MINERVA, Ohio — Minerva High School FFA held its monthly meeting Oct. 28.
They discussed the treasurer’s report and the secretary’s minutes. They also discussed the committee reports which includes T-shirt and fruit sale committees. T-shirts will be $10, and they are the same style as last year.
The fruit sales ended Nov. 10. Shrimp sales will start after the holidays.
The parliamentary procedure team has been practicing for the contest at the end of November.
Raber is currently attending Wilmington College. Chad is the son of Don and Debbie Raber of Salem, Ohio. He was one of the 3,341 American Degrees out of more than 500,000 FFA members in America.
United FFA adviser Doug Sutton, and his wife Valerie, took 18 United and six Southern Local FFA members, and their adviser Shelley Pirogowicz, to Indianapolis for the three-day convention.
On the way to Indianapolis, students visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force. While in Indianapolis, the group visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The convention was held in Indianapolis from Oct. 21-25.
The first stop was at The Ohio State University College of Agriculture and Ohio Stadium. They also toured the Wright-Paterson National Air Force Museum and then continued onto Indianapolis.
Eric Billman represented Norwayne FFA chapter by singing in the National Talent Contest.
Member Jesse Rose received the golden key of the American FFA Degree. This is the highest honor that the National FFA can bestow upon a member.
Earning the degree means Bolden is one of a select group of individuals to be recognized for years of academic and professional excellence.
Thirteen members of the Western Reserve took part in the convention.
Three members of the chapter, Tim Gresser, Terry Nickles and Paul Mercer, received the American Degree Award.
Members spent time at the career show and visiting more than 350 exhibitors.
Members Rachael Gortner, Lisa Zavesky, Danae Mulligan, Jessica Wellert, Kelsey Bowers, Alison McGinnis, Kayleigh Rupert, Chris Thomas, David Devore, Nathan Garver, Bruce Maximovich, Matt Dillon, Jerrin Hill, Tori Campbell, Katie Kidd, Brittany Mowrer and Katryna Ousley attended the event.
Members attended sessions Thursday and Friday and heard the retiring addresses from National FFA officers Becky Sullivan, Kari Boettcher and Morgan Parker.
The American Degree is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes Elwood’s demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, productions, processing and service programs.
Elwood is the son of Rhonda and Dan Elwood.
His agricultural education instructors and FFA advisers were Tim Niemeyer and Kevin Kremer.
Elwood received a gold American Degree key and a certificate to commemorate the achievement, one of only 3,133 to be recognized in 2008.
During the lunch blocks, Schmitz talked with the Southeast FFA officer team about new techniques to enhance the chapter FFA.