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District Leaderhip Developments Events


District Chairmen:
Dist. 1: Nichole Hoggatt – Crandall
Dist. 2: Colton Douglas – Bland
Dist. 3: Brian Hicks – Bells
Dist. 4: John Anderson – Anna
Dist. 5: Ryan Pieniazek – Krum
Dist. 6: Lucas Edenfield – Northwest
Dist. 7: John Graf – Plano West

District chairmen are responsible for setting up their individual district contests, checking eligibility of chapters and furnishing district contest results and judges for the Area V contest to Sandy Scheu at simcow@aol.com & Glen Blount at glen.blount@bellsisd.net by 6 PM, Friday, November 12, 2020.

District LDE Contest

  1. Date, Place & Time:
    • District 1 - November 9 - Crandall - 4:00 PM
    • District 2 - November 9 - Greenville - 5:00 PM
    • District 3 - November 11 - Bells - 5:00 PM
    • District 4 - November 10 - Anna - 5:00 PM
    • District 5 - November 9 - Krum - 5:00 PM
    • District 6 - November 10 - TBD - 5:00 PM
    • District 7 - November 10 - Plano West - 5:00 PM
  2. Rules: The rules of the State LDE as they apply on the district level will be the official rules of the contest.
  3. Number of Teams: One team per chapter per contest
  4. Entries: Enter contests at judgingcard.com
  5. Awards: As determined by each district
  6. Order of Participation: To be determined by each district

Area Leadership Development Events


State LDE Committee Member:
Chairman: Glen Blount – Bells (20-22)
Co Chairman: John Anderson – Anna (23-25)

  1. Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  2. Place: Bells High School
  3. Rules: The rules of the State Leadership Development Events as they apply on the Area level will be the official rules of the contest.
  4. Number of Teams: Two teams per district per contest. If a team is unable to participate, the next eligible team should be notified.
  5. Awards: First five places – Pennants and Sweepstakes – banner
  6. Entry Fee: $20.00 per team will be charged to your judgingcard.com account
  7. Enter Contest: judgingcard.com
  8. *****District LDE Winners (1st & 2nd Place) – Ag Issues Portfolio & Job Interview Material must be UPLOADED on judgingcard.com by 6 PM, November 12, 2020. Failure to have material uploaded by deadline will result in disqualification!
  9. Each District Chairman is responsible for securing qualified judges for the Area Contest. These judges may be in or out of the area. See chart below:
    District 6
    Sr Chapter Conducting, Jr Skills, Job Interview & Quiz
    District 7
    Radio, Job Interview, Jr Chapter Conducting, Quiz & Ag Advocacy
    District 1
    Creed, Ag Issues, Sr Chapter Conducting, Job Interview & Quiz
    District 2
    Jr Chapter Conducting, Creed, Ag Issues, Job Interview & Quiz
    District 3
    Sr Skills, Radio, Job Interview, Ag Advocacy & Quiz
    District 4
    Jr Chapter Conducting, Job Interview, Jr Skills, Public Relations & Creed
    District 5
    Sr Chapter Conducting, Sr Skills, Public Relations, Creed & Quiz
  10. Order of participation:
    1. The Greenhand & Senior Quiz must be started between 10 AM & 12 Noon.
    2. CREED SPEAKING CONTEST: Greenhand & Senior Divisions will begin at 10 AM in the order listed below and will run on 10 minutes intervals. Creed speakers will be sequestered at 9:45 AM and must be in the assigned room no later than 10 AM. Failure to be in assigned room WILL result in the forfeit of the 300 points allotted for questions.
    3. Public Relations & Ag Advocacy will run on 20 minute intervals and Radio on 15 minute interval.
    4. All Job Interview participants will need to at the contest by 8:30 AM to fill out the the application portion for the contest.
    5. CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHART  

State Leadership Development Events


  1. Date: Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5, 2020
  2. Place: Sam Houston State University
  3. Rules: State Leadership Development Events Rules
  4. Number of Teams: Two per area in each contest. If a team is unable to participate, they should notify the Area Coordinator as soon as possible so that the next team can be notified.
  5. Entry: Deadline is 5PM on November 30, 2020. Online at – www.judgingcard.com
  6. Note: Ag Issues & Job Interview material MUST be uploaded via judgingcard.com as well

Area Career Development Events


State CDE Committee Member:
Chairman: Ryan Pieniazek - Krum (19-22)
Co Chairman: Luke Parr - Wylie (23-25)
State CDE Committee Chairmen:
Ag Mechanic: Colton Douglas - Bland (20-22)
Horticulture: Tim Closs - Naaman (20-22)
Wildlife: Spenser Adams - Sunnyvale (20-22)
Tractor Tech: Whitney Swinson - Wolfe City (20-22)
Co-Chairmen:
Ag Mechanic: Clint Minnick - S Rayburn (23-25)
Horticulture: Shawn Coyle - Skyline (23-25)
Wildlife: Tanner Smith - Arlington (23-25)
Tractor Tech: Clint Minnick - Sam Rayburn (23-25)
District Chairmen:
Dist. 1: Taylor McAlister – Wylie
Dist. 2: Luke Parr – Blue Ridge
Dist. 3: Brad Schnitker – Gunter
Dist. 4: Kassie Crow – Frisco Heritage
Dist. 5: Blake Hesteande – Pilot Point
Dist. 6: Dallas Renfro – Lake Worth
Dist. 7: Tanner Smith – Arlington

  1. Participation: One team per chapter
  2. Rules: The rules of the State CDEs as they apply on the area level
  3. Date, Place & Entry: CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHART  

State Career Development Events


  1. Qualifying: Qualifying for State CDEs – A minimum of 5 teams and a maximum of 15% of the number of eligible teams participating EXCEPT: Ag Mech (3 teams); Ag Sales (3 teams) Tractor Tech (3 teams).
  2. Rules: State CDE rules apply
  3. Date, Place, Entry & Qualifying Contest: CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHART  

State Scholarship Committee Member:
Chairman: Jennifer Jackson - Wylie (20-22)
Co Chairman: Tracy Blum - Howe (23-25)

  1. Date Applications Due: March 26, 2021 by 5 PM
  2. Place: All Scholarship applications must be complete and delivered (NOT POST MARKED) to Jennifer Jackson at Van Alstyne or Tracy Blum at Howe.
  3. Any applications not received by 5 PM will not be considered.
  4. An Official 3½ year Transcript & Financial Aid Report must accompany all scholarship applications. If these are not provided, the application WILL NOT be considered for a scholarship.
  5. Applications will be pre-scored (except interview) on April 7, 2021 at Van Alstyne, at 2:30 PM.
  6. Date of Interviews: April 17, 2021; Interviews will begin at 8:00 am.
  7. Place: Van Alstyne High School
  8. Interview times will be drawn and advisors will be notified of the interview time for their scholarship candidates. A request to switch scholarship interview time WILL NOT be allowed unless approved by the scholarship committee chairman!!
  9. Each district will have 2 representatives on the pre-scoring & interview committee. Those 2 representatives were selected at Ag Teachers Conference and if they cannot go, they must find their committee replacement to serve.

    2019 Scholarship Scoring & Interview Committee:
    District 1: Lucy Prestwood – Seagoville & Kaelan Drennan – Royse City
    District 2: John Davis – Leonard & Sabrina Davi – Leonard
    District 3: ____________ - __________ & ____________ - __________
    District 4: Taylor McAlister – F Wakeland & Erin Smith – F Centennial
    District 5: Shannon McCuistion – Denton & Ellen Todar – Denton Braswell
    District 6: Linsey Shands – Arl Heights & Elizabeth Slough – Azle
    District 7: Heather Boyt – Plano West & Amanda Tryggvason – Arlington

  10. We will only be interviewing the top 32 applicants or 70% of applicants; whichever is greater.

  1. Date: May 3, 2021, at 4 PM
  2. Place: Farmersville High School
  3. ALL Lone Star Degree Applications MUST be at this check! They will be allowed to be taken home for corrections and must be returned at the Advanced Area Degree & Awards Check on May 9.
  4. Each District needs to send at least 3 teachers to this Lone Star Check. (The ideal is to send 1 teacher with 3 or less years’ experience, 1 teacher of middle experience & 1 tenured teacher.)

District Advanced Degree & Awards Check


(Must have two years teaching experience to serve on committee.)
District Chairmen:
Dist 1: Jessica Watkins - Caddo Mills
Dist 2: Brittany Douglas - Farmersville
Dist 3: Tracy Blum - Howe
Dist 4: Maddi Bramer - Anna
Dist 5: Blake Hesteande - Pilot Point
Dist 6: Elizabeth Slough - Azle
Dist 7: Heather Boyt - Plano West
Co-Chairmen: (will be chair 2021)
Dist 1: Lucy Prestwood - Seagoville
Dist 2: Kasey Naylor - Sam Rayburn
Dist 3: Ronald Blum - Howe
Dist 4: Joe Molina - Prosper
Dist 5: Brent Lankford - Ponder
Dist 6: Brittany Brake - Lake Worth
Dist 7: Larry Kennedy - Garland
  1. District chairmen are responsible for setting up their district degree checks, checking district rosters, seeing that applications from their districts are at the Area Check, seeing that returned materials get back to their fellow district teachers after the check & completing District Degree Results on judgingcard.com of all winners by Tuesday,May 4 by 6 PM.
  2. Date, Place & Time:
    District 1 - April 22 - Kaufman - 5:30 PM (Degree Ck/Talent/Convention)
    District 2 - April 27 - Farmersville - 4:30 PM (Degree Ck/Officer Elections)
    District 3 - April 27 - Howe - 5:30 PM (Degree Ck/Dist Off Elections)
    District 4 - April 27 - Prosper - 5:30 PM (Degree Ck/Dist Off Elections)
    District 5 - April 19 - Valley View - 5:00 PM (Degree Ck/Teachers Only)
    District 6 - April 26 - Azle - 4:00 PM (Degree Ck/Off Elect/Speaking)
    District 7 - April 27 - Arlington - 5:30 PM (Degree Ck/Off Elect/Speaking)
  3. Each district is to select only one John Justin winner to advance to Area. John Justin & Ryan Mott applicants WILL be interviewed. (One of each per district)
  4. Each district is responsible for sending 15 teachers to Area Degree Check. Names are to be submitted to Brittany Douglas by May 4 with committee preferences. Please remind teachers that Star Pre Check will be May 9, at 8:30 AM with interviews beginning at 1 PM.
  5. Each district must furnish 3 judges for the speaking contest. Please submit their names and contact information to Sandy Scheu.
  6. All district chairmen are expected to be at the Area Degree Check until it is over and all information has been properly recorded.

Area Advanced Degree & Awards Check


Area Degree Check Chairmen:
Chairman: Brittany Douglas - Farmersville (20-22)
Co Chairman: jennifer Jackson - Wylie (23-25)
Area V Vice President: Cody Davenport - Arlington Heights
District Degree Check Chairmen

**Area Chairman is responsible for State Degree Check Committee selection.
**The Area Chairman and the incoming chairman will serve on the State Degree Check Committee.

  1. Date: May 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  2. Place: Farmerssville High School
  3. All applications must be at degree check by 8:30 AM or they will be disqualified!!
  4. It is HIGHLY recommended that the user name and password by attached to all applications.
  5. Falsification of any application information will result in disqualification of the applicant on the area level.
  6. Teacher having students or family members involved will not be allowed to serve on the interview committees!!
  7. Star Information: Applications due by 8:30 AM for pre check. Star interviews will begin at 1 PM. Stars will be interviewed by committees of Production, Placement, Agribusiness & Agriscience and will be assigned based on the number of applicants in each division and using the following district rotation schedule:
    District 5 – 1st slot
    District 6 – 2nd slot
    District 7 – 3rd slot
    District 1 – 4th slot
    District 2 – 5th slot
    District 3 – 6th slot
    District 4 – 7th slot
  8. District Degree Check Chairmen or a District Representative should be at the turn-in day before State Degree Check to facilitate any problems. That turn-in day is until noon at Farmersville.

State Advanced Degree, Awards & Scholarship Check


  1. Date: TBD
  2. Place: Tarleton / Stephenville

State Speaking Committee Member:
Chairman: Billy Johnson - Crandall (20-22)
Co Chairman: Jim Bob Bradley - Pottsboro (23-25)

District Speaking Chairmen:
Dist 1: Billy Johnson - Crandall
Dist 2: Kasey Naylor - Sam Rayburn
Dist 3: Jim Bob Bradley - Pottsboro
Dist 4: Tori Hendon - F Reedy
Dist 5: Jennifer Gilbreath - Aubrey
Dist 6: Garrett Briney - Byron Nelson
Dist 7: Caitlin Schmedthorst - Plano East

  1. Date: May 8, 2021
  2. Howe High School
  3. Entry: All entries will be made online at judgingcard.com by 6 PM on May 4, 2021. Entries will be charged to your judgingcard account. Entry fee is $20 per contestant. Late entry fee is $120 and will be accepted until 6 PM on May 6, 2021.
  4. One copy of materials PLUS 3 copies of the abstract MUST be turned in by 8:30 am on the day of the contest.
    ALL required materials must be turned in to compete in the contest!

    Materials include:
    (1) manuscript including cover sheet and complete bibliography, (2) statement of originality, (2) SWCB consultation affidavit form, if applicable.
  5. Contest will begin at 10 AM (first extemp speaker will draw at 9:30 AM with subsequent speakers drawing at 15 minute intervals).
  6. Number of Participants: Two per district (1st & 2nd place) in all contests EXCEPT Senior Prepared, which will be 1st place only in each category.
  7. Rules: The rules of the State Speaking CDEs, as they apply on the area level
  8. Order of participation:
    Dist 1 – 10:00, 10:15
    Dist 2 – 10:30, 10:45
    Dist 3 – 11:00, 11:15
    Dist 4 – 11:30, 11:45
    Dist 5 – 12:00, 12:15
    Dist 6 – 12:30, 12:45
    Dist 7 – 1:00, 1:15
  9. Awards: First three places receive plaques.

Area Talent Contest


  1. Date: May 10, 2021
  2. Place: Texas A&M Commerce Field House
  3. Number of teams: One per district
  4. Rules: Rules of the State Talent Contest as they apply on the Area level.
  5. Awards: First three places receive plaques.
  6. Order of participation: Rotational schedule of District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Agriscience Fair


  1. Date: During the State FFA Convention
  2. Entry Deadline: TBD
  3. Entry: judgingcard.com

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