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Greenville members receive Greenhand Degree

By Sheiann Mead, chapter reporter

Twenty four members of the Greenville FFA Chapter received the Greenhand FFA Degree, the first high school degree awarded to members of the National FFA Organization.  This honor recognizes demonstrated knowledge and achievements in agricultural awareness, leadership, and career development and community service programs.   To be eligible for this degree, you must be a first year member, know the creed and motto, understand the code of ethics, and know how to properly wear the FFA Jacket, know the meaning the FFA Emblem and Colors, and have knowledge of the organization’s history

The members received the Degree at a special meeting held for inducting the new Greenhands into the Greenville FFA Chapter.  Each recipient receives a Bronze FFA emblem pin and a certificate from the local chapter. Those receiving the Greenhand degree this year included  Sam Ball, Kyle Carlisle, Daniel Cline, Kamryn Coppock, Kelsey Crandall, Noah Ellerman, Bryan Flory, Bradley Garber, Brady Garber, Nelson Roberts, Hannah Smith, Judge Welbaum, Nicole Garland, Sara Gibboney, Dylan Kolb, Dalton Mayer, Olivia McDade, Aaron Miniard, Spencer Monnin, Victoria Nader, Ryan Ramsey, Patrick Schmitmeyer, Jena Snyder, and Matthew Wooten.… Continue reading

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Bigs and Littles

By Stephanie Leaman, chapter reporter
At the beginning of the school year the Anthony Wayne FFA chapter contemplated on some ways to get the incoming freshmen involved in the chapter. One of the ideas was to set up bigs and littles. In the past this had been set up but it was unorganized and wasn’t put to use all that much. So this year we decided to try it again and so far it has been really helpful to the freshmen students. At the first meeting of the year every freshmen was paired up with an upper classman. The students sat by each other and got to know one another during that first meeting. Throughout the year there have been many activities that the bigs and littles have done together. At the conclusion of the November FFA meeting, the bigs and littles played whiffle ball in the school’s gymnasium. After the December meeting bigs and littles got to make ornaments and decorate a tree that was put in the classroom. … Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne FFA Coat drive

By Stephanie Leaman, chapter reporter
This winter the Anthony Wayne FFA teamed up with the Anthony Wayne FCCLA and hosted a winter wear and sock drive. The drive was held in December and was very successful. There were boxes put in the main office at the school and also in the agriculture classroom. Over 90 coats were collected during this drive, along with additional winter clothing. A few chapter members helped sort the clothing and they were taken to Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse, Ohio where the church hosts a clothing closet. The coat drive was very successful this year and the FFA chapter hopes to have an even more successful drive next year.… Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne FFA & FFA Alumni Prepares for Annual Pork Dinner

By Stephanie Leaman, chapter reporter
The Anthony Wayne FFA chapter is preparing themselves for the annual pork dinner which is held each year in January. This is an event where the FFA alumni hosts a dinner at the Anthony Wayne High School. At the dinner there is great food served and a silent auction where all the proceeds go to the alumni. Items that are usually in the silent auction include equipment, baskets made by the agriculture classes, and other donated items. The FFA chapter members volunteer shifts at the dinner, whether it is serving food, picking up trash, or cleaning off tables. The pork dinner is a great way for the alumni to make money and it is also a good way to get involved in the community.… Continue reading

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Madison Plains competes in Parliamentary Procedure Contest

Madison Plains advanced and novice parliamentary procedure teams recently placed first out of 8 FFA chapters at the southern sub district FFA parliamentary procedure contest, both teams are now eligible for the district contest. FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use parliamentary procedures.… Continue reading

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Zane Trace FFA members help hurricane victims

Several members of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter recently learned how to fully embody the FFA motto of “Living to Serve” through their Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Throughout the month of November, the members who were a part of the Leadership class worked closely with the CROP Church World Service foundation to provide victims of Hurricane Sandy with clean up buckets and blankets in the wake of the storm.

The members in the class separated into three different committees, and each committee was designed to accomplish a different goal. One committee was designed to work with preschool through second grade students to educate them on hurricanes and to collect coins to purchase items for the clean up buckets. Another worked with third through fifth grade, collecting items to fill the buckets, and the final committee worked with high school students, raising money to purchase blankets.

Through efforts involving a bake sale and providing hospitality at the basketball tip-off classic, the high school committee raised $700.00 which is enough money to purchase one hundred and forty blankets.… Continue reading

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Greenville 2013 officers installed

By Sheiann Mead, chapter reporter

Recently the Greenville FFA held a special ceremony for the installation of the 2012 officers of the Greenville FFA Chapter. The 2012 FFA President Alyssa Garber, and Sentinel Molly Magato installed the new 2013 officer team into office. The new 2013 officers installed were President; Patrick Garber, 1st Vice President; Emily Vanhorn, 2nd Vice President; Thomas Shaw, Reporter; Sheiann Mead, Secretary; Rachael Schmitmeyer, Sentinel; Olivia McDade,  Treasurer; Kiara Davidson, And student Advisor; Dylan Kolb.

State FFA District 5 Secretary, Craig Berning, brought greetings from the Ohio FFA Association and the State FFA Officer Team and was introduced as the featured speaker for the evening and he addressed members and parents in attendance.  His comments directed to the members attending encouraged each of them to continue to make and pursue their goals, both in their personal lives and as FFA members.  He told them that many good things will come to them through their involvement in the FFA if they would set their goals high and work hard to achieve those goals.… Continue reading

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Colonel Crawford Scholarship Luncheon

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter
The Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter had their first Scholarship Luncheon for CC FFA members on Dec. 19.  Anyone in the Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter that has a 3.2 quarterly GPA or higher, had lunch provided by the chapter.

The Scholarship Luncheon was created because the chapter needed more scholarship activities for the National Chapter Award, and as a chapter we wanted to promote higher education and good grades.… Continue reading

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Mowrystown FFA helps local food pantry

During the month of December, Mowrystown FFA members help out at the Bright Local Food Pantry. The Bright Local Food Pantry is run by several churches in Highland County as well as our FFA Chapter.

Twice a year Mowrystown FFA is in charge of the food pantry. During our month, we are responsible for working for a few hours each Saturday. Our chapter is also in charge of stocking the food pantry during our assigned month. The students enjoy donating their time to a good cause.… Continue reading

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Colonel Crawford FFA adopts a family for Christmas

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter

This year, the Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter in partnership with Pioneer will be adopting a family for Christmas.  In our community, many families are impacted by domestic violence.

Turning Point is an intervention program that provides shelters and assistance for families dealing with domestic violence.  This year, our chapter will adopt a family to help make their families Christmas, a Christmas they will never forget.… Continue reading

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County Parlimentary Procedure Contest

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter

On November 20th the County Parliamentary Procedure contest took place.  The Colonel Crawford, Buckeye Central, and Wynford FFA chapters all participated in the contest hosted by Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter.

All students from freshmen to seniors have been learning and reviewing parliamentary procedure.  Parliamentary procedure is the proper way to run a meeting.  Students must learn the opening ceremonies, rules of motions, and closing ceremonies.

The judges were Mrs. Tate, Ms. Guinther, Mr. Schwartz, and Mr. Stuckman. There were 11 teams out of the three schools. Crawford had two freshmen teams, the first freshman team placed 2nd and the second freshman team placed 4th.  The sophomore team placed 6th, the junior team placed 5th and the senior team placed 4th.  Everyone had a great learning experience. We would like to thank our judges once again for their help.… Continue reading

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Colonel Crawford pancake breakfast

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter

On December 1st the Colonel Crawford /Pioneer FFA hosted the Antique Farm Machinery Association Benefit Breakfast in the Colonel Crawford High School cafeteria. This was the first time Colonel Crawford has hosted the benefit breakfast.

The CC FFA chapter helped set up, serve and clean up after the breakfast for the Farm Machinery Association.  They also got over 20 sponsors for the silent auction that went on during the breakfast.  All of the proceeds go towards the Millard Ag & Expo Building that houses hogs, goats, and alpacas during the fair. This breakfast will help pay for that building and help to make the fair a better place.

The Colonel Crawford FFA chapter would like to thank the local businesses for their donations. We earned just over $2300 dollars toward the new building. Doners were Autozone, O’Reilly, Burkarts, Producers, J+F, Creative Corners, Bakers, Family Video, The Boutique, Oberlanders, West-side Feed, C & B Country Meats, Trinity Monuments, Micheals Pizza, Trinco Auto Service, Pelican House, Creative Options, Lucius Farm, Hord Livestock, Custom Monograming, Crossroads, and Wyandot- John Deere.… Continue reading

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Mohawk FFA Hosts Poverty Awareness Event

By Emily Daniel, chapter reporter

This year the Mohawk FFA held a new activity to bring attention to the struggles of homelessness and poverty.  The activity, called Bring Your Own Box, encouraged students to camp out in a cardboard box to stimulate the challenges of being homeless.  Members raised $1000 in donations from local businesses to sponsor the event and to purchase gifts for families around the community in need during the holidays.  Students also collected nearly 200 pounds of canned food that was donated to the Sycamore Food Pantry.

At the camp out, students heard from Sycamore Mayor Matt Boucher and his wife Jennifer about the importance of being involved within your community and helping those in need. There were also activities planned throughout the evening to demonstrate the struggles that those in need face.… Continue reading

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Mowrystown FFA raffles half court comfy seats

Hard bleacher seats prevent you from going to basketball games? Mowrystown FFA members have found the solution! During all home basketball games, members sell raffle tickets to sit in a love seat at the half court line.

Tickets are sold before and during JV games and the winner is announced before the start of the varsity game. We were able to get a couch donated by Cole’s Furniture. This has been a great fundraiser for our chapter!… Continue reading

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Mohawk FFA Tours Area Ag Businesses

By Emily Daniel, chapter reporter

In early November, 25 Mohawk FFA members traveled to area agricultural businesses. The purpose of the trip was to expose students to the importance of agriculture in the community and also to show them the variety of careers available in the industry. Members who attended were: Jena Baum, Caleb Bollinger, Meghan Chaffee, Tori Chaney, Lydia Coldiron, Morgan Edgington, Kelsea Fleming, Olivia Johnson, Joanie Lininger, Kevin Lonsway, Chelsy Mattox, Sabrina McDermott, Austin Miller, Deon Morter, Katie Pinkston, Grant Price, Logan Reinhart, Jarred Shellhouse, Paige Sigler, Dominic Smith, Vanessa Stull, Bri Thiery, Darby Walton, and Austin Wise.

The day started by visiting Mennco Grain, a division of Mennel Milling, in Nevada. There, students experienced the grain industry first-hand, even sampling loads of grain as they came to the elevator. From there, they traveled to ag service agencies in Upper Sandusky, including Ag Credit, Farm Service Agency, Soil and Water, and the Natural Resources Conservation District.… Continue reading

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Logan Elm FFA sponsored “Thanksgiving Baskets”

Project generates 65 meals for families in their school district

The last part of the FFA motto is “living to serve”. The Logan Elm FFA recently lived this out by sponsoring a “Thanksgiving Baskets” project at the high school. Each of the 32 1st period classes received an empty basket with a list of items needed for a Thanksgiving meal and was challenged to complete at least one basket. The goal was to provide 32 complete meals to families in the Logan Elm school district for Thanksgiving. The outpouring of generosity from the Logan Elm students and staff was tremendous during this project. When the dust cleared, a total of 65 baskets were turned in. Each basket also has a $10 Kroger Gift Card for the family to put towards a turkey. These cards were purchased by the Logan Elm FFA, Mount Pleasant Church in Kingston, and E&R Enterprises. The bags were donated by Pickaway Ross.… Continue reading

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Southeastern FFA completes successful fruit sale

Fifty-five members of the Southeastern FFA participated in its annual fruit sale fundraiser, which was conducted from the beginning of October to the weekend before Thanksgiving. The members raised enough to help fund events such as the national FFA convention, state FFA convention, FFA Week activities and pay contest fees for various activities such as livestock judging, soil judging, parliamentary procedure, food science and many others. Funds raised will also assist students who plan to attend summer camp at FFA Camp Muskingum and allows the group to make donations to several charities within the community.

The members of the Southeastern FFA extend a great deal of appreciation to all those who supported the sale and are very much looking forward to participating in future fundraising events. The top ten FFA members in sales this year, in order of rank, were; Cory Knox, Ethan Waymire, Lindsey Dabe, Mitchel Shawhan, Kalie Entler, Kyle James, Miranda Bobst, Burke Stucky, Hayden Eriksen and Adam Shawhan.… Continue reading

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West Holmes competes at district contest

On November 26st, the West Holmes FFA sent members to compete at district parliamentary procedure contest at Indian Valley High School. The contest requires the team to properly run a business meeting with the card provided that includes motions and abilities on it. Members also take a general knowledge test over parliamentary procedure. The Parli contest is a business setting that allows members to debate on motions that are given at random.  In the contest, the members competing consisted of Elizabeth Overholt, Mandy Taylor, Matt Schelgel, Audrey Ivers, Sam Krejci, Tawnya Eckerle, Dustin Niehaus, and Shyann Kick. The team placed 3rd, Good Job!

 

On November 20th, the West Holmes FFA sent members to Ridgewood High School to compete in Sub district Parliamentary Procedure contest. The senior team members consisted of Elizabeth Overholt, Mandy Taylor, Matt Schlgel, Audrey Ivers, Sam Krejci, Tawnya Eckerle, Dustin Niehaus, and Shyann Kick.… Continue reading

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