by Meri Grace Carson
During December Meri Grace Carson, Aubrey Schwartz, Garrett Hagler, Adam Ginn, Kylie Pettit, and Abbi Pettit traveled to The Ohio State University to compete in the State FFA Advanced Parliamentary Procedure finals. To arrive at this point, they began practicing each morning before school for more than a month learning and reviewing the contest material which consists of more than 20 abilities, 100 main motions, and 349 test questions. The team competed at the Sub-District and District levels on Nov. 28nd and November 30th respectively where they won both competitions.
After taking an online exam on Wednesday December 13th and receiving the 7th highest score, they traveled to the OSU Agriculture campus where they began their victory by winning the first round over some of the toughest competition in the state. The win in this round moved the team on to the finals where they competed against the other 4 winners from the original five brackets. At 5:30 pm, the finals were over and the results showed that Miami Trace won the contest with a final score of 827.5. The team is eligible to compete next fall at the national convention in Indianapolis.
The Miami Trace FFA and agriculture programs are satellite programs of Great Oaks Career Campuses.