Students Honored at State Convention

(Left to right) Southern Door FFA members that attended the state convention were Carli Babler, Erin McNulty, Mitchell Overbeck, Ashley Wery, Zach Maurer, Jacob Babler, Theresa Letter Claire Olson and Marti Viste.

Nine members of the Southern Door FFA chapter attended the 2014 State FFA Convention in Madison, held June 9 – 12. Students left on Monday morning and headed to Milwaukee to deliver the barrel of can tabs that the Southern Door Agriscience Department had collected for the past three years. The barrel of can tabs was donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Isaac Sorenson’s name.

The students also visited the Milwaukee County Zoo, planted a portion of the community garden at the UW Health Clinic in Verona, and assembled more than 40,000 packages of macaroni and cheese meals to be distributed in the Madison area as part of the FFA Rally for Hunger Event.

During the convention multiple students were honored on the state level. Jacob Babler received his 19th gold ranked Dairy Production Placement Proficiency Award. Ashley Wery was recognized for her 10th gold ranked Swine Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award. The Wildlife team represented by Jacob Babler, Zach Maurer and Mitchell Overbeck received their trophy as the 2014 Wildlife CDE Team State Winners. Claire Olson represented Southern Door for their blue-rated FFA chapter website.