Pictured left to right: Dakota Sargent, Katie Wingert, TJ Wingert, Rebecca Scace, Chris Cummins, Taylor Runkle, and Justin Lott
Seven different members of the Pearl City FFA were recently named Section Winners at the Section one Proficiency Awards on Wednesday February 13 at Pearl City. As Section winners, they will advance to District competition on March 13 at Geneseo. A Proficiency Award is based on excellence in a supervised experience program area. Students compete against members from other schools by submitting records of their projects and then go through an interview with a panel of judges. Winners from Pearl City were:
• Justin Lott - Environmental Science
• Rebecca Scace - Dairy Production
• Katie Wingert - Small Animal Care and Production
• Dakota Sargent - Swine Placement
• TJ Winget - Swine Production
• Taylor Runkle - Goat Production
• Chris Cummins - Forestry Management.
River Ridge FFA Competes
Right to Left: Codie Geisz, Noah Haskin, Jared Krug, Kelley Koester. ( Not pictured Brandon Smith and Tayler Meneguin)
(Courtesy of Codie Geisz)
On January 23, 2013 the River Ridge FFA Chapter competed in the Parliamentary Procedure and Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) at Stockton High School. The Parliamentary Procedure Team consisted of Chairman Noah Haskin, Secretary Codie Geisz, and Floor members Kelley Koester, Jared Krug, Brandon Smith and Tayler Meneguin. The team placed 4th overall. In the public speaking CDE Kelley Koester placed 1st in prepared speaking, Codie Geisz placed 2nd in extemporaneous, Noah Haskin placed 2nd in creed speaking and Jared Krug placed 3rd in junior extemporaneous.
River Ridge Places 1st at Poultry Judging CDE
On January 9, 2013 the River Ridge FFA chapter hosted and participated in the Section 1 poultry judging contest. The chapter placed 1st overall. Kelley Koester placed 2nd, Codie Geisz placed 3rd and Tayler Meneguin placed 7th. The team judged carcasses, live production birds, chicken products, exterior eggs and interior eggs. Left to Right: Jared Krug, Codie Geisz, Tayler Meneguin, Kelley Koester and Noah Haskin (Courtesy of Codie Geisz)
West Carroll FFA Celebrates National FFA Week
West Carroll Junior FFA Officers who were in charge of National FFA Week activities at West Carroll High School from L to R: Christy Ralston, Tessa Sibley, Karley Metz, Paige Wilkins, Ashley Hunt, Rachel Dykstra. Not pictured was Kristen Houzenga.
The West Carroll FFA’s JV officer team of Karley Metz, Tessa Sibley, Paige Wilkins, Ashley Hunt, Rachel Dykstra, Kristen Houzenga and Christy Ralston organized and recently completed activities celebrating National FFA week. National FFA Week was celebrated during February 19-22 at the West Carroll High School. The chapter also hosted a staff-FFA member breakfast on February 28 at the West Carroll High School.
Tuesday, February 19 FFA members dressed in their West Carroll Chapter FFA T-shirts. Greenhand FFA members dyed one of their hands green to signify obtaining the FFA Greenhand degree. FFA members competed in a Stick Horse Rodeo Race during the 3 high school lunch periods with Tom Watson and Ieshia Larson each taking 1st place in the male and female divisions. Each winner in all FFA Week competitions received $5 gift cards to the FFA Milk Machine.
Wednesday, February 20 was “National Blue and Corn Gold” day as members dressed in the traditional FFA colors. A corn curling contest was held and Earnie Walls and Shawna Lott each took 1st place. A milk chugging contest was held at lunch with Eric Hockman and Sabrina Seidemann winning. The highlight of the day was a whole-school assembly featuring renowned hypnotist, Jim Wand. Mr. Wand hypnotized about 30 West Carroll students and taught many life lessons in doing so. Mr. Wand was sponsored by the West Carroll FFA and Student Council.
West Carroll FFA Junior officers (L to R: Christy Ralston, Rachel Dykstra, Paige Wilkins, Tessa Sibley, Karley Metz and Ashley Hunt) serving breakfast to the West Carroll Faculty, Staff and FFA members on February 28. Here Mrs. Roemer is picking up her biscuits and gravy free of charge.
Thursday, February 21 FFA members dressed in farmer attire. Three tractors were driven to school. Pork chops were served to all paid FFA members. A large round bale rolling contest was held and Dylan Williams and Allison Brunner won with rolls of 60 and 34 feet respectively.
On Friday, February 22 the West Carroll FFA members dressed in FFA official dress. A bags tournament was held and Kaylee Vos, Dillon Gonyior, Kody Gallacher and Summer Lester tied for 1st.
On Thursday, February 28, the chapter served a staff-FFA member breakfast consisting of biscuits and gravy, There was a special assembly held at the end of the day in which Chloe Carson, Clare O’Connor, and Janelle Dykstra were pied in the face with a whipped cream pie. The 3 members received the most donations in their jars during the lunch periods the past week.
The FFA Organization is the largest youth organization in the world with over 500,000 members. The FFA Mission Statement is to promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success among its members through agriculture education.
L to R: West Carroll FFA officers Janelle Dykstra, Clare O’Connor, and Chloe Carson earned pies in the faces during a fundraiser during FFA Week at West Carroll High School.