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FFA excels in multiple competitions

Hunter Flagg

Manhattan FFA has been busy over the past month with Career Development Event competitions and field trips, in preparation for competing at the State CDE contest next week at Kansas State University.

The local club participated in North Central District FFA Ag Mechanics Career Development Event April 4, where the students were given opportunities to see the facilities and meet with the instructors to learn about different opportunities after high school. FFA brough five of their members to compete including senior Ben Deines, junior Easton Ford, and sophomores Mason Willard, Tucker Lietzan and Lucas Peschal.

On April 8, FFA went to the North Central District Banquet in Ellsworth. The Manhattan chapter brought members who are current officers and current members who are going to be officers so they could begin to gather their ideas for what they wanted to do in the upcoming year.

The following week they competed at Clay Center on April 15. Students participated in contests in many CDE categories including nursery landscape, livestock judging, floriculture and more.

“In floriculture you learn the art of testing plants and seeing if they’re good to go into stores,” freshman Landon Kerr said. “Nursery landscape is a more generalized design field, and both are these scantron tests that test your abilities for these fields.”

Members of FFA enjoy going and competing at the various competitions.

“You’re judging animals on if they’re good enough to eat so you can send them to stores,” sophomore Lakyn Huncovsky said. “I thought the experience was really good and I think that the competition was really worth my while.”

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Will Ivester
Will Ivester, Sports Editor
Sophomore Will Ivester is this year’s sports editor for the MHS Student Media. Ivester has been a member since freshman year. He found out about the Publications class before his freshman year and decided he might want to do sports journalism as a career. “I really like sports because they ard entertaining,” Ivester said. “I like soccer because I play with my friends.”  Ivester is a one-sport athlete focusing on soccer, where he is a right back.  “I love playing right back because I get to truck people,” he said. “My most memorable moment in soccer was when I rammed into a kid at full speed and got a yellow card.” Ivester’s hobbies beyond soccer include video games.
Hunter Flagg
Hunter Flagg, Online EIC
Hunter Flagg is a freshman staff writer who joined journalism this year after moving from New York, not too far from the city. If Flagg can find the time outside of class, he likes to be with friends as he likes people in general.  “I like writing and videography and stuff like that,” Flagg said. “Haven’t been able to do that because of school.” Flagg joined journalism with hopes of creating entertaining articles and having fun.  “I like all aspects of journalism, mainly videography,” Flagg said. “It allows me to bask in a job well done.” Flagg also has hopes of changing the yearbook for the better. Flagg believes the yearbook can get a bit cringy at times and he wants to stop that from happening.  “I thought the yearbook sounded cool to me,” he said. Flagg wants to be a sports correspondent to write more entertaining life filled articles.  “No offense to people in politics, but I don’t feel like the students care about it that much,” Flagg said. “I want to write about sports, current events and things that have an impact on student’s lives.” After high school, Flagg wants to join the military with no interest in continuing Journalism. Flagg says to anyone wanting to join journalism to “do it.” By Thurston Rogers Staff Writer

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