By Jordan Ruhnke Fairbury FFA Reporter
On January 17, the Fairbury FFA had 17 members attend and compete at the District 5 Leadership Development Event (LDE) in York at the Holthus Center. The members included Taylor Runge, Kaylee Sipek, Jordan Ruhnke, Sara Huss, Brooklen Bear, Delaney Miller, Konnor Hasselbring, Taylor Gustafson, Brock Barton, Autumn Branson, Michaela Buchli, Kaycee Riggle, Riley Wood, Harlie Blas, Cashe Kroll, Sarah McCown, and Paige Livingston. The senior Parliamentary Procedure team, made up of the Fairbury FFA Officers including Michaela Buchli, Paige Livingston, Sarah McCown, Delaney Miller, Jordan Ruhnke, and Brock Barton, earned a blue ribbon. Freshmen, Taylor Gustafson and Riley Wood both received blue ribbons in Creed Speaking. In Junior Public Speaking, freshman Harlie Blas received a red. In Senior Public Speaking, senior, Jordan Ruhnke received a blue ribbon and junior, Michaela Buchli received second purple and is qualified for the Nebraska FFA State Convention in April! Junior, Autumn Branson received a red ribbon in her event Natural Resources. Senior Paige Livingston received a purple in Employment Skills and was only a few points off from qualifying to state! Sophomores, Taylor Runge and Sara Huss also received a purple in Ag Demonstration. They were also only a few points short of qualifying! The junior Parliamentary Procedure team, made up of Taylor Gustafson, Brooklen Bear, Riley Wood, Konnor Hasselbring, Cashe Kroll, Harlie Blas, and Sarah Engelman received a blue ribbon. It was a GREAT day to be a Jeff!