FFA LEADERSHIP: Southwestern FFA members participating in leadership contests were, from left to right, sophomore Johnathan Stockdale, junior Cassandra Rudolph, sophomore Tessa Bowling and seventh-grader David Rudolph. (Submitted photo)
FFA LEADERSHIP: Southwestern FFA members participating in leadership contests were, from left to right, sophomore Johnathan Stockdale, junior Cassandra Rudolph, sophomore Tessa Bowling and seventh-grader David Rudolph. (Submitted photo)
Southwestern Middle-Senior High School FFA members participated the District 12 Leadership Development Contest on Tuesday.

The event is comprised of 25 different leadership contests. FFA members from 12 different schools competed and Southwestern sent students to three events.

Cassandra Rudolph and Tessa Bowling competed in an animal science demonstration. The pair developed a demonstration on how to give shots to an animal. They placed fourth out of 10.

Johnathan Stockdale competed in the essay contest. The topic this year was “In your opinion, what technological advancement in the last 20 years has made the biggest impact on food production? Why?” He was allotted 90 minutes for the contest, with 30 minutes for research and 60 minutes for writing. He placed fourth out of six competitors.

David Austin Rudolph competed in the junior high division of animal science demonstrations. He created a demonstration on how to palpate a rabbit to determine if it is pregnant. He placed third out of five competitors.