At Buckeye FFA banquet, Mangun accepts crown of leadership

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Johnna Mangun will be wearing two hats for the Buckeye Career Center FFA Chapter during the coming year.

At the 25th annual Buckeye Career Center FFA Chapter banquet May 23, Johnna was chosen chapter queen and was also installed as the new chapter president.

A daughter of John and Carol Mangun, Johnna is from Carrollton High School and is in the equine management program. The versatile queen also received proficiency awards in the area of beef production and swine production.

In addition, Johnna was honored for being among those recognized for receiving their state degrees May 5 at the state FFA convention.

Others receiving their state degrees were Jeff Aul, Jackie Brannon, Chris Palmer, Tara Mendenhall-Adams, Becky Reidenbach and Adam Palmer.

Kevin Specht, who will receive his American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention this fall.

Kevin Shrader was chosen 2001 king. Members of the royal court were Nicole Fox, Katie Dorsey, Tyrone Brannon and Dustin McMasters

The Buckeye FFA Chapter has developed two Star Chapter awards for each of the junior and senior classes in each program area – the most outstanding and most improved member awards.

Recipients of the most outstanding member awards were: Sue White, floriculture; Travis Smart and Adam Henline, food processing; Ryan Varney and Nick Crawford, landscaping; Jeff Aul and Travis Kollar, ag mechanics; Chris Palmer and Nicole Fox, ag business; Johnna Mangun, equine management; Adam Palmer and Josh Jarrell, natural resources; and Kyle Kinsey, vocational readiness.

Students honored for showing the most improvement in leadership and participation in the classroom lab and the FFA are: Jen Renner, floriculture; Melissa Evans and Ryan Lippencott, food processing; Kyle Carlton and Brittany Hawthorne, landscaping; Mark Fox and Tyrone Brannon, ag mechanics; Lee Slemmer and Mike Ross, ag business; Hannah Watson, equine management; and Becky Reidenbach and Justin Berg, natural resources.

Jackie Brannon of Tusky Valley School, in the ag business program, received the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award. It is presented to recognize achievement in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and supervised agricultural programs.

Proficiency awards were presented to a number of students based on their supervised agricultural experience program. Jackie Brannon placed 4th in the state in the equine management area. She currently owns 16 horses and her responsibilities include training and care of the horses and barn. The top three salespeople in the fruit sales project recognized were Matt Fisher, 55 baskets; Sue White, 21.5 cases and 27 baskets; and April Shafer, 121.5 cases and 11 baskets.

The 2001-2002 officers installed were: Johnna Mangun, president; Tyrone Brannor, vice president; Mallory Matthews, secretary; Nicole Fox, reporter; Travis Kollar, treasurer; Travis Gladman, sentinel; Adam Henline, student advisor; Mark Ziegert, chaplain; Ashley Schaar, community development chair; Katie Dorsey, newsletter editor; Kevin Shrader, student development chair; Josh Jarrell, chapter development chair; Dustin McMasters, photographer.

The new officers presented plaques to the Honorary Chapter Degree recipients, Chris Zoller, Evelyn Moody, Merle Whitis, Sandy Schrader, Caryn Biggs, Frank Corona, and Kaleen Mickley.

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