Louisiana FFA members earn honors at national event

(11/03/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana FFA members brought home several honors from competitive events at the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis Oct. 26 to 29.

Kaleb LeMoine, of Elton, was a finalist for a national officer position, advancing to the second phase of the selection process.

LeMoine along with four other FFA members were granted American FFA Degrees. The other recipients are Bailey Sandel, Taylor Richardson, Katelynn Sargent, all of Florien, and Luke Vice, of Sulphur.

Honorary American FFA Degrees were given to Luke Laborde and Joey Blackburn, both of the LSU AgCenter.

The Crowley, Lakeview, Ponchatoula and St. Amant FFA chapters earned three-star chapter status. East Ascension, Varnado and West Ouachita were named two-star chapters.

Additional results from the event follow.

Proficiency awards: Lauren Poole, Winnfield, national winner in environmental and natural resources.

National finalists in the agriscience fair:

— 10th place, Skyler Morris, Thibodaux (Animal Systems, Division 3)

— 9th place, Austin Spencer, Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences (Animal Systems, Division 5)

— 5th place, Remi Larson, Iberville MSA West (Environmental Services and Natural Resource Systems, Division 5)

— 9th place, Gabrielle Thomas and Lawson Marchand, Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences (Food Products and Processing Systems, Division 6)

— 7th place, Jamira Guillory and Ali Evans, Westlake (Plant Systems, Division 4)

— 8th place, Emma Stelly, Kaplan (Plant Systems, Division 5)

— 7th place, Hayden Molaison, Thibodaux (Social Science, Division 3)

— 7th place, Nicholas Tarver and Abigail Manuel, Florien (Social Science, Division 4)

Results from career and leadership development events are below.

Marketing Plan:

— Natchitoches Central, Gold and 1st place overall

— Colton Conley, Gold

— Kamia Pichon, Gold

— Caden Conley, Gold


— Jennings, Gold and 3rd place overall

— Tyler DeMary, Gold and 2nd place

— Brennon Gary, Gold and 8th place

— Ardyn Jardell, Gold

— Michael O’Brien, Gold

Parliamentary Procedure:

— Winnfield, Gold and 4th place overall

— Annie Heard, Gold

— Lauren Poole, Gold

— Micah Simmons, Gold

— Joy So, Gold

— Addison Jacobsen, Gold

— Alyssa VanBlaricum, Gold

Veterinary Science:

— Zachary, Gold and 6th place overall

— Laryn Bunch, Gold

— Kelsi Atkinson, Gold

— Alaishia Joseph, Silver

— Riley McClure, Silver

Dairy Cattle Evaluation:

— Rayne, Gold and 8th place overall

— Olivia Cormier, Gold and 10th place overall

— Chloe Bourque, Gold

— Emma Guidry, Gold

— Leah Trahan, Gold

Milk Quality and Products:

— LaSalle, Gold and 10th place overall

— Hannah Hopkins, Gold

— Klaire Fenoli, Silver

— Leanna Womack, Silver

— Jasmyn Taylor, Silver


— Jennings, Gold

Conduct of Chapter Meetings:

— Elton, Silver

Employment Skills:

— Grace Manuel, Florien, Silver

Environmental and Natural Resources:

— Dodson, Silver

Extemporaneous Speaking:

— Peyton Little, Winnfield, Silver

Farm and Agribusiness Management:

— Elton, Silver


— Jennings, Silver

Food Science:

— St. Amant, Silver


— Ruston, Silver

Horse Evaluation:

— St. Amant, Silver

Meats Evaluation and Technology:

— Acadiana, Silver

Poultry Evaluation:

— Acadiana, Silver

Agricultural Issues Forum:

— Grant, Bronze

Creed Speaking:

— Issac LeJeune, Jennings, Bronze

Livestock Evaluation:

— Acadiana, Bronze

Prepared Public Speaking:

— Jillian Lantz, Jennings, Bronze

The Louisiana FFA Association is composed of over 11,000 student members from 212 FFA chapters in 53 parishes. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. For more, visit the Louisiana FFA Association online at www.laffa.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

People on stage.

Louisiana’s National Champion Marketing Plan team from Natchitoches Central FFA is pictured at the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. From left, National FFA Vice President Cortney Zimmerman, Natchitoches Central FFA adviser Kayla Rachal, Colton Conley, Kamia Pichon and Caden Conley. Photo provided

People on stage.

Lauren Poole, of Winnfield FFA, was named National Champion in the Environmental and Natural Resources Proficiency Award area. Photo provided

People on stage.

Louisiana’s American FFA Degree recipients, from left, included Kaleb LeMoine from Elton, Bailey Sandel from Florien, Katelynn Sargent from Florien, Taylor Richardson from Florien and Luke Vice from Sulphur. Photo provided

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