Saginaw High School student Madison Wimbish competed in the Texas FFA Association State contest in Greenhand Creed Speaking on November 30 and December 1 at Sam Houston State University where she qualified for semi finals out of more than 580 entries.
Wimbish advanced to the state contest after placing second in the Area V Leadership Development Contest in Greenhand Creed Speaking on November 14. For Creed Speaking, the competitor presents the FFA Creed from memory and answers questions about its meaning and purpose.
"This was an amazing accomplishment for her and our FFA chapter," said Laura Brandes, Boswell-Saginaw-Chisholm Trail FFA Advisor. "This is the first time we have had a student advance to the state contest in Jr. Creed Speaking."
EMS ISD had 10 students from all three high schools compete at the District 6 competition in Creed Speaking, Job Interview, and FFA Quiz categories. Wimbish placed first in Greenhand Creed Speaking. Boswell student Tamara Martin placed third in Job Interview. In this category, she had to submit her resume, complete a job application for an agricultural position on site, and participate in interviews via telephone, in person one-on-one, and with a panel of possible employers. The top two placements in each category advanced to Area.