United FFA adds 6 degrees to ranks

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HANOVERTON, Ohio – For the first time, United Local FFA has six state degrees winners and a candidate for an American degree.

Six chapter members, including A.J. Strawn, Craig Hoopes, Steve Smith, Brent Raber, Corey Ramsey and Jeremey Timmons will receive the state’s highest award during the state FFA convention May 4.

Jenny Grande was also announced as the United Local candidate for the American FFA degree.

Chapter awards. Junior Steve Smith was also awarded the chapter’s Star Chapter Farmer award, based on his FFA activities, academic standing and overall leadership abilities. Freshman Grant Wilson was awarded the Star Greenhand honor.

The chapter conferred Honorary Chapter Farmer status to Ernie and Carol Aegerter for their support to the chapter’s activities.

Also recognized were Amber Clemens, freshman, district third place in public speaking; the parliamentary procedure team, consisting of Smith, Hoopes, Todd Bricker, Joe Grande, Raber, Timmons, Strawn, Kelley Pitts, Josh Zehentbauer and Amy Fleming, fourth place in the district; the horse judging team, consisting of Shantelle Solomon, Hoopes and Nikki Bacon, fourth place in the district; and the judging teams.

Steve Smith, Brent Raber, Jeremey Timmons and Amy Fleming received FFA scholarships.

New officers. Newly installed officers for the 2002-2003 school year are: Steve Smith, president; A.J. Strawn, vice president; Shantelle Solomon, secretary; Josh Zehentbauer, treasurer; Andrea Libb, reporter; Brent Raber, student adviser, and Grant Cope, sentinel.

The guest speaker for the FFA banquet was Kevin Fath, state FFA officer team member.

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