EATON — On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Eaton Miami Valley Career Technical Center (MVCTC) FFA Chapter sent two teams to the State Parliamentary Procedure (Parli Pro) Contest.
Parli Pro is an FFA contest where the competitors must demonstrate how to run a meeting, as well as answer questions about it. The meeting is based of off the Parliamentary Procedure manual, Robert’s Rules of Order. There are two parts to the contest, Novice and Advanced.
The novice team consists of eight members, who all must be Freshman. The members of Eaton’s Novice Team were Maddie Wright, Tiara Miles, Morgan Dare, Mason Roell, Andy Turpin, Tristain Apkin, Clayton Greg, and Allison Haveland.
The Advanced contest consists of six members. Eaton’s Advanced team consisted of Becky Wright, Mallory Deaton, Jacob McIntosh, Arica Hamilton, Tyler Laycox, and Kendale Hamilton; as well as alternates of Dawson Brubaker and Abby Wysong.
Both teams competed at the Sub-District (County) Level. The Freshman team placed first, and the Advanced team placed second in their respective divisions. Both teams were eligible to move on to districts, where both teams placed second. In order to figure out what room they were to be placed in at State, both teams had to take an online test. The advanced team placed fourth in the state, and novice also placing very high, coming in sixth.
At the actual State Contest, both teams demonstrated fantastically, and Novice even got to move onto the finals. They placed fourth in the State, receiving a banner for all their hard work. Preble County was extremely well represented, since both of National Trails Novice and Advanced Teams moving onto state as well, totalling four Preble County teams in the State Contest.