A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 30, 2010


SULLIVAN, Ohio — The Black River FFA went caroling at the Elms Retirement Home and St. Patrick Manor Dec. 17. After caroling many FFA members went to the home of one of the members for a Christmas party and gift exchange.

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WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE, Ohio — The Miami Trace FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team competed at state contest and brought home honors.

The eight members of the Miami Trace team are: Rachel McClish, Emily Ratliff, Terry Perkins, Sarah Peterson, Daniella Straathof, Landon Gibbs, Tanner Mick, Jamie Payton and alternates Judith Straathof and Jessica Little.

The “parli pro” team worked hard to earn their spot at the state contest. On Nov. 22, the team placed first out of five teams competing at their sub-district contest. The next week, Miami Trace won their district contest, which qualified them to go on to state. The team placed second in their heat at the state contest Dec.18.

Miami Trace FFA Ag Communications Team has had a successful season. The five members of Miami Trace’s agriculture communications team this year were Ben Hisey, Madison Hisey, Charlie Miller, Katie Frost and Hannah Peterson.

The team first competed at a district contest at Felicity High School and placed first, which qualified them to go on to the state contest where they placed sixth. All five members of the team were first-year participants in the contest.

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WATERFORD, Ohio — The Waterford FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team recently competed in three different contests that lead them to becoming one of the best parliamentary procedure teams in the state of Ohio.

Parliamentary Procedure teaches students how to run an organized meeting using “Robert’s Rule’s of Order.”

The sub-district contest was held at Warren High School where the team placed first, received a “Gold Rating” and advanced to the District Parli Pro Contest, which was held at Gallia High School. Here the team went on to place first advancing them to the State Parli Pro Contest for the eighth year in a row.

The State Contest was held Dec. 18 at The Ohio State University. Twenty teams advanced to the State Contest out of approximately 200 teams from across Ohio.

At state, during the preliminary round, teams are split into five heats consisting of four teams for each heat and the winner of each heat advances to the finals.

The team placed first in their heat, advancing them to the state finals. In the finals the team finished second overall, advancing them to the “Big E” or Eastern States Exposition held in West Springfield, Mass., this September.

The state Parliamentary Procedure contest was sponsored by Steve R. Rauch, Inc., of Dayton.

The Waterford Parli Pro Team consisted of Cameron Bookman, James Whalin, Blake Campbell, Katrina Ford, Kelsey Pugh, Jessica Coulter, Cassie Campbell and Autumn Hendershot. The team was coached by Mr. Matthew Hartline, adviser.


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