FFA, Clear Lake; 8. Wayne FFA, Corydon; 9. LeMars FFA, Le Mars; 10. Western Dubuque FFA, Epworth.
Top ten individuals — 1. Hannah Franzen, South Winneshiek FFA, Calmar; 2. Maria Schilling, Beckman Catholic; 3. Bianca Sponseller, Nevada FFA; 4. Jasmyn Hoeger, Beckman Catholic, 5. Gracia Scheaffer, Sheldon FFA; 6. Anna Marine, Wilton FFA, Wilton; 7. Arianna Barglof, Sioux Central FFA, Sioux Rapids; 8. Ashley Elsbernd, South Winneshiek FFA; 9. Kent Sponseller, Nevada FFA; 10. Kiley Langley, Wilton FFA.
Specialty areas: Top team/Top individual — Team Clinical Procedure Video, Sheldon FFA; Team Written Scenario Response, Sheldon FFA; General Knowledge Exam-Team, Beckman Catholic; and General Knowledge Exam-Individual, Hannah Franzen, South Winneshiek FFA.
Medal groups: Gold teams, score range 247.5 to 215.3315 — Beckman Catholic; Sheldon FFA; Nevada FFA; West Marshall FFA; South Winneshiek FFA; MMCRU FFA; Clear Lake FFA; Wayne FFA; Corydon-LeMars FFA, Le Mars; and Western Dubuque FFA. Silver teams, score range 212.16 to 203.33 — East Buchanan FFA, Winthrop; LaPorte-Dysart FFA, LaPorte City; Greene County FFA, Jefferson; Iowa River FFA, Garner; Sioux Central FFA, Sioux Rapids; and Diamond Trail FFA, Monroe. Bronze teams, score range 195.66 to 117.33 — Wilton FFA; Fremont-Mills FFA, Tabor; Independence FFA; GMG FFA, Garwin; and Western Christian FFA, Hull.