A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 12, 2015:


MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter sent officer books, state and American degree applications and proficiency applications to be judged at the district level Feb. 10.
Jason Jenkins (reporter), Elise Neville (secretary) and Terry Medley (treasurer) each received a gold rating on their officer books.
They will receive an award at state convention May. 10.
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BELLEVUE, Ohio — State FFA officer Abby Motter visited the Bellevue FFA classes recently to give students a chance to learn about their district two state officer.
Motter helped the students understand that they can provide service almost everywhere they go. There were also fun activities planned to get the students to interact and move around.
Earlier this season, senior Sarah Hunker, junior Brittany Weller, and freshman Bree Warner participated in public speaking at the county competition. Hunker and Brittany placed first and Bree Warner placed fourth.
At the district competition, Hunker placed first and Weller, fifth. At the state competition, Hunker finished in fourth.
A committee of Bellevue FFA members recently visited the middle school to talk to eighth grade students about the FFA and encourage students to join the organization.
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WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter competed in the dairy and general livestock judging contests held at ATI.
The dairy judging team consisted of Ben Vaughan, Cory Leighty, David Miley and Marie Clements. The team placed 13th out of more than 20 teams.
The chapter also had two general livestock judging teams. The first team consisted of Kaci Way, Katie Stull, Shelby Aulger and Kyle Piscione. The team placed 12th out of more than 35 teams. The second team consisted of Kyle Wharton, Hannah Hottel and Jessie Bair. This team placed 13th.
On March 4, various members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter went bowling at Wayne Lanes in Wooster. This event served as a reward for members who have participated in the chapter’s fundraising throughout the year. Any member who sold 10 or more units of fruit, sausage, or strawberries received free bowling.

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