The Warsaw FFA chapter recently competed in the State Welding Career Development Event (CDE) that took place Dec. 4 at J. Everett Light Career Center in Indianapolis. The Advanced team placed fourth in the state out of 70 teams. For individual placings, Cadence Gibson placed fourth and Anthony Taylor placed 24th out of 124 individuals in the Advanced FFA division. The Beginning team placed third in the state out of 64 teams. For individual placings, Alyssa (Ace) Krichbaum placed 12th and Rylan Cooper placed 17th out of 120 individuals in the Beginning FFA division. For the Beginning FFA Division, students had to complete an industry written test along with performing several types of arc welds such as Arc Lap, Arc Butt, Arc Tee and Arc Vertical Up. For the Advanced FFA Division, students had to complete an industry written test along with performing several types of Arc and Mig welds such as Arc Lap, Arc Butt, Mig Vertical Up Tee, Mig Vertical Down and Mig Pipe to Plate. Jeremiah Paseka, Kole Komdeur and Chapter FFA Advisor Jacob Riley coached the team. These Warsaw FFA members will be recognized for their efforts at the Indiana FFA State Convention in June. Pictured (L to R) are Alyssa Krichbaum, Rylan Cooper, Cadence Gibson and Anthony Taylor.