Parli Pro team ranks in Top 10 in state

Waterford FFA Parliamentary Procedure team after participating in the state contest at The Ohio State University from left: Mr. Matt Hartline, Ethan Hinton, Stefani Saunders, Breanna Encinias, Leeann Trippett, Anna Jones, Aliah Encinias and Gavinn Tornes.

The Waterford FFA Chapters Parliamentary Procedure Team recently competed in three different contests that lead them to becoming one the best parliamentary procedure teams in the state of Ohio. Parliamentary Procedure teaches students how to run an organized meeting using “Robert’s Rules of Order”.

The sub-district contest was held at Waterford High School where the team placed first, received a “Gold Rating” and advanced to the District Parli Pro Contest, which was held at the Prichard Laughin Civic Center in Cambridge. Here the team went on to place second advancing them to the State Parli Pro Contest for the 14th time in 16 years.

The State Contest was held on Dec. 16 at The Ohio State University main campus. Twenty teams advanced to the State Contest out of approximately 200 teams from across the State of Ohio. At state, during the preliminary round, teams are split into five heats consisting of four teams for each heat and the winner of each heat advances to the finals. The team placed 2nd in their heat, ranking them in the top ten in state.

The Waterford Parli Pro Team consisted of Breanna Encinias, Aliah Encinias, Ethan Hinton, Stefani Saunders, Anna Jones, Leeann Trippett, Gavinn Tornes and Kami Vogt-Wilson. The team was coached by Mr. Matthew Hartline, advisor.