PALMYRA, Ohio — The Southeast FFA chapter held its 64th annual parent-member banquet March 31. Top fruit sellers were Amber Zavara, first; Kelsea Ebie, second; and Michael Kline, third.
Star Greenhands are Shawnee Wilt and Courtney Montgomery. Star Mechanic went to Adam Michael. Star Agribusinessman, Ashley Hench; Star Chapter in Agriculture Placement, Caroline Rohal; and Star Chapter Farmer, Kelsea Ebie. Scholar recipients include Kelsea Ebie and Adam Michael, both going to OSU’s Agricultural Technical Institute, and Caroline Rohal, going to Youngstown State University.
The new 2016-2017 officer team is president, Ashley Hench; vice president, Danielle Whitted; secretary, Amber Zavara; treasurer, Seth Johnson; assistant, Nate Aliff; reporter, Shawnee Wilt; assistant, Clay Ramseyer; sentinel, Michael kline; parliamentarian, Courtney Montgomery; and chaplain, Victoria Tarter.
WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA Chapter members traveled to Miami Trace to compete in the spring career development events contests March 12. The contests that members competed in were dairy cattle, dairy foods, general livestock, and equine.
The dairy cattle judging CDE requires students to select and place quality dairy cattle.
Team members were Marie Clements and Austin Beegle. The team placed 18th overall.
The dairy foods judging contest requires members to identify types of cheese, identify defects in 10 milk samples, test milk for mastitis and identify fat content in different types of fluid dairy products based on the taste.
Jaydn Berry, Emily Comer, Emily Finley, Brock Tegtmeier, Cody Tegtmeier, Rae Rempher, and Maria Chellis competed. They placed first overall. Individually, Tegtmeier placed first, Rempher placed second, Arianna Borton placed sixth, and Wood placed ninth. The general livestock CDE team consisted of Jessica Bair, Katie Stull, Riley Stull, Taylor Dawson, and Skylar Dawson. The team placed 16th overall.
The equine judging contest requires members to evaluate and place horses, as well as identify different parts of tack and take an equine knowledge exam. Marshall Geiger, Reiley Murphy, Jazon LeMaster, Katlyn Praisler and Emily Flinn competed in this event. They placed first as a team with Flinn placing second and Murphy fourth individually.
SULLIVAN, Ohio — Members of the Black River FFA chapter participated in multiple judging career development events on March 19 at the Ashland FFA Invitational. The Nature Interpretation team placed fifth overall. The Horse Judging team placed sixth out of 27 teams and 144 individuals. Chloe Howard, a Black River Middle School student, competed in the event and earned second place.
On March 12, multiple elective programs at Black River High School collaborated to organize an annual Fine Arts Night and Technical Showcase. The art students displayed their work in the library while the family consumer sciences, agriculture education and FFA, media technologies and industrial arts programs showcased their programs in the high school hallways and cafeteria. The family consumer sciences chef II students created an assortment of appetizers and desserts for the event. About 300 people attended.