A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 16, 2014:


MINERVA, Ohio — Minerva FFA raised more than $22,000 selling fruit, meat and barbecue sauce. The top three fruit sellers were Martin Merrick, Taylor Zwick and Chandlor Phillips.

The money raised will be put toward contest fees, banquet, FFA week and Barnyard Olympics.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter held its winter meeting and white elephant gift exchange Dec. 18 in the library at Northwestern High School.

The county and district parliamentary procedure varsity team placed first at both the county and district contests, and advanced to state, where they placed third in Ohio.

The chapter agreed to participate in the annual sausage sales, host and participate in leadership night Jan. 21, participate in the state evaluations in February, hold a dodge ball tournament, participate in the Ag Sales CDE, the job interview contest and the public speaking contest, hold a bowling night in the spring and participate in the spring CDE invitationals.

Members of the Northwestern FFA chapter traveled to The Ohio State University Dec. 21 for the state parliamentary procedure contest. Becca Harbaugh, Spencer Sloan, Kaci Way, Rachelle Howman, Tara Benton, Katie Weber, Victoria Devore and Phil Eberly competed. Adam Miley, Kierstyn Wood and Emily Flinn also competed as alternates. The team placed first in the semi finals and advanced to the finals held that afternoon. In the finals, the team placed third overall in the state.

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COLUMBUS — The Firelands FFA Chapter qualified Dec.21 for the state Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event by winning the district Parliamentary Procedure contest for the first time in chapter history.

The team won the semi-finals round at state moving on to state finals.

In state finals, the team earned fifth place in the state and will be presented a top-five-in-state banner this spring.

Team members are Emma Ranney, president; Christine Balint, vice president; Jessie Beran, secretary; Cole Jones, treasurer; Alison Butle, reporter; Katy Tuggle, sentinel; Emily Pohorence, student adviser; and Katie Fath. Team alternate is David Tipple.

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