A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 24, 2014:

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA Chapter sent the senior parliamentary procedure team to the sub district parliamentary procedure contest at Indian Valley High School Nov. 20.

The team placed third and the team was made up of president: Marris Hoffee; vice president: Regina Miller; secretary: Juanita Miller; treasurer: Jaeden Roloff; reporter: Payten Boring; sentinel: Alyx Morris; student advisor: Cade Patterson; member: Jarrett Snow; and alternate, Kara Leadbetter.

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COLLINS, Ohio — Farm Credit Mid-America, Oberlin office, presented members of the Western Reserve FFA Chapter with a grant for $1,000 recently during the monthly chapter meeting.

The Western Reserve FFA will use the grant by joining forces with the Huron County Farm Bureau to host a community viewing of the documentary, Farmland.

This free, family-friendly event will take place Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Western Reserve Elementary cafeteria.

Free refreshments that highlight local agricultural products will be available.

There will also be a ‘kid’s corner’ and high school students prepared to entertain children not interested in viewing the movie.

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BELLEVUE, Ohio — On Dec. 16 members from the Bellevue FFA chapter visited Orchard Grove in Bellevue to make ornaments with some of the residents.

Chapter members Brittany Weller and Elizabeth Harper competed in the state level job interview contest Dec. 6 at the Ohio State University. Weller in Division Two and Harper placed second in Division Three.

The Bellevue FFA parliamentary procedure attended the district competition at Shelby High School. Members Brittany Weller, Sarah Hunker, Mike Erf, Matt Erf, Hannah Weasner, Taylor Andrews, Tabby Hossler, Tate Schoen, Elizabeth Harper, Lauren Hamer, and James Lott placed third.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio —The Northwestern FFA Chapter will be collecting cleaned Christmas trees Jan. 6.

People living in the Northwestern School District can call the Northwestern High School FFA at 419-846-3384, ext. 1317, to arrange pickup of their tree.

The FFA will deliver the trees to the West Salem Beagle Club, which will use them to create habitat for rabbits and other wildlife.

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SMITHVILLE, Ohio — A $1,000 grant has been awarded to FFA member Frank Becker of Smithville, Ohio, by the National FFA Foundation.

The SAE Grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their supervised agricultural experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must complete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture- related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience.

Upon completion, FFA members must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience. Becker is a member of the Smithville FFA Chapter and was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 610,240 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,665 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S.

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