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  • FFA speaking contests held

    Riley Banker|Mar 2, 2023

    The Bearlodge FFA partnered with the Crook County Farm Bureau to put on a speaking contest on Feb. 21. This allowed speakers from Sundance and Moorcroft to compete in the creed, prepared and extemporaneous speaking. Kimberly Robinson won the eighth-grade creed contest, Madeline Fleenor won the freshman creed contest and Jaylin Mills placed second, Cana Ruonavaara won the prepared speaking contest and Lindsey Fosheim won the extemporaneous, with Curtis Hanslik being granted second. Students will...

  • Horse evaluation team takes trip to Stock Show

    Riley Banker|Feb 2, 2023

    The FFA horse team made our way over to the Black Hills Stock Show to take a look at the ranch riding and reigning contestants competing. We watched a few classes to practice our judging skills and brush up on using a scorecard. We also met with Jeremy Knoles, Justin Johnson and Trisha Price. All three of these individuals are very well known in the equine industry, and Jeremy and Johnson are both certified AQHA judges. Trisha is the face of Equibrand and does a lot of marketing for Classic...

  • Sundance/Bearlodge FFA News

    Riley Banker|Nov 10, 2022

    FFA horse evaluation team takes on the NILE On Oct. 16 and 17, the Sundance/Bearlodge FFA horse evaluation team traveled to Billings, Montana to partake in the NILE livestock show FFA/4 H judging contests. Autumn Groth placed fourth in the senior division in horse and Tessa Sanderson was high individual in the junior division. The team placed eighth overall and beat the other Wyoming teams that participated. The team also placed respectively in the Livestock contest. Sundance FFA goes to...