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Swede FFA’ers send two teams to state

Both a senior and junior team of Gothenburg High School FFA’ers have qualified for state livestock judging competition in the spring.

Members traveled to Curtis on Nov. 30 where they competed at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Local students said the team competed in a new district which meant an experience of old and new.

At the contest, standard livestock judging relies on the skills of students to judge the qualities of various farm animals.

The classes consisted of cattle, hogs and sheep.

Students in the senior division also have to participate in reasons where they must speak in front of a judge about why they placed classes the way they did.

The junior team that placed includes Rebecca Anderson, Abbie Mazour, Carson Messersmith and Blake Ristine.

Senior team members include Preston Franzen, Cooper Brott, Tyler Block, Cale Moore and Bailey Gibbens.

Juniors that placed in the top 10 individually were Rebecca Anderson, second; Tanner Borchardt, 3rd; Abbie Mazour, fourth; Kyann Leviner, fifth; Jessica Schmidt, seventh; Nicole Hines, eighth; and Courtney Brown, ninth.

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