MOUNTAIN VIEW — The MVHS Jim Bridger FFA Chapter attended state convention in Cheyenne, April 6-9, with a total of 16 members attending the convention.
Chapter members had multiple highlights from state FFA. The Jim Bridger FFA received a Gold Rating as a chapter. The chapter set a record on the most State Degree recipients this year with a total of 17 degrees. The chapters recipients are Bella Aimone, Rylee Antonino, Sawyer Bindl, Indianna Covington, Josh Cushing, Katie Giorgis, Jade Hadden, Charli Hamilton, Kassidy Hewitt, Audrey Hurdsman, Preslee Jones, Taite Lamoreaux, Dakota Largent, Kassadee Lym, Marnie Martin, Connor Micheli, Kendall Patterson, Paxten Prentice, Gage Stephens and Kegun Troughton.
The livestock judging team, consisting of Connor Micheli, Kassadee Lym, Katie Giorgis and Preslee Jones received fourth place. The competitors on the horse judging team, McKinlee Covolo, Dally Lamoreaux, Taite Lamoreaux and Weston Spackman received third place. Kassadee Lym competed in prepared speaking and received sixth place. The chapter’s range team, McKinlee Covolo, Dally Lamoreaux and Taite Lamoreaux received first place with the state high individual being McKinlee Covolo.
Taite Lamoreaux, McKinlee Covolo, Dally Lamoreaux and Audrey Hurdsman received eighth place on the Agronomy team. The meat judging team: Connor Micheli, Jaxon Sweep, Weston Spackman and Preslee Jones received ninth place. The ag mechanics team: Gage Stephens, Colten Rice, Connor Antonino and Braden Bonser received 35th place. The greenhand team of McKinlee Covolo, Dally Lamoreaux and Weston Spackman, was 18th.
Kassadee Lym represented the chapter as a state officer candidate. Recipients of the scholarships awarded are Kassadee Lym for Casper College and Bob Parker Memorial. Wyoming’s Champion Agricultural Education Teacher was awarded to Cari Sue Covolo, MVHS teacher. The chapter’s State Star recipients were Kassadee Lym in production and Taite Lamoreaux in placement.
The FFA members and Covoo, MVHS FFA advisor, would like to thank Linda Newton and Angie Pitts for providing transportation for students. The group would also like to thank Lyndsey Lym for being a chaperone. Covolo, or advisor, would like to tell the kids how proud she is of their efforts, and she appreciates how hard they work and all they have done to help our chapter succeed. In addition, chapter members would like to thank the community for their continuous support of the Jim Bridger FFA.