Roundup of FFA news for Dec. 14, 2017

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ALLIANCE, Ohio —Three members of the Marlington FFA chapter participated in the job interview contest at Triway High School, in Wooster. Members were Abigail Shoemaker, placing fifth in Division 2; Nevin Sullivan, placing sixth in Division 3; and Megan Sylvester, placing second in Division 4.

Marlington FFA officers visited Washington and Marlboro elementary schools, giving a presentation on FFA and genetics.

The chapter had six schools attend its first FFA Leadership Night at Marlington High School. FFA State Secretary Koleson McCoy and State Vice President at Large Lane Heil also attended.

The event raised around 120 canned food items to be donated to the Salvation Army.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter will be collecting cleaned Christmas trees Jan. 4, by appointment only.

People living in the Northwestern School District may call the Northwestern High School FFA at 419-846-3833 ext. 1317 to arrange pickup of their tree.

The FFA will deliver the trees to the West Salem Beagle Club for the protection of rabbits and other wildlife. This community service will is also a conservation and recycling project.

Northwestern FFA member, Emily Finley, placed ninth in her division at the FFA state job interview contest Dec. 2.

The varsity and novice parliamentary procedure teams won the District 3 contest held at Northwestern High School Dec. 4. Both teams will compete in the state competition Dec. 16 in Columbus.

The varsity team included: Brock Tegtmeier (chair), Austen Wood, Cody Tegtmeier, Kyle Piscione (secretary), Cody Morrow, and David Miley; Zach Smith and Jessie Bair were alternates. The novice team included: Sara Cassady (chair), Riley Stull (chair), Craig Wellert, Desiree Smith, Haley Wilson, Valerie Imhoff, Cole Wharton, and Lizzy Howman.

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COLLINS, Ohio — The Western Reserve FFA held their annual fruit and cheese sale Oct. 12 thought Nov. 14.

Each chapter member had goal to sell $200 or more in fruit and cheese; 28 members met that goal. The chapter had a total of $13,140 in sales, selling 1,361 products.

The top three sellers in order were Reba Runkle, Jenna King and Brookelyn Hiesser.

The top selling class was Mr. Stakey’s seventh period plant and animal science class.

The fruit was delivered Dec. 5.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — Black River FFA members competed in the sub-district parliamentary procedure contest at Triway High School Nov. 21. Both teams received gold ratings.

The senior team placed third and included: president, Cori Aviles; secretary, Hannah Abfall; members, Cassidy Mrakuzic, Mya Kunsman, Katlyn Kubitz, Anna Shearer, and alternates Shay Ladina and Hayley Rickey.

This junior team placed second and included: president, Alexa Shearer; vice president, Molly Cordonnier; secretary, Chloee Howard; sentinel, Kaitlyn Long; reporter, Amanda Mycek; member, Joe Mennell and alternate Kiersten Hendershot.

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COVINGTON, Ohio — On Nov. 7, the Covington-UVCC FFA chapter sent five members to the district job interview contest. The members competed against students from Miami, Darke, Preble, Shelby, Montgomery, Auglaize and Mercer counties.

Members present were senior Joey Schmelzer, senior Danielle Alexander, junior Jack Shell, sophomore Brenna Miller and freshman Tori Quniter.

Highlights from the contest included Tori Quinter placing third and Danielle Alexander placing first in her division. On Dec. 2, Alexander advanced to the state contest held at Ohio State University, where she placed fifth overall.

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