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    The Iola High School FFA dairy cattle team took home second place at the Kansas State Career Development Event in Manhattan. Members are, from left, Torre DePreist, Hannah Gardner, Annika Hobbs and Karson McGraw. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMANDA STRICKLER
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    The Iola FFA livestock judging team took home third overall, led by high individual Brody Nemecek, left. Nemecek also secured the top reasons score. He is with teammates Jillian Keller, who took fourth overall, and Karson McGraw.
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    The vet science team at Iola High School FFA consists of, from left, Levi Meiwes, Audrey Coltrane, Becca Sprague and Jacob Eyster. Not pictured is Iola’s meats judging team of Brody Nemecek, Lorie Carpenter and Jillian Keller.
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    The IHS food science team of Jacob Eyster, Casen Barker, Isabella Duke and Annika Hobbs.
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    The Iola poultry judging team members are, from left, Levi Meiwes, Audrey Coltrane, Lorie Carpenter and Becca Sprague.

Iola High School FFA team does great at state

MANHATTAN — Iola High School’s FFA chapter brought home several top awards at the Kansas State FFA Career Development Event, which ran Sunday through Tuesday at K-State University.

The IHS dairy cattle team, buoyed by Hannah Gardner’s third-place finish individually, captured second place.

The livestock squad, led by Brody Nemecek’s top individual overall score and the best reasons mark, took home third place.

The food science team finished 10th overall, the vet science squad placed 19th in the silver division, and the poultry team took 19th in the bronze division.

The students are under the guidance of adviser Amanda Strickler.

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