JEROMESVILLE, Ohio – Hillsdale FFA Chapter’s annual parent-member banquet was held April 28 at the high school. Many members were recognized for their achievements.
The evening opened with Kalina Miller and Jill Tyson, both members of the National FFA Chorus, singing “The Power Of The Dream” during a slide show.
The chapter’s distinguished service award was given to Wayne Bartter. Lora Tyson and Karla Fulk received Honorary Chapter Degrees.
Freshmen Bob McNaull and Paul Bicker shared the Star Greenhand award. There was also two outstanding member awards for the Ag I class, Jessica Murray and Katie Flickenger.
Julie Tyson received the Star Chapter Award. The Outstanding Member for the Ag II class is Tiffany Snyder; for Ag III, Linda Snyder and Monica Folks; and for Ag IV, Josh Montgomery.
The Star Agribusiness Award went to Greg McNaull . The agribusiness outstanding member for the junior class was Ryan Heffelfinger, and for the senior class, Mary Bartter.
This past year, the Hillsdale FFA sent two teams to the Big E, in Massachusetts, and one team to the World Dairy Expo, in Madison, Wis. Those members were recognized and congratulated.
The poultry and meats team members who competed at the National FFA Convention this year were also recognized for their efforts.
The guest speaker was the 2000-01 State FFA President Sarah Myers.
Officers installed for 2001-02 are: president, Jessie Fulk; vice president, Monica Folks; secretary, Megan Kauffman; treasurer, Linda Snyder; reporter, Jill Tyson; sentinel, David Weaver; student adviser, Nate Shafer; chaplain, Todd Jackson; historian, Mandy Bisesi; and parliamentarian, Brooke Massie.
At this year’s state convention, the state farm business management team placed third overall. Individually, Greg McNaull finished eighth. Other team members included Luke Eichelberger, David Weaver, Linda Snyder, Jason Hickey, Jeff Butcher, Chad Kenyon, and Kristina Philips.
Julie Tyson won the state extemporaneous speaking contest. Tiffany Snyder finished third in the beginning prepared contest.
Also at the convention, Tyson completed her year as a state FFA vice president.