A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 18, 2014


SMITHVILLE, Ohio — The Smithville FFA chapter’s senior Parli Pro team competed at Triway High School and placed second against three other teams in the Parliamentary Procedure competition Nov. 25.

The team consisted of Wyatt Baer, Frank Becker, Kolstin Hartzler, Katie Hostetler, Wren Hostetler, John Kelbly, Brielle Pyle and Jacob Studer.

The Smithville FFA junior Parli Pro team also competed on the same day.

They competed against three other teams and placed second in the parliamentary procedure competition. The team consisted of, Willow Baer, Megan Baltic, Tommy Becker, Madison Lance, Emma Leway, James Rowe, Tommy Stewart, Brandon Sugg and Kiersten Sugg.

Both teams moved on to compete at Northwestern High School. Both the senior and junior Parli Pro teams placed third in the competition.

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COLUMBUS — The Hillsdale FFA Food Science Team competed at the OSU campus Dec. 6. The team placed seventh overall. Individually, Josh Davis placed 17th, Ty Bolen 25th, Bryce Jones 50th and Zach Robinson placed 51st.

The Hillsdale FFA Parliamentary Procedure Jr. and Sr. team competed Dec. 8 at the district 2 parliamentary contest.

The competition was held at Shelby High school.

The senior team won first place. Team members are Shelbi Long, Amanda Garn, Ben Raudebaugh, Keayla Harr, Sarah Lifer, Ethan Garber, Megan Poynter, Bethany Heiby, Adrianne McPhillips and Joey Nebergall.

The junior team also placed first in their division. The team members are Libby Holer, Taylor Rebman, Nathan Bigley, Damon McCoy, Kendall Meyer, Taylor Shopbell, Sydney Long, Maryellen Bliss and William Yeater.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter’s animal science classes recently conducted an experiment regarding protein in chick feed. This year, there are two animal science classes in which more than 30 members are involved in.

Throughout the course of the experiment, Ben Vaughan was in charge of feeding and caring for the chicks.

For the experiment, the chicks were separated into two groups, and each group was fed chick feed with a different level of protein in them. One group received a finishing feed with 20 percent protein and the other group received a 36 percent protein starter feed.

The chicks were weighed after each week and the results were recorded.

The results showed that the chicks who received the higher percent protein feed had a higher rate of gain than those who were fed with the lower protein feed.

On Dec. 6, Phil Eberly, son of Dan and Becky Eberly, competed in the state job interview contest in Columbus, where he placed sixth in his division consisting of third year FFA members.

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MINERVA, Ohio — Minerva FFA had a novice team go to sub-districts for a Parliamentary Procedure competition.

The students who participated were Sam Masselli, Rebecca Wayts, Kody Gobley, Josh Brady, Taylor Norton, Britney Wayts, Danny Hoagland and Renee Hartong.

The team placed first in sub-districts, but were not able to compete in districts.


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