North Union FFA excels in Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event

The North Union FFA Chapter competed recently in the sub-district and district 6 advanced parliamentary procedure career development events. FFA members who represented the chapter in the event include Sydney Plotner, Maggie Hall, Cole Krawczyk, Robert Kramer, Madison Shawver, Josie Stimmel, Conor Hoffman, and Katie Dotson. The team captured the sub-district contest and then placed 5th in a highly competitive district contest.

"Participants in this event are given the opportunity to enhance knowledge and express mastery of parliamentary law, while building strong teamwork, leadership and communication skills," said Melissa Dunkel, CDE education specialist.

Parliamentary Procedure is one of 25 CDE's, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics.

Participants demonstrate their abilities to conduct orderly and efficient meetings, present logical and convincing discussions and properly record meeting procedures. Each team must take a written exam, conduct a ten-minute demonstration, answer parliamentary law questions and prepare minutes from their demonstration. CDE's help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters.