On December 16, the Black River FFA participated in the Novice State Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event at The Ohio State University. The Parliamentary Procedure competition is an assessment of a student’s ability to participate effectively in a business meeting or other group decision making situations. The team performs in a FFA mock-type meeting for a panel of judges. In addition, each member must also complete a written evaluation containing questions that test their knowledge on the rules of parliamentary procedure. This year’s Junior Team included Parliamentary President, Alexa Shearer; Vice President, Molly Cordonnier; Secretary, Chloee Howard; Treasurer, Jared Bradford; Sentinel, Kaitlyn Long; Reporter, Amanda Mycek; Student Advisor, Hope Diaz; Member, Joe Mennell and alternate Kiersten Hendershot. The team earned a commendable 12th place state title and gold rating.
The team’s top-20 placing was quite an accomplishment as this was the first time competing in the event for all of the members, and the first time Black River has had a team compete in the state event. The members would like to thank the Black River Superintendent, Chris Clark for his assistance in helping to prepare the team.
Submitted by – Hope Diaz