Members of the Miami Trace FFA Chapter in Ohio were one of 44 teams participating in the National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Molly Garringer, Sarah Peterson, Tanner Mick, Emily Ratliff, Jamie Payton, and Daniella Straathof competed with 257 other members from across the country. The team, led by advisor Tracy Dendinger, was awarded a Silver emblem.
The team received the fourth best test scores out of the 45 teams that competed. The members of the team became accredited parliamentarians for receiving high scores on the Parliamentary Procedure Test. As accredited parliamentarians, each member of the team can judge a Parliamentary Procedure competition.
The National FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE tests students’ ability to effectively communicate ideas during a meeting. Components included a general knowledge exam of parliamentary law, a ten -minute demonstration of parliamentary procedure, oral questions, written minutes of the demonstration as well as a team problem solving activity.
Each team competed on local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.