A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 24, 2016


MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter sent 10 members to the District 8 trap shoot at the Jefferson County Sportsmen’s Club Nov. 5.

Team 1 consisted of Braiden Bower, Dylan Landon, Ethan Reining, Jeffery Giauque and Lucas Shaum. Team 2 consisted of Jake Donaldson, Brevon Barns, Tyler Lyons and Jarrett Snow.

The members went through two rounds of shooting five shots at five different stations. Team 2 placed eighth with a score of 141 and Team 1 placed 16th with a score of 110.

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ASHLAND, Ohio — On Nov. 8 the Crestview FFA chapter held its annual alumni appreciation dinner. Community members belonging to the chapter’s alumni organization were invited to the school for a dinner prepared by members as well as a presentation.

Ten members cooked and served the meal then recapped the activities the chapter participated in.

Forty Crestview FFA members traveled to the Adario Cemetery Nov. 10 for the chapter’s annual community service day. Students spent the day assisting Butler township trustees and workers in spreading gravel around gravestones.

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BERLIN, Ohio — Each year Hiland FFA participates in a community service project. The first community service of this school year was thank-a-farmer.

The chapter gave farmers bologna and cheese, cut into pieces; an apple; two cookies; and a drink.

The FFA members who took part in this community service were Sierra Conway, Hayleigh Scheufler, Parker Stutzman, Miguel Tapia, Tallie Troyer, Lexi Raber, Cheryl Yoder and Diane Yoder.

Another community service Hiland FFA chapter participates in is act of kindness. So far the club has cleaned 116 windows in Berlin. Also in the fall, the club rakes leaves.

The FFA members who help with this community service were Carson Feikert, Bailey Engstrom, Morgan Miller, Stutzman, Brandon Raber, L. Raber, C. Yoder and D. Yoder.

Natalie Lovell, Troyer and Tanner Neuschwander went with Ms. Albright in October to Indianapolis for the FFA National Convention.

The trip was a five-day stay in Indianapolis. The first stop of the day was at Six Star+ Whitetails. The next stop was at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour in Dearborn, Michigan.

The next stop was at the Sechler’s Pickle Plant in Saint Joe, Indiana.

The Hiland FFA students also visited and toured Don Schumacher Racing and Fleece Performance.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — Twelve members of the Black River FFA traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 89th National FFA Convention Oct. 18-22; Joey Rochford, Sierra Sturgill, Callee Aviles, Cori Aviles, Ray Dean, Sora Edwards, Matti O’Farrelly, Hannah Moskal, Sam Williams, Tony Strojin, John Bricker, Collin Burnett and advisor, Mrs. Howard.

They competed in the National FFA Invitational Quiz Career Development Event. The senior team consisting of Sierra Sturgill and Callee and Cori Aviles who earned 13th place in the nation.

The second senior team earned 28th place and consisted of John Bricker, Collin Burnett and Tony Strojin.

The junior team was Hannah Moskal, Sora Edwards, Ray Dean, and Matti O’Farrelly, they also earned 28th place in their age division.

During the second general session, seniors, Sierra Sturgill and John Bricker represented the Black River FFA chapter on stage as we were recognized for receiving a 3-Star Gold Rating in the National Chapter Award recognition program.

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WATERFORD, Ohio — Blake Campbell was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.

Campbell is a member of the Waterford FFA chapter and his agricultural education instructor and FFA adviser is Matt Hartline.

Campbell is the son of Joe and Bridget Campbell and is currently majoring in agriscience education at Ohio State University.

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HANOVERTON, Ohio — Nineteen members of the United FFA chapter traveled to Ashland High School for an FFA Leadership Night activity Nov. 11. There were games such as corn hole, bingo with FFA terms, ping-pong and leadership training activities.

The two state officers ran the program; Mary Buehler and Ryan Matthews. Buehler and Matthews lead the group activities teaching the members about potential and how to be good leaders.


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