FFA takes 2nd in the Parliamentary Procedure Contest


Ashleigh Fisher

Participants at the Parliamentary Procedure and Agriculture Mechanics Contest featured left to right: Haley Sweeney, Allen Ryan, Jonah Mundy, Case Charlesworth, Henrik Griffis, Blake Stark, Justin Irwin, Naomi Castro

Jillian Bragg, Staff Writer

BHS’s chapter of the Future Farmers of America took second place in the Parliamentary Procedure Contest which occurred on March 17th highlighted by a first-place finish from senior Haley Sweeney in surveying. 

Allen Ryan placed fourth as a high floor member, and Sweeney placed fifth. The team took second place and will advance to the district-level competition in April.

FFA also had a Agriculture Mechanics team compete in welding, woodworking, electricity, mechanics, and surveying. Sweeney took first place in surveying. 

“FFA, as a club, helps promote career readiness,” FFA advisor Ashleigh Fisher said. “It is the largest student-led organization offered to middle and high school students.” 

Fisher, who has led the club for several years, shined light on the club’s inclusivity and diversity in topics.

“The club isn’t all about farming,” she said. “There’s something for everyone, including welding, wood working, and photography. In this club, we really try to make everyone feel welcomed and give them a place where they can be themselves and discover agriculture in a new light.”

Another topic FFA competed in was the GreenHand Quiz Bowl, a competition of knowledge regarding nature and farming. 

“(GreenHand Quiz Bowl) is a great way to get exposed to all kind of different careers and ways to go with your life,” said sophomore Henrik Griffis. “It’s really fun and the people are fun to be around.”

Griffis, alongside BHS’s FFA chapter, helped the team place third in that event.

 “It was like a part of the leadership training activity; it was very fun,” he said. “These type of activities help us come together and form relationships.” 

The club also had three individuals advance onto the next level of FFA competitions, the district proficiency competition.

Along with the parliamentary competition, FFA also participates or competes in the public speaking competition, dairy foods competition, dairy cattle evaluation, plant sale, state convention, and more.

This club has no requirements to join and has a plant sale coming up in May, both online and in person. For more information on FFA, contact adviser Ashleigh Fisher at [email protected]