A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 4, 2014:


WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA members competed Nov. 25 in the county parliamentary procedure contest and district job interview contest held at Triway High School.

The novice parliamentary procedure team was made up of Amaya White (chair), Cody Tegtmeier (chair), Emily Finley, Rae Rempher, Kennedy Hoffer, Christie Franks, David Miley, Austen Wood, and Jessie Bair. The team placed first in the county and will advance to districts.

The varsity team consisted of Kaci Way (chair), Rachelle Howman (chair), Phil Eberly, Victoria Devore, Katie Weber, Emily Flinn, Katie Stull, Sarah Maximovich, and Adam Miley. The team also placed first and will compete in the district contest Dec. 3.

The chapter also had five members compete in the district job interview contest: Amaya White, Katie Stull, Phil Eberly, Jordan Sims, and Ashley Besancon.

White, Stull, and Sims placed second in their respective divisions, and Besancon placed third. Eberly placed first in his division and will advance to the state contest Dec. 6.

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA Chapter had three national proficiency finalists: Elizabeth Klein in equine placement, Grayson Miller in turfgrass management, and Gretchen Straits in beef production placement.

All three received a plaque and $500 and Straits and Klein received trips to Costa Rica.

Straits has been involved by working at Straits Cattle Farms and Paint Valley farms, as well as being involved with chapter activities and showing animals at the fair.

Klein has worked at Loder Farms with the training horses and has been involved with many chapter activities.

Miller has worked at Turfmaster LTD and has been participated in the nursery landscape contest. He has also served the chapter as an officer.


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