Powell-Shoshone FFA teams and members place in recent competition


Jozi Simpson

(Left to right) Freshman Amber Visocky, junior Logan Mehling, sophomore Tegan Lovelady, senior McKennah Buck, junior Kaitlyn Decker, freshman Allyson Visocky and Madison Harvey pose for a picture with their awards.

The Powell-Shoshone FFA members didn’t have to travel far for the Wyoming Northwest College Contest March 28-29.

Four teams competed these teams included the livestock judging, horse judging, ENR (Environmental Natural Resources) and meats judging. The meats judging team, which placed first out of 11 teams, included Joey Hernandez, Maddy Lowery, Jace Nordeenn and Jozi Simpson.

“The contest was stressful and also very exciting,” said Simpson, who serves as Powell-Shoshone FFA reporter. “In the end I was able to place third high individual, which was so exciting.”

The ENR team placed first out of 12 teams. The team included Wyatt Murray, Colton Kremer, Zack Griffin and Cole Davis. Kremer also took home first out of the 46 members that competed.

The livestock judging team took second out of 16 teams. This team included McKennah Buck, Kaitlyn Decker, Logan Mehling, Tegan Lovelady, Maddy Harvey, Allyson Visocky and Amber Visocky.

The last team that went and competed at the Northwest College was the horse judging team. Zoie Gaisford, Aryanna Minemyer, Caytie Vineyard, Allyson Visocky and Amber Visocky placed sixth out of 14 teams.

The amount of work that our members put into their contests really showed at this contest”

— Jozi Simpson

“The amount of work that our members put into their contests really showed at this contest,” Simpson said. “Overall it was a great contest.”

After the Northwest contest the livestock judging and the poultry judging teams traveled to Casper to compete at the Wyoming Casper College CDEs Contest.

The livestock team included Buck, Decker, Mehling and Amber Visocky. The team took second out of 36 teams. Mehling was first overall out of 103 FFA members.

The poultry team, which consisted of Stephen Dahl, Adrian Sinecio and Kenzie Sterns, placed 12th out of 16 teams.

“The contests are a great opportunity to get ready for state convention,” Powell-Shoshone FFA President McKenna Buck said. “A lot of tough teams compete.”