Roundup of FFA news for Dec. 7, 2017

Northwestern Greenhouse
Poinsettias and pallet trees set up and ready for sale in the Northwestern Greenhouse.

UTICA, Ohio — Four members of the Utica FFA chapter competed at the district job interview event at Clearfork High School Nov. 20.

Emily Keener placed second in division four, for seniors. Shaeley Warner placed second in division three, for juniors. Rachel Dickson placed third in division two, for sophomores. Emily Hill placed sixth in division one, for freshman.

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CRESTON, Ohio — On Nov. 18, the Norwayne FFA hosted its annual fall benefit to help a local person in need.

This year, the recipient was a 2006 Norwayne graduate Larissa Widmer. She has been living with cystic fibrosis since she was a young.

Larissa has been on the lung transplant list for more than a year. The theme for the benefit was “Lungs For Larissa.”

The FFA chapter received many donations for the live and silent auctions. One item in particular consisted of a jar of pickled eggs that went for $500.

For the silent auction, there were around 190 items, and 45 items for the live auction. One of the items was an old tractor seat donated by FFA Sentinel Cal Boss.

Members raised more than $37,000 for Larissa and her family.

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pallet tree
One of the pallet trees for sale.

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter is selling poinsettias. Four-inch pots are $5 and 6-inch pots are $15.

For sale along with the plants, students have made wooden pallet Christmas trees and stars. The trees will be $25, and the prices of stars range from $8-$12 depending on size.

Purchases can be made at the Northwestern High School greenhouse, 7473 N. Elyria Road, during the week from 10:20-11:03 a.m. and again from 11:38 a.m.-2:30 p.m. After school purchases are by appointment only; call 419-846-3833.

Wooden stars
Wooden stars that will be for sale.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — On Nov. 2, Black River FFA partnered with the Black River Pirate parents to prepare and serve dinner for the high school staff members before the parent-teacher conferences.

The dinner served as an opportunity to show the staff members the students’ appreciation for the hard work and time they dedicate.

The following students volunteered to help prepare and serve the meals: Mya Kunsman, Jared Bradford, Hannah Abfall, Chloee Howard, Hope Diaz and Callee Aviles.

On Nov. 7, the chapter hosted an Ohio FFA state leadership night.

Guest presenters for the evening were Ohio FFA state officers, Ryan Matthews (president) and Milan Pozderac (vice president at large). The theme was “Setting Your Heart on Fire, and Passion.”

The schools in attendance were Black River, Buckeye, Mapleton and Loudonville.


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