A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 26, 2009

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GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — The Indian Valley FFA competed in parliamentary procedure contests Nov. 10 at River View High School.

The Indian Valley junior team placed second and received a gold rating. Members of the junior team were Cassie Glazer, Kira Oliver, Brianna Beamer, Alex Costmire, Brianna Hamilton, Karalin Gray, Coryden Enochs, Steven Wheeler, Keyona John and Nick Beachy.

The senior parliamentary procedure team also received a gold rating and placed fourth in the contest. Senior team members were Kristen Stiles, Andrew Stiles, Matt Demattio, Zach Waltz, Alex Costmire, Brianna Hamilton, Kira Oliver, Brianna Beamer, Cassie Glazer and Steven Wheeler.

The junior team will advanced to the district competition Nov. 23 at Carrollton High School.

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ASHLAND, Ohio — The Mapleton FFA chapter sent 15 students to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, including Monica George, Jared Wynn, Tyler Hower, Garrett Boley, Christy Barber, Emily McKinley, Stacy Watts, Maggie Cicillian, Herman Haupricht, Sadie Wiley, Erin Dull, Katie Mennell, Meghan Wilder, Ranelle Johns and Quintine Turk.

The group was accompanied by Crestview, Clear Fork and Hiland.

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The Laurel FFA chapter’s the annual wreath and poinsettia sale will began Nov. 19. Students will start making the wreaths as soon as the cooler we received from the Ag and Rural Youth Grant arrives.

The poinsettias have also been grown by the students in the Ag Department.

As a reminder, the steer weigh-in for the Lawrence County Fair will be from 8-11 a.m. Nov. 28.

The Junior High portion of the Laurel FFA chapter made flower arrangements in fall gourds at their meeting Nov. 17. This was the third Junior High meeting.

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JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — On Nov. 11, 33 members of the Hillsdale FFA received their Greenhand and 29 received their Chapter degrees.

The ceremony took place at 7:30 p.m. and was led by Hillsdale FFA officer team. The guest speaker was Jeremy Grove, Ohio’s state FFA president.

The ceremony consisted of the recognition of all members who attained the requirements necessary to receive the Greenhand and chapter degrees.

During the ceremony, the members received pins and a certificate stating that they had met all the requirements needed to acquire their degree. The members received a pin made of bronze.

All members that received the Greenhand degree said the FFA creed during the ceremony. It is a requirement that the Greenhand recipients memorize the five paragraphs of the FFA Creed in order to receive their degree.

The chapter offers a free FFA jacket to the member who memorizes it first and says it in front of their class. This year the winner was Emily VanGilder.

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