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CL FFA Hosts Sub-Districts

Mr. Rockhill

Students practicing for floriculture project

Central Lyon has been competing in sub-districts for several years, but will be hosting the FFA Northwest Sub-Districts contest for the first time on February 24, 2022. The host school rotates from school to school in Lyon and Sioux counties every few years. The students range from high school freshmen to seniors from ten schools in the two counties. There will be a range of different contests including ag broadcasting, ag sales, prepared public speaking, extemporaneous speaking, conduct of meetings, parliamentary procedure, chapter program, floriculture, ag mechanics, meats evaluation, nursery landscape, FFA Creed speaking, job interview, chapter quiz, and Greenhouse quiz. Central Lyon will have approximately 50 FFA members competing in the different contests this year. To move on to district events, the students must receive either first or second in their respective contests, which means 30 students of approximately 200 competing will move on. Judges are volunteers from people in the community and around Northwest Iowa.

Senior FFA member Emily Harris has competed in two sub-district contests in past years - experience the action and conduct of meetings - held at Western Christian and Pocahontas schools. This year she will be assisting the creed speaking contestants, and looks forward to what she thinks will be a fun and good experience with Central Lyon hosting this year. Emily will be competing in a separate contest this year, ag biotechnology, at the state level.

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.