A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 1, 2010

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — The Wilmington Area FFA finished the 2009-2010 school year at the Pennsylvania State University during State FFA Activities week bringing home many awards.
Sixteen FFA members traveled to University Park to compete in a variety of competitions, but the biggest winners of the week were the members of the livestock judging team. Team members: Dylan Martin, Kaitlin Martin, Jenny Ratvasky, and Jackie Thompson won first place in and will represent Pennsylvania at the national competition in October held in Indianapolis held during the National FFA Convention.
In individual competition, Dylan Martin placed second, Ratvasky garnered fifth, and Kaitlin Martin took home sixth place. This will be the first time a team from Wilmington will compete at the national level.
In addition, the horse judging team placed sixth overall in team competition with Lauren Martin placed 11th as an individual. Members of the team also included Katy Styer, Natalie Styer and Morgan Urban.
Devin Sharek and Chad Wilson competed individually in dairy judging, and Ryan Martin placed 11th in tractor driving.
Jake Smith, Mike Skiba and Marc Lehmann competed individually in wildlife. Autumn Lilly placed 11th in the Creed Speaking contest and earned a gold award.
During the convention chapter delegates also met, Kaitlyn Hovis represented Wilmington, and discussed issues that are currently facing the state association.
The chapter scrapbook took the top award as well earning the chapter a plaque and a monetary award.
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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Seven members of the Zane Trace FFA chapter recently attended summer camp at FFA Camp Muskingum near Carrollton, Ohio.
During the five-day camp, the group joined more than 280 other FFA members from around the state and learned how to become better leaders and citizens through workshops led by the Ohio FFA officers and guest speakers.
In addition to the leadership sessions, students participated in a variety of activities, including golf, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, shooting sports, paintball, and team sports tournaments.
DJ Jordan and Taylor Newland, two of the older ZT FFA members, also took part in a camp service project during which they helped restore a community playground in the nearby town of Carrollton.

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