A weekly roundup of FFA news and events for the week of March 13, 2008

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — Indian Valley FFA at Gnadenhutten had it’s District 8 evaluation Feb. 18 at Buckeye Career Center at New Philadelphia.

The chapter’s treasurer, Jorden Glass, received a gold rating on her treasurer’s book. She is a sophomore and the daughter of Adam and Kathy Long of Port Washington.

Junior Steph Emery, daughter of Sarah Forney of Gnadenhutten, received a gold rating on her secretary’s book.

Shelby Schupp, a junior and the daughter of Todd and Jackie Schupp of New Philadelphia, also received a gold rating on her reporter’s scrapbook.

The officers will receive their gold awards at the FFA state convention May 2-3 at the Expo Center at the Ohio State Fairground in Columbus, Ohio.
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OBERLIN, Ohio — FFA Week at Firelands High School was a success this year. It started Feb. 18. There wasn’t school that day, but the FFA chapter went to the church in South Amherst where they played basketball and ate pizza.

Tuesday included barnyard olympics. During lunch periods in the gym, kids could come down and test their strength by seeing how far they could throw the straw bale; there was also tug of war, hillbilly golf and tractor races.

Wednesday was all about the teachers. Some of the FFA students came in at 6:30 a.m. to make breakfast for the teachers.

Thursday was Driver your Tractor to School Day. There were so many tractors, they filled up the entire back row of the parking lot.

FFA week came to an end on Friday with the petting zoo, including piglets, puppies, goats, ducks, rabbits, a calf, a horse, a draft pony and a dog.

Throughout the day, there were many visitors, including the morning and afternoon kindergarten classes; first- through fourth-grade classes came, as well.

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