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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  3/18/2021 2:01:00 PM  

2021 State Awards Day

**** Sent to all High School agriculture teachers and FFA Advisors

Thank you all so much for agreeing to serve as judges for the 2021 Illinois FFA State Awards Day.  For those of you who sent in conflicts for your students, we think we have safely navigated those conflicts with the schedule.  As for the sign up form for judging, the majority of teachers signed up for the morning (9 to 11) time frame, but as we put the conflicts of the students as a higher priority, many of those requests were placed in the 11:30 to 1:30 time frame and some even in later in the day.  We did the best we could. We hope that you understand.  

Please click here to view the schedule for State Awards Day on Saturday, March 27, 2021.  Judges, if you see or notice any conflicts that you may have with any students you are judging, please let me know ASAP.  I can’t always know if you are related to a student or their parent is your doctor or finishing buddy, so please alert me of any of those types of conflicts.  Thank you! If you signed up to judge and did not get assigned, I will be contacting you to see if you are willing to serve as a backup judge if someone were to have something come up.

The link to State Awards: 

Topic: State Awards Day

Time: Mar 27, 2021

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Meeting ID: 956 4062 3216

Passcode: 997143

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Please have students login to the Zoom link at least 10 minutes prior to their assigned interview time (but no more than 20 minutes prior). This will help ensure that we can stay on schedule as best we can for all participants throughout the day.

PLEASE NOTE that when students and judges login, please identify yourself by your room number, then your name and then the area you are competing in or judging.  

For example if I am going to be in Room 3 and I am judging Nursery Operations judge, this is how I would enter my name when I login to Zoom or change my name once I entered Zoom:  

  • 3 - Mindy Bunselmeyer, Nursery Operations Judge

If I am a student in Room 3 and competing in Nursery Operations, here is how I would enter my name:  

  • 3 - Mindy Bunselmeyer, Nursery Operations

Judges, the link to the scoresheets will be emailed to you over the weekend, just like District Proficiency Awards, we are using the AET online scoring system.  We do ask that all judges join the Zoom meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, for instructions and to go over the steps to complete the Proficiency Award judging process.  Judges assigned to later morning or afternoon interviews should plan to rejoin the Zoom session at least 20 minutes prior to their first assigned interview which will allow for the judges to communicate and get yourselves organized with questions, etc.  Any judges who are unable to attend the 8:30 a.m. meeting on Saturday, March 27, 2021, please let me know ASAP and we can arrange another time for an online meeting for those judges who have a conflict with the 8:30 a.m. judges meeting.  

For judging purposes, click here for the Proficiency Award Area Descriptions and click here for the Illinois FFA Advisors Guide.  


2020 State Proficiency Finalist Photo Upload

CONGRATULATIONS to all District Winners that have advanced to interviews on State Awards Day for their proficiency areas. From all of your friends at the FFA Center, we wish you the best of luck!  Be sure they fill out this form to submit a few photos that we can use for the Official Release of State Winners after State Awards Day judging is finalized. 

What questions can I answer for you?  

Again, many, many thanks for your participation, cooperation and understanding as we embark on 2021 State Awards Day. 

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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