FFA members compete at University of Minnesota Invite

Fish and wildlife team members are, from left, Beck Warren, Sam Snitner, Olivia Kappers and Morgan Phillips. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Several Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA members competed in career development events (CDEs) at the University of Minnesota Invitational at the Minneapolis campus on Dec. 13, placing as high as fourth with several teams advancing to regional competition.

Sydney Eickhoff participated in the job interview CDE. She went in for a mock job interview and placed fourth overall.

Nora Jahn, Jenna Schmidt, and Rachel Hansen competed in the floriculture CDE. Individually, Hansen placed 14th, Jahn placed 28th and Schmidt placed 32nd. The girls placed ninth as a team and will be going to the region competition held in March.

The Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA nursery and landscape team also advanced to regional competition in March. The team, consisting of Shelby Beck, Emily Miner and Ashley McNamara, placed 10th overall. The girls will continue to study to prepare for the upcoming region competition in March.

The farm management team of Audrey Webster, Anika Reiland and Kennedy Fenske placed ninth as a team.

At the University of Minnesota Invite, Anika Reiland placed ninth overall. In her CDE, she memorized and recited the FFA creed.

Beck Warren, Sam Snitner, Olivia Kappers and Morgan Phillips competed for the fish and wildlife team at the recent competition. As a team, the FFA members placed 47th overall.

The small animal CDE team, consisting of Faith Lange, Kaylin Mensink, Ashlyn Harwood, Katelyn Hauser and Kaysie Vreeman, placed 49th at the invitational.