A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 25, 2010


JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Hillsdale FFA placed eighth at state nursery and landscaping contest on March 3. Individual places were Jeff Stimmell, sixth; Hannah Shock, 10th; and Kelsey King, 16th.

Members competed in the State Job Interview and Agricultural Sales Career Development events March 6 at Tolles Technical Center in Plain City. Sarah Bookman competed in Division I for freshman and placed second . Kelsey Eberly competed in Division III for juniors and placed eighth.

In the Agricultural Sales CDE, Hillsdale placed 10th at the state contest. Team members were Tiffany Heiby, Morgan Austin, Seth Ebert and Brittany Baldner-Hill.

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HANOVERTON, Ohio — The United FFA recently held new officer elections for the 2010-2011 school year. New officers are president, Kalene Worth; vice president, Luke Mattevi; treasurer, Alex Hull; secretary, Brittany Bell; reporter, Jenna Daggy; student adviser, Preslee Johnson; and sentinel, Chad Mercer.

The officers will be installed at the spring banquet March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

The officer books for the current school year were evaluated in February. Reporter Rebecca Swope received a gold rating on her chapter scrapbook.

United has six members applying for their State Degree this spring: Rebecca Swope, Caleb Swope, Corey Miller, Brent Baker, Luke Hilton and Chris Paterson. These members will attend the state convention in April to receive their awards.

Other members are currently preparing for district judging competitions to be held in Ashland March 20 and state judging competitions to be held in Columbus March 27.

Members are competing in dairy, general livestock, wildlife, nature interpretation, and equine judgings.

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LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — Three Loundonville FFA contestants went to the Lorain County Joint Vocational School to compete in the district Ag. Mechanics contest.

The team consisted of senior Gabe Griffith, freshman Zach Lozier and freshman Jacob Nickles.

The team placed fourth out of seven, and Griffith tied for first individually with Andy Baldner from Hillsdale, and gets to advance to state contest.

Each of the contestants received a $750 scholarship for Ohio Technical College.


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