SULLIVAN, Ohio — Members of the Black River FFA participated in the state leadership night hosted by Northwestern High School and the Ohio FFA State Officers. The leadership night’s theme was “communication, and working together to achieve a goal.” The officers led the students through a variety of workshops promoting leadership and teamwork.

Those who attended the evening included: Madison Edwards, Brandon Heath, Sierra Sturgill, Meghan Gallagher, Sierra Bourdess, Rachael Holt, Eric Cordonnier, Joey Rochford, Callee Aviles, Hannah Moskal, and Tony Strojin.

Throughout the evening, members had the opportunity to work together with FFA members throughout Medina and Wayne counties. One workshop focused on unscrambling words that led to the theme of how farmers will feed the world’s population.

Another activity mentioned was an article about “Paying it Forward” and how that affects a person’s self-worth and appreciation. In addition, each student had to share a goal that would help their community. The FFA members enjoyed meeting fellow members from other schools and working together to accomplish common goals.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA has had another successful year selling sausage. On Jan. 30, members gathered at Heffelfinger Meats to make the sausage.

Members David Miley, TJ Cromer, Brock Tegtmeier, Kierstyn Wood, Katie Stull, Austen Wood, Cody Tegtmeier, Philip Eberly, Debbie Eberly, Shania Reed, Spencer Deming, Derek Hudson, Marshall Geiger, Brianna Faltisco, McKayla Linscott, Maria Chellis, David Miley, Jessie Bair and Cody Morrow, helped with sausage.

Northwestern FFA Alumni and Friends who assisted were John Johnson, Lynn Bridenstein, Sarah Maximovich, Rachelle Howman, Zane Dilyard, Greg Dague, Steve Chio, John Eberly, Becca Harbaugh, Ken Wood, Laura Wood, Brian Bowers, Ashley Cromer, Sarah Flinn, Mary Flinn and FFA Advisers Heather Tegtmeier and Dan Fulk. The chapter sold a little more than 2 tons of sausage.

In a separate event, Jan. 11, Ohio FFA Officers Alyssa McQuiston and Lesley Shanahan, hosted a leadership night at Northwestern High School. Nearly 200 FFA members from Triway, Smithville, Norwayne, Buckeye, Hillsdale, Pymatuning Valley and Northwestern  attended and participated in small group activities run by state officers.



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