from the Star--West Lafayette--The DeKalb FFA team earned high honors in the state entomology competition Saturday at Purdue University.
The DeKalb FFA Team of Leah Hefty, Ellen Shearer, LeAnna Shearer and Kylee Stout placed first int he state in the senior division. Individually, Hefty placed second, Ellen Shearer placed third, LeAnna Shearer placed fourth, and Kylee Stout placed 15th.
Competitors studied 150 beneficial and harmful insects. In the competition, they were required to identify 50 adult and immature insects with their common names and orders. Contestants also took a 25-question quiz on the metamorphosis, habitat and control of the insects.