Two Entomology Teams Shine at State Contest

posted Jan 31, 2014, 12:31 PM by webmaster district   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 12:31 PM ]
  
The DeKalb FFA entomology team placed first in the senior division of a state competition Saturday. From left are LeAnna Shearer, Leah Hefty, Kylee Stout and Ellen Shearer.
       
The Jackson Blue Ribbons 4-H Club entomology team placed second in the junior division of a state competition Saturady From left are Gabe Hefty, Sydney Hefty and Nate Fillenwarth.

WEST LAFAYETTE — The DeKalb FFA and Jackson Blue Ribbons 4-H Club teams earned high honors in the state entomology competition Saturday at Purdue University.

The DeKalb FFA team of Leah Hefty, Ellen Shearer, LeAnna Shearer and Kylee Stout placed first in the state in the senior division. Individually, Hefty placed second, Ellen Shearer placed third, LeAnna Shearer placed fourth, and Kylee Stout placed 15th.

The 4-H team of Gabe Hefty, Nate Fillenwarth and Sydney Hefty placed second in the junior division. Individually, Gabe Hefty placed fourth, Fillenwarth placed fifth and Sydney Hefty placed ninth.

Competitors studied 150 beneficial and harmful insects. In the competition, they were required to identify 50 adult and immature insects with their common names and orders. Contestants also took a 25-question quiz on the metamorphosis, habitat and control of the insects.

Article posted by The Star on Thursday, January 30, 2014