from the Star--Waterloo--DeKalb FFA students scored well in a parliamentary procedure contest March 25 at Columbia City.
Teams competed ;in two divisions, novice and senior, with the top two teams in each category moving on to further competition.
DeKalb's novice team of Hailey Fisher, Abby Fisher, Emalee Isaacs, Lucas Pomeroy, Ayshia Houser, Kaylie Faulkner, Erin Sukala and Reba Clifford placed second and qualified for semi state competition April 15 at Argos High School.
DeKalb's senior team of Rachel Haynes, McKenna Clifford, Allie Gaff, Montana Kummer, Chase Taylor, Logan Worman, Brooke Snyder, Tyler Foster and Leah Hefty also competed and placed third.
In the competition, students conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their basic knowledge of parliamentary law and user of correct parliamentary procedures to run an orderly and efficient meeting, present logical and convincing discussions and properly record meeting procedures.
Teh team format includes at least six participants who compete for a team score. Each team must conduct a 15-minute demonstration, respond verbally to parliamentary law questions and prepare minutes from their demonstration.
Parliamentary procedure is one of FFA's 25 national Career Development Events, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics.