A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 28, 2010

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ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter held a chapter competition for the Job interview CDE. Members who competed for the Division 3 position were Whitney Mullins, Tess Marks and Kim Holcomb.

The winner of the competition was Holcomb and she will be going to the district competition Feb. 18 at Federal Hocking High School.

Members who will be competing in the job interview contest include: Division 1, Xavier Justice; Division 2 is unknown at this time; Division 3, Kim Holcomb; Division 4, Heather Ghould and Division 5, Jacob Hedrick.

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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Blackhawk FFA placed first in the state FFA Demonstration Contest at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show.

The Demonstration, titled “The Power of Poop” showed how to construct and use small scale methane digesters to produce methane gas for a whole variety of uses.

Team members included Sarah Barnhart, Megan Powers, Christian Berchtold and Joe Diebec. The offstage assistant was Ashley Elliott.

The group from Blackhawk and Beaver County CTC met with District 14 Representative Jim Marshall and toured the state capital.

Blackhawk FFA Adviser is Howard Leslie and Beaver County CTC FFA Adviser is Dave Hanczar.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — Members of the Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter participated in the 22nd annual Christmas tree pick-up for the community Jan. 5.

Members Tessa Hershey, Chris Thomas, Jessica Wellert, Dave Devore, Sarhra Flinn, Matt Priest, and Willie Frankenberg went to Lea Crest Estates, West Ridge, High Point, the villages of New Pittsburg, Lattasburg, Pleasant Home, Congress, and West Salem to pick up the trees.

The group gave the trees to the West Salem Beagle Club for recycling. The trees will be used for wildlife protection.

Parli competition. On Dec. 20, the parliamentary procedure team traveled to Columbus for the state competition and competed against 19 other teams.

The team of Sabrina Johnson, Karly Berry, Tessa Hershey, Chris Thomas, Katryna Ousley, Zane Dilyard, Sarhra Flinn, Zach Hottel, Travis Clark, and Jessica Wellert finished third in the first round of the competition.

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