FFA Horse Evaluation

The Castleford FFA Chapter recently competed in the South Magic Valley FFA District Horse Evaluation Career Development Event at CSI. The team placed second overall with six individuals scoring in the top ten: Belle Brackett was 4th overall, Will Brackett was 5th overall, Piper Bishop was 6th overall, Reata Severe was 7th overall, Katie Brackett was 8th overall, and Ella Fontana was 9th overall.

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Pictured from left to right: Piper Bishop, Ella Gould-Fontana, Belle Brackett, Reata Severe, Will Brackett, Blaze Conner, Katie Brackett, and Oaklee Skinner.

Essay Contest Winner

Sarah Brackett received a $100 scholarship for her Patriot’s Pen essay from the Buhl Veterans of Foreign Wars. Her essay was first place at the local level. Each year, nearly 68,800 students in sixth through eighth grades enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

Congratulations Sarah!

FFA Public Speaking

Katie Brackett of the Castleford FFA Chapter recently placed third in the Prepared Speaking LDE. Brackett prepared, researched, and presented a seven-minute memorized speech to a panel of judges and answered three questions about her topic, which was misconceptions about cattle methane emissions and climate change.

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FFA Parli Team

The Castleford FFA Chapter recently competed at the South Magic Valley FFA District Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event. The team was tested on their knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure rules. They then conducted a short meeting judged to the last detail by a panel of expert judges. The team placed second overall. Will Brackett was the second-high chairperson in the District.

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Pictured left to right are Will Brackett, Justin Wells, Belle Brackett, Rachel Evans, Katie Brackett, and Katelyn Kinyon.

March Superheroes

Congratulations to Castleford Elementary’s March iStation Superheroes for the 2022-2023 school year! These students demonstrated the most growth in reading and/or math.

  • Kindergarten: Jonathan Sanchez Garcia and Cris Tafolla Ayala
  • 1st-Grade: Jerett Mings and Addison Chavez
  • 2nd-Grade: Audrey Frey and Alfredo Rodriguez
  • 3rd-Grade: Carter Christophersen and Scarlet Bower (absent from picture)
  • 4th-Grade: Ashley Nunes, Itzel Mora-Legarda, and Gus Blick 
  • 5th-Grade: Trucker Bower and Makenzie Gingles