A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 17, 2011:


MILLERSBURG, Ohio –Two members of the West Holmes FFA, Tyler Schonauer and Cynthia Bunch, received their American Degrees while attending the National FFA Convention.

Schonauer is the son of Albert and Beth Schonauer, was a 2010 graduate of West Holmes and served as the chapter president and treasurer.

Schonauer was a finalist in the veterinary medicine proficiency and placed third in the state. He shadowed and worked with doctors Mary Uhl and Brad Garrison, worked on various dairy farms and showed dairy cattle on the county and state level.

Schonauer is attending The Ohio State University ATI and studying animal science with an interest in dairy. He would then like to become a large animal vet.

Bunch is the daughter of Ross Bunch and Jeanie Miller, was a 2010 graduate of West Holmes and served as the chapter secretary. She worked on the family Shorthorn cattle farm and showed at the county, state, and national level.

Bunch also served as the 2010-2011 National Shorthorn Queen and was a state winner in agriculture communications proficiency her junior year of high school. Bunch is attending a community college in Bradenton, Fla.

The West Holmes FFA sent 10 members to the District 8 trap shoot at Bethesda Sportsman Club Nov. 5.

Team A which consisted of Travis Campbell, Derek Reutter, Brandon Bowles, Atlee Miller and Terry Medley. They placed fourth out of 15 with a score of 148.

Team B consisted of Chris Sprang, Vincent Schlauch, Wyatt Mellor, Jace Freewalt and Wes Adams. They placed 11th out of 15 teams with a score of 113.

While there, members participated in shooting clay pigeons in two sets of five rounds with a maximum score of 250 points.

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BEVERLY, Ohio — Twenty members of the Fort Frye FFA attended the Barnyard Olympics at River Valley Nov. 4. The members participated in many games including the hay bale toss, the tractor tire toss and the tractor pull.

Heidi Heiss received her American FFA degree.

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Zane Trace FFA member Sarah Cox, was selected for the National Agriscience Award.

Cox is a senior member of the Zane Trace FFA chapter, was named as a finalist in the FFA National Agriscience Student of the Year competition during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

Sarah earned this honor based on her research on treating hoof rot in goats with an extract from concord grapes.

During the national convention, Sarah presented her research to a panel of judges and answered questions from them regarding her work. She was recognized on stage with a plaque and awarded a scholarship of $750 from the National FFA Foundation.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter members gathered Nov. 4 at adviser Heather Tegtmeier’s shed for a movie night. The chapter’s officer team arrived early to clean the shed and ensure all supplies were in place and set up. Another event will be planned for spring of next year.

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  1. Schonauer is the son of Albert and Beth Schonauer, was a 2010 graduate of West Holmes and served as the chapter president and treasurer.


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