Roundup of FFA news for Dec. 15, 2016

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter will be collecting cleaned Christmas trees Jan. 9 by appointment only. People living in the Northwestern School District can call the Northwestern High School FFA at 419-846-3384 ext.1317 to arrange pickup of their tree.

Trees will be delivered to the West Salem Beagle Club for the protection of rabbits and other wildlife.

The chapter also traveled to Norwayne to participate in the District Food Science Career Development Event. Members competing were Lene Goodman, Aaron Kline, Emily Cromer, Emily Finley and Taylor Dawson.

The team placed second, with Lene Goodman placing third, Emily Finley placing fourth and Emily Cromer placing ninth. The team qualified for the state contest dec. 3, which will be held at the OSU Food Science Department.

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WELLINGTON, Ohio — Savannah McKee competed at the state level in the Job Interview CDE Dec. 3, placing ninth overall.  McKee is a Sophomore at Wellington High School and a first year member in the Wellington FFA Chapter.

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Zane Trace FFA chapter placed fifth as a team in the State Food Science Career Development Event Dec. 3, at Ohio State University. Seniors Zach Joseph and Hunter Brower placed first and second respectively as individuals and earned scholarships of $3,000 and $2,000 to Ohio State University.

Cody Clark placed 46th and Olivia Pflaumer placed 55th.

Zane Trace FFA members recently ordered over $24,000 worth of fruit, jerky, nuts, sauces and cheese for their fruit sale fundraiser this year. Fruit distribution was on Dec. 14.

Twenty-one Zane Trace FFA members attended a leadership night at Amanda Clearcreek High School Nov. 16, along with 200 other FFA members from surrounding chapters and five state officers.

On Nov. 4, Ohio FFA Secretary Josie Montoney visited the Zane Trace FFA chapter.

The chapter was awarded a $500 grant to promote whole grains as part of the “Food For Thought” Grant program sponsored by the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers and the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Board. Members plan to teach lessons about whole grain snack choices to elementary students, host an exercise education day for elementary students, conduct a granola making contest for high school students and hold a yogurt bar featuring whole grain toppings during lunch for middle and high school students.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — The Black River FFA participated in the sub-district Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event at Smithville High School Nov. 17.

Team members included president, Sierra Sturgill; secretary; Cori Aviles; members Mandy Yoder, Mya Kunsman, Hannah Moskal, Hannah Abfall and alternates; John Bricker and Anna Shearer. The team earned a fifth-place finish and gold rating.

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