A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 16, 2015


CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — On June 23, five Miami Trace FFA members, in cooperation with Great Oaks FFA students, attended the Washington Leadership Conference.

FFA’ers Todd Peterson, Jade Parrish, Quinton Waits, Riley Evans and Bethany Reiterman participated in the leadership conference in Washington D.C., June 23-28, attending leadership development sessions and visiting historical monuments.

They also learned about the Meals of Hope service project, which gives FFA chapters the chance to package meals that will stay within your community.

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ASHLAND, Ohio — Eight members of the Crestview FFA — Maddy Maust, Kelcie Chance, Luke Frazier, Austan Welch, Chris Loughman, Emma Ardis, Brynn Witmer, and Kenzie Workman — attended FFA camp at Camp Muskingum in Carroll County June 22-26.

At camp, members participated in numerous leadership workshops led by the Ohio FFA State Officer Team, and during free time, members could participate in different sports tournaments, public speaking contests, shoot at the shotgun, rifle, or archery range, paintball, and visit the high ropes course.

The Crestview FFA officer team spent June 29-July 1 at the Adventure Center of FFA Camp Muskingum on their officer retreat.
The officers were responsible for developing the chapter’s Program of Activities and discussing ways to improve the chapter as an officer team.

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LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — Three members of the Loudonville FFA attended three different camp sessions during June at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Ohio. June 7-12 was Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp, June 19-22 was Ohio Leadership Camp (OLC) and June 22-26 was the third general session.

Third year FFA member and senior Dustin Regan attended Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Camp on a scholarship from the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District. At week’s end, he placed fifth in an overall test, earning a scholarship of $1,500 to Ohio State University.

Second year FFA member and senior Hannah Purdy attended the Ohio Leadership Camp, and freshman Leah Carnegie attended the third general session. Both camp registrations were paid for by the chapter, as each was among the top five sellers of the fall fruit sale.

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