The Northwestern Urban Soil Judging Team has worked hard this year, preparing for contests and it paid off with a national contest qualification. The team of Cody Morrow, Cody Tegtmeier, Michael Nutter, Austen Wood and alternate Beth Kanzeg won fist place at both the county and district contests. At the state contest Oct. 14, the team placed second overall, qualifying them for the national judging contest in Oklahoma City in the spring. Pictured are Tegtmeier (left), Morrow, Wood and Nutter.