Students compete at Wellington
Students at the Wellington FFA chapter recently competed in two career developmental events: agricultural sales and public speaking.
The sales team placed third in district competition at Hillsdale High School. In this contest, students work as salespeople to sell a product to the judges. The Wellington team consisted of Bailey Wise, Dylan Andolsek, Savannah McKee, and Hannah Downs with Kyle Pitts as the alternate.
The district public speaking competition tested students’ abilities to deliver speeches or the FFA Creed in front of judges and answer questions regarding a topic. Savannah McKee, who competed in advanced creed, placed first at districts and moved on to the state competition. Alex Fehlan competed in the advanced prepared contest and placed.
Speaker spreads positive message
Wellington High School students celebrated FFA Week by listening to Rick Rigsby speak. A successful businessman and motivational speaker, he is the author of “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout.”
In his speech, Rigsby discussed the lessons he learned from his father, who was a third grade dropout. He also spoke about how important an education is and to not become an “educated fool,” or someone who passes but does not learn.
Rigsby also spoke at other area schools, including New London and South Central High School.