A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 25, 2008

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA chapter held their monthly meeting Dec. 11 in the horticulture building. The alumni also met at that time.
Several fundraisers and projects are in the works.

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ASHLAND, Ohio — On Dec. 10, the Mapleton FFA Senior and Junior Parliamentary Procedure teams competed at the District II Contest.

The senior team consisted of President Jonni Rohr, Vice President Christine Ritchie, Treasurer Jared Wynn, Secretary Shelby Rohr, Reporter Diana Burton, Student Advisor Brittany Telakowicz, Sentinel Emily McKinley and discussion members Olivia Whitaker, Deandra Lowman and Shelby Emmons.

The senior team placed second with a score of 1,120, qualifying for the State Parliamentary Procedure Contest.

The Junior Parliamentary Procedure Team competed in the first District II Junior Contest. The team included President Hayley Younce, Vice President Stacy Watts, Treasurer Aubrey Edwards, Secretary Kelsey Diederich, Reporter Taylor Dillard, Student Advisor Jeffrey Smith, Sentinel Katie Paramore and discussion members J.J. Pickering, Casey Hildebrant and Katie Mennell.

The team placed third, with a score of 975.12.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — The Black River FFA chapter went Christmas caroling at the Elms Retirement Village and Saint Patrick’s Manor Dec. 12.

The FFA choir sang a variety of songs and the residents enjoyed the Christmas spirit.

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JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — On Dec. 10, the Hillsdale FFA chapter competed at the district Parliamentary Procedure event.

The team placed first overall and qualified to compete at the state level.

The team included Hannah Fulk, Erin Ebert, Kelsey Haas, Jeff Stimmell, Sara Tallmadge, Kelsey King, Kelsey Clark, Michael Shuck, Brittani Baldner-Hill and McKenzie Stimmell.

The chapter also had three classes of Junior Parliamentary Procedure teams which competed at Sub-District level.

Team C placed first and was awarded the chance to compete at the district level where they also placed first overall.

Team C consisted of Morgan Austin, Jordan Haas, Alyssa Zappone, Stephanie Shuck, Luke Ebert, Richard Taylor, Charlene Louis, McKenzie Stimmell, Clay Wolf, Reese Hostetter, Sam Foore and Dylan Mullins.

Team A placed second and Team B placed third.

Team A included Sam Young, Morgan Austin, Josh Amos, Maria Bon, Trevor Badertscher, Kayla Graber, Madison Hays, Michael Markel, Charlene Louis and Jacob Ricer.

Team B included Hunter Cline, Brandon Stoner, Trevor Busch, Cory Rogers, Libby Allenbaugh, Levi Licata, Trevor Cline, Walter Meyer, Brendan Millott, Jordan Burgett, Jon Baker and Seth Hildenbrand.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — On Dec. 16, the Black River FFA held its annual Christmas party. Thirty-five members were in attendance.

There was food and games and the members watched a movie.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA will collect Christmas trees beginning at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

People living at Lea Crest Estates, West Ridge, High Point or living in the villages of New Pittsburg, Lattasburg, Pleasant Home, Congress and West Salem may leave their cleaned trees at the curb in front of their homes for free pickup.

Anyone interested in recycling their Christmas trees and does not live in one of the above villages may drop off their trees at the New Pittsburg Park pavilion or the West Salem Elementary School basketball court.

The FFA will deliver the trees to the West Salem Beagle Club for the protection of rabbits and other wildlife.

This community service will act as a conservation project in a productive way of recycling used Christmas trees. This will be the 21st year for the project.

Do not request pickups after Jan. 6.

Call the FFA at 419-846-3384, ext. 1317 with any questions.

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GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — The Indian Valley FFA was very successful with the 2008 FFA fruit sales.

The students sold 417 half cases of fruit, 111 full cases of fruit, 136 boxes of mixed fruit, 38 fruit gift baskets, 1,575 pounds of apples, 204 cans of mixed nuts and 151 rings of trail bologna.

This year the club added citrus blossom hand cleaner to their sales, and they sold 18 quarts and three gallons of hand cleaner.

The students sold more than $14,500 worth of products.

The students earned commission on their sales to help pay for FFA State Convention, FFA camp, FFA competitions and other activities.

The top salesmen were senior Shelby Schupp, first ($2,100 in sales), daughter of Todd and Jackie Schupp, Tuscarawas and sophomore Cory Decker, second ($1,350 in sales), son of Mike and Brenda Decker, Newcomerstown.

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