JEROMESVILLE — On Dec. 18, the Hillsdale FFA Advanced Parliamentary Procedure team finished third in Ohio’s state competition at the Delaware Area Career Center.

Students participating in the Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event (LDE) are evaluated on their ability to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting using parliamentary procedure.

Parliamentary Procedure is a competition in which FFA members perform a meeting demonstrating a Parliamentary law in the setting of an FFA meeting. In the meeting, FFA members set up and execute a meeting overseen by a chairman with a secretary keeping minutes.

The members must debate on motions while using rules of parliamentary procedure. Also, the members had to preform written test over Parliamentary Procedure, answer oral questions, plus a written exam on the statements from “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

The team members have to be 10th, 11th, or 12th graders to compete in Advanced Parliamentary Procedure.

The team members included: Gage Madsen, Chairman; Katelynn Smeltzer, Secretary; Mark Abel, Zoey McBride, Gabe Murawski, Owen Hoffman, Members.

The team got 1st in Sub-District, 1st in District, and 3rd in State.

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