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Middleton's official judging team, Left to right, Amanda Hellums, Summer Scott, Laramie Asher, and Seth Simpson.

On September 18, Middleton FFA traveled to Marsing High School. The first year freshman FFA members took a Greenhand skills test, while the other FFA members participated in several activities that helped them get to know the other FFA chapters. After the members were done taking their tests, the chapter headed to Sevy Dairy to judge dairy cattle.

At the Sevy Dairy, which is also in Marsing, students assembled into teams of four and judged five different classes of cattle.

Middleton had five teams made up of four students and one official team which consisted of: Seth Simpson, Amanda Hellums, Summer Scott, and Laramie Asher. The other students who participated were: Sam Erickson, Reece Robinett, Caden Stevenson, Jaden Coombs, Nina Weeks, Wade Milburn, Robert Allison, Logan Coiteux, Samuel Spencer, Luke Gilbert, Robert Alexander, Michaela Smith, Olivia Lynn, Garrett Barnes, Austin Dancer, Casey Mason, and Morgan Dibble.

All participants say they had a great time and learned at least one new thing about dairy cattle.

Summer Scott said, “It was a great learning experience, and I got to meet a lot of new people!”

Middleton’s official team ended up placing second high team overall and Amanda Hellums placed second high individual. Nina Weeks also placed very well as an alternate individual.

This was the first time since 1992 that Middleton has placed in the dairy judging contest. Middleton would like to thank their advisers for the opportunity to go, Marsing High and Sevy Dairy for the use of their facilities, and Dan Gabica for driving the bus.

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