Laramie High School’s FFA Chapter will participate at the State FFA Convention in Cheyenne
on Wed. April 10 to Sat. April 13.
“[Future Farmers of America is] an organization for students interested in agriculture. We are
very broad, so we go from anywhere from animal agriculture to plant agriculture, agricultural
mechanics, animal science and veterinary science. Yes, we’re an inch deep and a mile wide,”
Agriculture teacher Brian Coxbill said.
The State FFA Convention is the final contest where these students will compete with the other
52 FFA Chapters in Wyoming.
The students who will be involved include: Ainsley Marshall, Alexis Lake, Alisha Bell, Amelie
Binning, Ashby Florence, Ashley Predmore, Aspen Decker, Craig Jackson, Darryn Reynolds,
Dawson Evertson, Elijah Fletcher, Emily Browning, Emily Hayes, Felix Martinez, Garrett
Alameda, Hadley Koske, Jack Bullock, Jessica Predmore, JJ Contois, Jordan Vanwinkle, Justin
Wetstein, Kaitlynn Idler, Kara Reynolds, Keegan Norelius, Kelcey Anderson, Kenadi Olavenson,
Kolton Lake, Kymber Stinson, MacKenzie Muhsman, Madison Terrell, Marshall Olsen, Max
DeYoung, Mayci Wade, Micheal Kruszynski, Morgan Vanwinkle, Morgann Jensen, Parker
Knerr, Rachel Taro, Rylie Heggie, Riley Miller, Saige Ward, Sally Schroeder, Samantha Hook,
Selina Steiert, Tanner Rogers, Taylor Fawcett, Torrin Hermann, Trey Muhsman, Wyatt Bullock
and Wyatt Johnson.
The different categories that these students will participate in include Career Development
Events (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE) which will be spaced out from
Wednesday through Saturday.
For example, Predmore will be doing a Environmental Natural Resources CDE.
“I do ENR, which is environmental natural resources. we learn about the land and it’s quality.
We also learn about different plants and animals. We judge water quality, soils, waste
management, and learn how to read coordinates of a GPS,” Predmore said.
Most of these events will contain students in teams of four, however, there can be teams of
three – seven. Each team will go through each of the events and collect points.
“Let’s take livestock evaluation judging for example. You have a four man team, each kid judges
all the classes, gives their reasons and they combine all of those scores for total points. Team
with highest points wins,” Coxbill said.
The people who are chosen for each team depend on who is interested in an activity.

“We just offer all the different contests and if they choose to participate in that contest and come
to those practices [then they can go]. Sometimes there’s only enough kids to make a team and
sometimes there’s 7-8 kids and they have to work to make the team,” Coxbill said.
There are also individual events in which students can participate in if they don’t make a
particular team. Such events can include employment skills, public speaking and quiz bowl.
“If you win our State Competition, you qualify to compete at National Convention which happens
at October in Indianapolis,” Coxbill said.
The National Convention is one of the largest conventions in the country. It hosts over 60,000
members and provides a higher level of competition for students.