Roundup of FFA news for March 23, 2017

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Four West Holmes FFA members participated in a leadership lock-in Feb. 25, at Union Local.

Attendants were Travett Boughman, Lexi Ogi, Hannah Goines, and John Hughes. They participated in six sessions, focusing on character, virtues, goals, passion, decisions, and actions, as well as other activities.

On March 7, the chapter held its first donkey basketball tournament. Four teams participated: teacher/community members, FFA members, student body, girls sports, and boys sports.

The participants played four games total, with the teacher/community member team as the winner.

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WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE, Ohio — The Miami Trace FFA chapter held the annual invitational and District 9 Career Development Event Judging Contest March 11, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

A total of 870 students competed in agronomy, dairy cattle, milk quality products, equine management, general livestock, and poultry evaluation.

Miami Trace FFA placed fifth in agronomy, first in agronomy middle school, seventh in dairy cattle, 18th in equine management and 30th in general livestock judging.

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WATERFORD, Ohio — Four members of the Waterford FFA chapter recently competed in the District 10 Public Speaking contest at Gallipolis High School. Torie Bosner placed fourth overall in beginning prepared and received a silver rating.

Aliah Encininas placed sixth in extemporaneous and received a bronze rating. Katelyn Huck placed second in freshman creed, received a gold rating and advanced to state.

Leeann Trippett placed first, received gold rating and advanced to state.

The state public speaking contest was held March 4 at Marysville High School. Katelyn Huck placed in the top 16 in the freshman creed contest. Leeann Trippett placed fourth in the advanced creed contest.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — On March 3, the Black River FFA chapter was represented by Cooper Sprinkle and Eric Cordonnier at the State Agricultural Power Diagnostics Career Development Event at the University of Northwestern in Lima.

Sprinkle and Cordonnier earned a 12th place finish out of 105 teams. In addition, both tied for 24th place individual out of 615 participants.

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — On March 9 , five members of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter traveled to the Ohio Statehouse to participate in the Ohio CTE Showcase in the Statehouse Atrium.

During the event, the students set up a display highlighting the activities in the food science department and interacted with senators and representatives, along with administrators and students from other CTE programs around Ohio.

The members answered questions about the food science program and handed out samples of food products they had made during the current school year through their classroom and lab activities. These included maple syrup, protein bars and whole grain granola.

Participants included seniors Jacob Ratcliff and Kylie Lathey, along with sophomores Katie Shelby, Gabby Wycinski and Cody Clark.

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