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Yelm FFA brings home awards at state competition
May 13, 2013 - The Yelm FFA had 80 members compete at state competition in Pullman on May 8-12. Congratulations to all members, the results are as follows:
1st place quiz bowl - RMS team - Amelia Barkley, Jessica Foote and Rachel Perry
1st place prepared speaking - Calli Hyder
1st place Ag sales - Calli Hyder - 7th high individual; Hannah McLaughlin 9th high individual; Jared Braswell and Jacob Guirell
1st - Ben Fredrickson, diversified livestock - State Winner
1st - Sheridan Lantz, ag processing - State Winner
Gold: Sheridan Lantz - goat production
Silver: KC Klumpp - sheep production
2nd place Ag communication - Haylee Reynolds - 4th high individual; Taylor Koch - 10th high individual and Erin Smith
2nd place: Marketing team #1 - State finals: Becca Foote, Kyle Sneddon and Savannah Hoffman
3rd place: Marketing team #2 - State finals: Eli Johnston, Sydney Hansen and Liam King
3rd place: Livestock judging team - Kytaira Smith, Tiffany Haney, Sheridan Lantz, Robert Haney, Jessica Dishaw, Justein Cofflet
4th place: Ag issues team - Jaron Burke, Kyle Snedon, McKenzie Bostic and Savannah Hoffman
4th place: Nursery landscape team 1 - Libby Glover, Serene Antonides, Ranya Soeung, Kayla Luoma and Siobhan Copeland
4th place: Meats judging team - Tiffany Haney - 5th high individual; Kytaira Smith; Beth Davis; Robert Haney and Casey Sowles
5th place: Dairy Cattle evaluation - Sheridan Lantz, Emily McElderry, Michelle D'Aliosio and Gennaro Scotto
5th place: Best informed greenhand Yelm Middle School - Logan Jenny, David Emmons, Erin Smith and Megan Killey
5th place: Nursery landscape team #2 - David Brocious, Shaylyne Martin, Robert Haney and Kiley Little
7th place: Extemporaneous speaking - Eli Johnston
7th place: Food science - Taylor Staples, Shelby Keesler, Sian Roche and Hailey Babuata
8th place: Best informed greenhand - RMS: Colby Moergeli, Jacob Nolan, Tim Piland, Mykaila Reach, Randy Reynolds
Ag Science Division Winners Recognized at State Convention:
Autumn Carlos, Brenna Price, Chloe Riggins and Kendall Thomas
Other teams that competed or that were recognized at state convention:
Farm Team - Sydney Hansen, Liam King, Becca Foote
Ritual 1 RMS - Randy Reynolds, Colby Moergeli, Tim Piland, Keith Furr, Alan Zetina and Dillon Liebentritt
Ritual 2 RMS - Aron Bush, Mykaila Reach, April Scott, Kaden Harmon, Mariaelena Viveros and Emily Greninger
Dair Foods - Amanda Edwards, Casey Sowles, Lakota Clinton and Ben Fredrickson
Vet Science Team - Ashley Cornelison, Courtney Gibson, Jessica Dishaw, Nichole Lakely
Alternate: Michelle D'Aliosio
Rituals YMS - Aiden Tardiff, Jared Prater, Marissa Briggs, Faith Paul, Erin Smith and Meaghan Carollo
Parliamentary procedure team: Siobhan Copeland, Kiley Little, Tyler Small, Kayla Luoma, Nathan Carlson, David Brocious
Job interview: Jaron Burke
Creed speaking: Charlotte Willis - 3rd in her flight
District 2 Stars
Star Farmer, Kytaira Smith; Star Placement, Gennaro Scotto and Fatima Scotto
15 state degree winners - Kytaira Smith, Kayla Luoma, David Brocious, Robert Haney, Michelle D'Aloisio, Jaron Burke, McKenzie Bostic, Kyle Sneddon, Alisha Kiourkas, Savannah Hoffman, Andrew Muir, Siobhan Copeland, Gennaro Scotto, Ranya Soeung, Emily McElderry
4th American degree winers: Fatima Scotto, Nick Fredrickson, Brandi Guillemette and Jeremy Bagwell
2nd Place National Chapter Program
Sports Medicine finishes well at state competition
April 29, 2013 - Congratulations to the Sports Medicine team who competed at state April 26-27. As a varsity team they finished 12th in the state out of 41 teams.
Varsity Sports Medicine, 12th overall in State
6th in Oral/Practicial skills: Morgan Bishop, Cody Burk, Patrick Hall, Zach Murchison, Karli Shaw and Jayden Smith
1st Place in Poster Presentation: Kiley Little (Career Research) and Erin Buchmiller (Surgical Procedures)
2nd Place Student Forum (Learning Anatomy the Yelm way): Patrick Hall, Emma Bowers, Anthony Allred, Karli Shaw, Morgan Bishop, Erin Buchmiller, Jayden Smith, Naomee May, Kiley Little
2nd Place JV Quiz Bowl - Anthony Allred, Charene Stovall, Maddy Wilcox, Kayli Lott, Promise Hanson
6th Place, Program Admission (Resume, Cover Letter, Interview): McKayla Blanco
22nd JV Sports Medicine (out of 127 participants): Charene Stovall
31st Anatomy/Physiology: Katelyn Jennell
29th CPR: Ashley Crone
FBLA places in the Top 5 at state competition
April 29, 2013 - Congratulations to Yelm FBLA for their amazing performance at the FBLA State Business Leadership Conference in Spokane. The group didn't place in just one event this year, they placed in the Top 5 in three events. Our 9th grade team of Logan Jenny, Andrew Troyer and David Emmons placed 2nd in Computer Game and Simulation programming. Nathan Carlson, 11th grade, took 3rd in Computer Applications, and Erin Sojak, 11th grade, took 4th place in Spreadsheet Applications. Logan, Andrew, David and Nathan will advance to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California with Erin as alternate. Sean Carver, 11th grade, was in the Top 15 in his Public Speaking II event. The Yelm FBLA Chapter also got an award/plaque for the 3rd Largest Chapter in the Capital Region.
FFA Livestock/Meats team brings home awards
March 29, 2013 - The Yelm FFA Meats and Livestock team brought home awards from a recent state competition. The Meats Team placed third and Tiffany Haney was 3rd high invidual out of 15 teams. The Livestock Team placed 11th and Kytaira Smith was 4th high individual out of 31 teams. Team members are Tiffany Haney, Robert Haney, Bethany Davis, Casey Sowles, Kytaria Smith, Ben Fredrickson, Michelle D'Aloisio, Sheridan Lantz, Ashley Cornelison, Nichole Lakely, Lakota Clinton, Jessica Dishaw, Andrew Muir, KC Klumpp, Justien Coffelt.
Student journalists bring back state awards
March 11, 2013 - Yearbook and Newspaper Design Editor Lyra Bertels won the prestigious Washington State High School Journalist of the Year award, announced at the Spring WJEA Conference on Saturday, March 9. Bertels entry included an impressive portfolio of design, writing and photography from three years on the yearbook staff and a year on newspaper staff. This award earns Bertels a $2,000 scholarship and bragging rights of being the top student journalist in the State. Other winners included Lyra Bertels, Superior in Yearbook Design; Curtis Keys-Jones, Excellent in Editorial Writing; Crystal Shelton, Excellent in Newpspaper Feature Writing; Zach Hegemann, Honorable Mention in Yearbook Feature Writing; Austin Prater, Honorable Mention in Yearbook Photo Editing/Caption Writing; Susanna Susuico, Honorable Mention in Newspaper Photo Editing/Caption Writing and Brittany Rash, Honorable Mention in Sports Photography.
FFA students earn state degrees
March 11, 2013 - Yelm had 15 State FFA Degrees confirmed, this is the second largest group in 19 years. Also receiving awards were Kataria Smith, District 2 Star in Production and Gennaro Scotto, District 2 Star in Placement. Ben Fredrickson and Sheridan Lantz won proficiency awards and will have applications forwarded to nationals. Sheridan Lantz received a Gold 2 in goat production and KC Klumpp received a Silver 1 in sheep.
FFA Promotes "Hop for Hunger" 5K & Family Fun Run, Sat., March 30
When: Sat., March 30, 2013
Times: Registration, 7:15 am; 5K run, 8:30 am; 1 mile Bunny Hop, 9:45 am
Where: Ridgeline Middle School
Cost: $10 & 5 canned goods.
Participants receive a t-shirt, pin and take home bag w/garden seeds.
This activity is part of a grant to combat hunger in our community. Learn more about
"Plant an Extra Row."
YELM Staff Make DC Visit
Teri Pablo, CTE Director, and Becky Wallace, Ag Teacher at RMS, represented Washington State on a recent trip to DC. They shared local stories about our CTE programs and student achievement with Washington's elected congressional officials. They experienced the not-so-common filabuster by Senator Rand Paul, met Admiral McRaven, and had coffee with Senator Patty Murray.
October 2012 CTE Newsletter: Read about the many activities our Career & Technical students have been involved in.
Pathways to Prosperity: Study by Harvard on Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young American s for the 21st Century.
"Learning that Counts" Video: Check out the new video from OSPI featuring Governor Gregoire, Superintendent Dorn, and many state business leaders showing how CTE makes a difference.
Skills Imperative: How Career and Techincal Education Can Solve the US Talent Shortage. US Chamber of Commerce encourages businesses to support CTE in high schools
CTE: An Investment in Success: Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board publication
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