CASSTOWN — At the January FFA meeting, the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter held its annual chili cook-off competition. Members were given the challenge of working in teams to create a chili to submit to the judges for evaluation. They had to provide their recipe and were evaluated on taste.
Winners of the competition included two categories. The Judges Choice Winner was a tie between the team of Aliegha Ulsh and Blake Snyder with their bean-based red chili and Ashley Hawkins and Bailey Buck with their tomato based chili. The People’s Choice Winner was Emma Linn and Alex Isbrandt with their stewed tomato chili. Additional contest participants included Jessica Copeland, Zach and Colton Kowalak and Carly Gump.
All winning teams and participants received an FFA T-Shirt. Judges for the event were the Miami East High School custodial staff of Les Kinder, Richard Hague and Hannah Ivey.