CSU, Chico

College of Ag Hosts Mock Parliamentary Procedure and Creed Speaking Contest

College of Ag Hosts Mock Parliamentary Procedure and Creed Speaking Contest

On Feb. 1, the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture hosted its Annual Parliamentary Procedure and Creed Speaking contest. The contest welcomes FFA chapters from across the state. It is coordinated and judged by Chico State students with the help of Professors Brad Dodson and Mollie Aschenbrener.

"This contest is one of my favorites," said Dodson. "I think that it's an awesome opportunity for high school students to learn how to engage in a professionally run meeting and articulate their opinion on various topics. It also gives them a chance to gain a little more practice in preparation for the state qualifying competitions coming up in March."

Thirteen novice and 14 advanced FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams competed, as well as 40 Creed speakers. The Creed contest is limited to high school freshmen agriculture students. The students memorize the FFA Creed written by E.M. Tiffany. They are judged on how they deliver the creed and respond to three questions posed by the judges.

The Parliamentary Procedure contests began at 9 a.m. and continued until around 6 p.m. When results were announced, Liberty Ranch FFA Chapter from Galt placed first in the novice category, and Sierra FFA Chapter from Tollhouse placed first in the advanced category. In the Creed Speaking contest, a student from Esparto FFA chapter placed first. 

The College of Agriculture will host its Superior Region contest for Parliamentary Procedure, Extemporaneous Speaking, Prepared Public Speaking, Creed Speaking, Scrapbooking, Impromptu Speaking and Job Interview March 21-22. The winners of those contests will then qualify to compete at the California State FFA Conference in April.

February 12, 2013