Participating in the Chinook High School's Homecoming Parade this past year, FFA members Shyla Benzing carrying the United States flag, Aislinn Handy in pink behind her and riding with Montana's state flag, Madi Gruszie carrying the Canadian flag, and Neva Lowe bringing up the rear with the FFA flag went on to compete in Horse Evaluation for CDE Days in Miles City March 21-22. Placing 15th in a field of 45 teams, the quartet comprised the top performing team from Chinook. On the individual side of competition, Benzing was hands down the top scorer, achieving 15th place in a field of 159! Benzing, along with Christopher Jungers and Halle Mitchell, will be receiving her State FFA Degree at the awards ceremony on Friday evening, April 1, during the 92nd Annual Montana FFA State Convention in Bozeman. Benzing will also be competing on the Livestock Evaluation team at the Convention.
Montana FFA will be hosting the 92nd Annual Montana FFA State Convention in Bozeman on the campus of Montana State University from March 30-April 2. During this convention, FFA Chapters from across the state will be celebrating a time for learning, a time for growth, a time for connection, and a time to showcase the next generation of leaders. Christopher Jungers, Halle Mitchell, and Shyla Benzing, three members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA, will be part of that leadership showcase. They will be receiving their State Degrees at the awards ceremony on Friday evening.