A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 14, 2013:

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Career and Technical Center senior project presentation day was Feb. 14, and members participated in FFA week Feb. 18-22.

The chapter also supported the Teens for Jeans drive, which ended Feb. 8.

The FFA chapter was present at the center’s 35th anniversary Time Capsule ceremony, and the FFA officers present were introduced to the mayor of Warren.

The chapter held its leadership night Feb. 20-22.

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WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE, Ohio — The Miami Trace FFA agricultural communications team and food science team competed at the state competition held at The Ohio State University Feb. 16.

Members of the Ag Comm team are Katie Frost, Madison Hisey, and Hannah Peterson and the Food Science team are Sarah Boston, Jessica Little, Nicole Straathof, and Judith Straathof.

At this year’s state competition, the ag comm team placed third at state and Frost was the high individual.

The food science team placed ninth at the state competition.

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA sent four members to the district speaking contest Feb. 21.

Liz Overholt competed in the extemporaneous contest, and placed second. She competed at the state competition March 9. Morgan Hoxworth competed in the beginning prepared where she presented a speech titled “Hogs,” and placed fourth. Audrey Ivers competed in the prepared and placed seventh. Lyndsey Davis competed in the in the Creed division and placed eighth.

The Ag Sales team competed at state March 2. The team placed fifth overall, after placing first in the district contest. Individually, Clay Armstrong placed seventh, Liz Overholt placed 27th, Audrey Ivers placed 44th, and Jillian Gurley placed 55th. The West Holmes FFA Ag Sales team also competed at district competition.

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ANDOVER, Ohio — The Pymatuning Valley FFA has recently participated in many different activities. On Feb. 25, a leadership meeting was held with a “Minute To Win It” theme. Members were split into teams and were given a minute to complete different leadership challenges.

On Feb. 26, three members took the trip to Wooster for the district speaking contests. The top two competitors in each division advance to the state contest.

Sara Piper placed second place in the beginning prepared contest, and Holly Pederson also earned second place in the creed contest, securing a spot in the state competition.

Blake Hockran received third place in the extemporaneous competition.

The chapter is also planning to hold an Animal Protective League drive from March 4-15 at the school. A trailer to collect supplies will also be placed around the square on March 16 from 9 a.m. until noon.

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