Members of the Castleford FFA Chapter recently won the state Agriculture Sales Career Development Event. For this event, students had to sell an agricultural-based product to a panel of judges who scored participants upon their interactions and ability to meet customers’ needs and wants. Team members, left to right, were Makaela Scott, Charlie Cornie, Jade Etelu, and Lindsey Drinkall. Scott placed 1st high individual in the state for Telephone Skills. Cornie placed 2nd high individual in the state for Sales A. Etelu placed 1st high individual in the state for Sales B. Drinkall placed 4th high individual in the state for Customer Prospecting. Team members will be representing the state of Idaho at the National FFA Convention this fall in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they will compete to win the national title. **This is the second year in a row that the Castleford FFA Chapter has won the state Agricultural Sales contest and the second year in a row that it will compete at the national level.**
Members of the Castleford FFA Chapter Abigale Hale (left) and Lindsey Drinkall (far right) recently earned their Idaho State FFA Degrees. This is the highest award the state FFA organization can award its members. Students are able to earn this degree by building upon their supervised agriculture experience, or SAE. Hale’s SAE consists of showing dairy heifers at the county fair and working on the family farm. Drinkall’s SAE consists of working on her family farm as well, where she helps raise and maintain a herd of beef cattle.
It’s time for the biennial Castleford’s Got Talent showcase! It will take place on Friday, April 14 in the school’s cafeteria. The show will start at 7:00 p.m. and all seats will be $5. Come see the best performers of our area and cheer them on! We have everything from skits and singers to dancers and instrumentalists. Proceeds from this event will benefit the music department. You won’t want to miss this show!