A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 28, 2013:

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — On Feb. 16, the Hillsdale FFA Food Science Team competed at the state food science competition at The Ohio State University’s Parker Food Science Building.
In the food science career development event, students identify aromas, handle customer complaint letters, identify good manufacturing practice violations, conduct taste tests and take a test on food industry knowledge. The team placed third in the state, and individually, Sarah Bookman placed second, Laura Yeater placed 17th, Keayla Harr placed 43rd and Megan Poynter placed 46th.
Bookman received a $2,000 scholarship from The Ohio State University.
On Feb. 11, the Hillsdale FFA competed in the sub-district public speaking career development event at Plymouth High School. Timber Stoops placed third in the creed speaking competition in which she delivered the five-paragraph FFA creed and answered questions.
Harr placed first in the extemporaneous public speaking career development event, where she was given 30 minutes to write a 4-6 minute speech on a drawn topic and then present it to judges and answer questions.
Bookman placed first in the prepared speaking contest where she delivered a 7-minute speech titled “Agriculture Education; the Roster is Getting Bigger.”
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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Recently, members of the Zane Trace FFA chapter participated in these career development events: ag sales, agriculture and industrial diagnostics and food science.
The ag sales team consisted of senior Audrey Hoey and freshmen Emily McCain, Bobby Orr and Jacob Boggioni. The team placed 10th in District 7.
The agriculture and industrial diagnostics systems team consisted of junior Micah Cox and freshman Kevin Daubenmire. They placed eighth in the District 7 contest.
The food science and technology team consisted of Beau Bilek, Eva Bugg, Kassandra Dalton and Jessie Proehl. The team earned the opportunity to compete at the State level by placing first in the District 7 contest in November. The team placed sixth in the state out of 20 participating teams. Junior Kassandra Dalton led the team by placing fourth out of 80 individuals.
Secretary Hunter Hardman, treasurer Amber Ginter and reporter Stephanie Glass received news that their officer books had been awarded gold ratings during the District 7 FFA evaluation.

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