Wylie FFA Newsletter

April 2021

About Wylie FFA

The Wylie FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Through participation in SAE projects, leadership and career development events, and community service, our members are prepared for a successful future.

Upcoming Events

CDE Contests

We are extremely proud to announce that we have four CDE teams advancing to the state level! This is a huge accomplishment that cannot be achieved without hours of hard work and dedication, and we are super proud of these kids! Our teams will be competing on the following dates:

Horse Judging: April 24th @ Texas Tech University

Vet Science: April 26th virtual

Poultry: April 27th @ Texas A&M University

Milk Quality: April 29th @ Tarleton State University

Stock Show Checks

Collin County

Collin County checks are in! Please get with Mrs. Pruett or Ms. McAlister to get your buyer information in order to write your thank you letters. We need them by Thursday, April 22nd. You will not receive your check until a thank you note is written and approved by an Ag Teacher. It needs to be a handwritten card in an envelope, addressed, with a stamp and unsealed.

Wylie Show and Sale

Wylie Show and Sale buyer information will be available to pick up starting the week of the 19th. In order to receive your check you must write thank you notes to each of your buyers and add on contributors! The thank you letters are due April 30th, and must be handwritten cards in envelopes, addressed, with stamps, and unsealed.

Wylie FFA Banquet

Our FFA banquet is currently planned for May 13th at Wylie High School. If parents or students have any pictures that they would like to add to the slideshow (students showing, participating in chapter events, etc.) please send those to dgracemarcantel@gmail.com. All seniors should have recieved an email about the senior slideshow. Please respond to that as soon as possible so we can begin working on it. The new officer team will also be announced at this event! We have had a great year, and it will definitely be one to remember!

Member Accomplishments

Texas Majors

Our Wylie FFA students showed their hearts out at major shows across the state! Congratulations are in order for Taylor Dent and Morgan Podlucky for winning their breeds with breeding rabbits at the Houston Livestock Show! We had a great run this year and can't wait to see what next year holds!

Wylie Show and Sale

Our students had a great time at our annual Wylie Show and Sale! Everyone presented their animals at their best and looked great out in the show ring! We would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors who make this show possible. We are forever grateful for y'all!

West Texas CDE Trip

Our members had a great time at our annual West Texas trip! They studied hard and we had many high placing teams and individuals. These contests helped to set out teams up for their overwhelming success at area. We also want to thank the supporter club for allowing us to have a fun night of bowling and lots of snacks!

Area CDEs

Our members had an amazing time at the Area contests, with four teams advancing to the state level! Congratulations to all of our teams for their success:

Horse Judging- Tied for 1st, advancing to state

Vet Med- 4th, advancing to state

Milk Quality- 4th, advancing to state

Poultry- 5th, advancing to state

Dairy Cattle- 9th

Floriculture- 20th

Livestock Judging- 31st

Members of the Month

Barn Kid of the Month

Our barn kid of the month is Bailey Harris! Bailey has worked extremely hard with her goat all year and really stepped up her game for Wyllie Show and Sale. She kept her pen area clean and did a great job getting her goat presented at the show. Congrats Bailey!

FFA Member of the Month

Our FFA member of the month is Piper Alexander! Piper has been working extremely hard on the Horse Judging CDE team, placing 7th individual at area and advancing to state! This is a huge honor, especially for a freshman! Congrats Piper!

Meet Your Officer Team

Each month we are going to introduce one of our chapter officers. Up next is Presleigh Lamas! Presleigh is our 2020-2021 Wylie FFA Sentinel. This is her junior year in high school and 3rd year as an FFA member. His SAE project this year was showing a market hog. Presleigh has competed on the Quiz and Chapter Conducting LDE teams, as well as the Livestock Judging CDE team. One piece of advice that she would like to give FFA members is that they should get as involved as they can in the organization. FFA offers numerous opportunities to its members, and they should take advantage of them while they can.