ECC students earn honors at National PAS Leadership Conference
Nine students represented Ellsworth Community College proudly last week at the 2013 National Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to the competitions, ECC students and their professor, Kevin Butt, took part in tours and workshops with more than 700 others from several states.
In the career program area contests, here’s how the ECC students placed:
Tim Hamilton of Clarion and Kady Calmer of Manson placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the Career Planning (Power, Structural and Technical Systems) competition. There were seven participants in that event.
Kaitlyn Hill of Marshalltown placed 1st out of 19 participants in the Precision Ag Specialist competition. Kady Calmer placed 9th in this event, and Tim Hamilton placed 10th.
Katie Williams of Eldora placed 2nd out of four participants in the Career Planning (Agricultural Processing & Biotechnology) competition.
Amber Gillmore of Iowa Falls placed 4th out of 10 participants in the Career Progress (Non-Ruminant Animal Systems) competition. She missed 3rd place by a mere two points out of 400.
Nichole Licht of Humboldt placed 8th out of 10 participants in the Career Planning (Agricultural Education Systems) competition.
The ECC Dairy Team (Colton Barnes of Sutherland, Dalton Henze of Albion and Adam Unrath of Hartford, MI) placed 21st out of 22 participants in the Dairy Specialist competition. The team competed in the Livestock Specialists (Beef) contest at the state conference, and missed going to nationals by three points.
PHOTO CAPTION – Several Ellsworth Community College students earned awards at the National PAS competition in Kentucky. Pictured with their awards are, front row, from left, Tim Hamilton, Kaitlyn Hill, Katie Williams and Kady Calmer. Back row, from left, Professor Kevin Butt, Adam Unrath, Dalton Henze, Colton Barnes, Amber Gillmore and Nichole Licht.