HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – The hard work of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School FFA paid off big at this year’s state convention, with several number-one finishes.
“I lost my voice from all the screaming, because we won so many things,” commented Gabriell (Bella) Bayerl.
The chapter as a whole won first place for “land of service” and “agricultural literacy,” and was also honored with the National Chapter Award.
Three teams were state champions, including:
• best informed greenhand team 1 – Cody Dickhausen, Anthony Lueck, Rebecca Uecker, Macenzie Ramola, and Bethany Groos;
• nursery/landscape – Kylee Sherod, Bella Bayerl, Savanna Weber, and Jenna Benson; and
• agricultural issues – Maddie Weninger, Bella Bayerl, Keith Lent, Lauren Painschab, Naomi Hinojis, and Kylee Sherod.
Senior Maddie Weninger, daughter of Jim “Winnie” and Lisa Weninger, was elected as the 2017-18 Minnesota FFA sentinel.
In addition to Weninger, newly-elected state FFA team members include Spencer Flood of Dassel-Cokato, Kylee Kohls of Litchfield, Katie Benson of Staples-Motley, Emily Pliscott of Kenyon-Wanamingo, and Eleora DeMuth of Grand Rapids.
“It’s the first year in Minnesota FFA history that an all-girls team has been elected,” Weninger commented.
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