The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


March 9, 2013

Students earn top ag honors


ENID, Okla. — Katy Lippoldt

Lippoldt enjoyed success with her projects in 2012. At the Oklahoma Youth Expo, she had the champion bred-and-owned and reserve overall Angus female.

At the state interscholastic competition in Stillwater, she was a member of the state champion parliamentary procedure team for the second year in a row, the state champion livestock evaluation team and completed in the speak-off at the state convention for the second year in a row as 2012 state champion in the animal science prepared public spe-aking division.

“I began the year 2012 by living the first words of the FFA motto ‘Learning to Do’” by practicing each of my Career Development Events with diligence, working with my animals and learning more about agriculture,” Lippoldt said.

She selected to serve as a foundation leadership intern at the State FFA Convention and learned about the work that goes on behind the scenes.

“After being selected as the chapter FFA president, I began to realize the meaning of ‘Living to Serve.’ I continued to enhance my leadership skills at the FFA Alumni Camp, where I was chosen to have a flag part,” she said.

She attended Washington Leadership Conference.

“The chapter officer retreat was the perfect opportunity to share with my fellow officers new ideas for our chapter, and how we can incorporate unique and exciting ideas into our program of activities,” Lippoldt said. “Also, as a member of the Youth Advisory Council, I was put in a position to utilize the leadership, skills I had been practicing at the AFR Youth Leadership Summit.”

At the National Junior Angus Show in Louisville, she placed first with her heifer. The remainder of the summer and the beginning of the school year were spent practicing for the National FFA Livestock Eval-uation Competi-tion.

“My team practiced persistently throughout the summer, taking written tests and presenting oral reasons. I attended the Oklahoma State University Livestock Evaluation Camp, where I was awarded the most outstanding in the group,” Lippoldt said.

“Once we arrived in Indianapolis, our team won the national championship and I was the high individual in oral reasons,” she said.

She attended the American Royal in Kansas City and exhibited a bred-and-owned female that received reserve division honors.

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