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Bowman Co. FFA competes at state Parliamentary Procedure Contest

State Parlimentary Team—(L to R):  Tristen Peterson, Michaela Fischer, Shaye Lardy, Tasha Pond, Gov. Doug Burgum, Mitch Stuber, Bryan Knopp and Beau Jeffers.

The ND FFA Association hosted the State FFA Parliamentary Procedure competition in Bismarck at the state capitol Wednesday October 4, 2017, where teams got the opportunity to show how much they knew about Robert’s Rules of Order. All teams needed to qualify for the State FFA Parliamentary Procedure contest at a recent District FFA Leadership contest. Members of the Bowman County FFA competed at this year’s event. They included the officer team of President Beau Jeffers, Vice President Michaela Fischer, Reporter Bryan Knopp, Treasurer Tasha Pond, Sentinel Mitch Stuber, Secretary Shaye Lardy, Student Advisor Tristen Peterson and Advisor Mrs. Mary Fischer.
In the morning, the teams had a 25 question test where officers will answer questions concerning motions, rulings, and voting. Next each team will present a demonstration involving the official FFA ceremonies and a demonstration of parliamentary procedure abilities using an activity format.
This is a very competitive Career Development Event; many FFA chapters have been practicing diligently since school started with the knowledge that only two teams from each of the eight districts compete at the state competition, and then only one of these sixteen teams have the honor of competing on a national scale.
Bowman County FFA officer team place Silver at the State Event.
The purpose of the parliamentary procedure event is to encourage the effective use of the official FFA opening and closing ceremonies and to provide recognition to the chapters excelling in the proper use of parliamentary procedure in conducting chapter meetings.
While at the Capitol, the students also met Governor Doug Burgum and has a chance to visit with him for a while and get a picture taken with him.