A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 7, 2012:

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SALINEVILLE, Ohio — The Southern Local FFA chapter attended the 84th state FFA convention in Columbus May 3 and 4. Twenty members visited the career and trade show and had the opportunity to hear motivational speakers at the convention.

Adam Sevek (treasurer), Lindsay Bonam (reporter) and Mikaela Bentley (secretary) received chapter officer awards for their gold rated officer books at the convention.

In addition, Sevek received the State FFA Degree, the highest degree that the state FFA association can award.

He is the son of Ronald and Stephanie Sevek of Salineville and is four-year member of the FFA chapter. He has served as chapter treasurer for the past two years, and was recognized as the 2012 Star Chapter Farmer and the 2011 outstanding third year FFA member at Southern Local. Sevek also received the 2012 Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award recognizing leadership, academic success and agricultural work.

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LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — The Loudonville FFA chapter held its annual Safety Day at C.E Budd School. Raelyn Fliger brought in her market steer and Kourtney Hill brought in her quarter-horse for the animal safety portion. Tyler Brown, Wyatt Stake, Ian Timmons, and Zach Lozier instructed students on ATV/dirt bike safety.

Nathan Wolgamott, Samantha Spreng and Caleb Ross taught students about canoeing and lifejacket safety. Shana Esselburn and Tanner Macaulay taught 9-1-1 basics. A station describing FFA and its purpose was also used in the rotation.

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA hosted the Mid Ohio Lamb Classic May 26. This is the sixth year the FFA has hosted the Jackpot Lamb Show and this year there were 127 lambs present from all over Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The West Holmes FFA also participated in the Nashville Memorial Day Parade. The member that were involved were; Haylee Mackey, Samantha Krejci, Harlie Spurlock, Dylan Holloway, Chris Patterson, Grayson Miller, Mandy Taylor, Dustin Niehaus, Wyatt Gardner, Lexi Kinstle, Liz Overholt, Beth Klein, Brandon Miller, Atlee Miller, James Friend, Kara Leadbetter, Shyann Kick, Megan Miller, and Elise Neville.

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ANDOVER, Ohio — The 52nd annual Pymatuning Valley FFA banquet was held May 10 in the Pymatuning Valley High School gymnasium. Master of ceremonies was Tyler Gruskiewicz, 2011-12 president.

State and district awards were then awarded to several members.

State FFA band, Jason Krulilc, Jessica Krulic, Rebecca Dillon and Jessica McConnell; equine management team, Kendell Fleming and Trina Jones; treasurer book, district and state gold, Abbey Pike; secretary book, district silver, Randi McCallister; beginning creed, district silve, Sara Piper; beginning prepared, district third silve, Blake Hockran; advanced creed, district third silver, Jessica Krulic; State degree, Jessica Krulic; state agriscience fair, zoology, silver, Ashlee Heath; state agriscience fair, food science, silver, Jessica Krulic.

The Parliamentary Procedure team received fourth place along with a silver rating in districts. The team consisted of: Tyler Gruskiewicz, Jessica Krulic, Tricia Lautenan, Jason Krulic, Randi McCallister, Blake Hockran, Abbey Pike, Sydney Fee, Elizabeth Coltman and Ashlee Heath.

Star award recipients were: Star AgriScience, Jessica Krulic; Star AgriBusiness, Tyler Gruskiewicz; Star AgriPlacement, Kendall Fleming; Star Greenhand, Rebecca Dillon, Sara Piper, Allison Crouch, Andrew Holden; and Star Chapter, Jason Krulic.

The 2012-2013 senior officer team consists of: President, Jessica Krulic; vice president, Abbey Pike; secretary, Randi McCallister; treasure, Sara Piper; news reporter, Rebecca Dillon; sentinel, Blake Hockran; student adviser, Nikki McGlaughlin; parliamentarian, Ashlee Heath; and chaplin, Montana O’Baker.

The Pymatuning Valley FFA ride-in took place May 24. All of the money raised went towards the Jeffery B. Meddock Scholarship Fund.

FFA members from the Pymatuning Valley High School took part in Adopt-A-Highway May 13.

Pymatuning Valley’s annual Kiss-A-Critter event took place May 24. All of the proceeds raised are being donated to the American Cancer Society.

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