|W-P places well in competitions during busy week|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 06 December 2012 18:20|
Four W-P FFA/Ag members qualified for state FFA in April. From left, Landon Jutten, Nicole Strand, Cameo Rector (alternate), Joe Sramek and Tayler Nordhausen (not pictured) will represent W-P at state.
By Diane Stamm and Sheri Hink
The Wauneta Breeze
The past week has been a busy one for Wauneta-Palisade students. FFA/Ag students competed in the Environment and Natural Resources and livestock judging competitions.
W-P hosted the district competition for One Act and took second in the competition.
W-P FFA/Ag students headed to State FFA
Four members of Wauneta-Palisade FFA qualified Nov. 27 as a team to attend the State FFA competition, April 3-5, 2013.
Out of 41 students in the Environment and Natural Resources category, Tayler Nordhausen tied for third place. Landon Jutten tied for ninth place and Nicole Strand placed 15th. Joe Sramek did not place, but had W-P’s fourth highest score.
Nordhausen, Jutten, Strand and Sramek will make the trip to State in April. Cameo Rector finished one point behind Sramek and will be the alternate.
Also taking the test were Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe, John Christner, Ellie Lee and Tryssta Duvel.
Students answered 130 questions about water, soils, vegetation, air and wildlife. The test was mostly written but included some identification.
Overall, W-P finished third in the Environment and Natural resources category behind Southwest and Medicine Valley. Southern Valley finished fourth, one point behind Wauneta-Palisade. The top four teams will go to state.
Sponsor Dan Andrew said he was pleased with the way the team placed.
Livestock judging also took place. In the Junior division, Sramek was 34th out of 107, earning a red ribbon.
Rector was 43rd and brought home a white ribbon.
Strand, Duvel, and E. Lee also competed.
In the Senior Division, Tyrel Kerchal and Donald Hunt participated but did not place.
W-P One Act takes runner-up in district competition
Wauneta-Palisade hosted the D2-5 District One Act competition last Wednesday, Nov. 28.
A total of eight schools competed in the event. Competitors included Sandhills Public Schools in Dunning, W-P, Maywood, Hayes Center, Arnold, McPherson County, Thedford and Wallace.
McPherson County was named champion of the event and qualified for the state competition.
W-P came in two points behind McPherson County, ending their One Act season.Wallace placed third in the event.
Seven of W-P’s castmembers received designation for outstanding acting at the competition.
Outstanding actresses and actors are: Wes Anderjaska, Hayden Pollmann, Christi Christner, Weylin Davis, Charlotte Pitts, Emma Skelton and Sydnee Harchelroad.