News Release

November 26, 2019


For the first time in Nebraska FFA Association history, a Nebraska FFA chapter has won the National Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event. The competition and recognition took place at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, IN October 30-November 2.

The Imperial FFA Chapter from Chase County High School took home top honors after competing against 41 other state chapters. FFA members representing the chapter included Valerie Herbert, Brooklyn Christensen, Jozie Schilke, Lindsey Mendenhall, Courtney Odens, and Alexis Richmond. Jeremy Vlasin and Jason Speck are the chapter advisors.

Parliamentary procedure is one of 25 Career/Leadership Development Event areas, covering employment skills ranging from communications to mechanics. In the Parliamentary Procedure Event participants demonstrate their abilities to conduct orderly and efficient meetings, present logical and convincing discussions, and properly record meeting procedures. Each team must take a written exam, conduct a ten-minute demonstration, answer parliamentary law questions, and prepare minutes from their demonstration. The event helps students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

David Jespersen
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education