Next Meeting -
National Convention -
On Thursday the members attended the veryfirst session at the National Convention at 8am and later attendedthe Career Show. At 2 pm they were back in time for the 2nd session.The group later toured Mammoth Cave and enjoyed the scenic views aswell as its amazing history.
Friday started early, around 6:45 am with abreakfast with other Ohio FFA Chapters. They visited theFornsley-Moremon Landing, a historic home in Louisville.
The National Convention is an amazingexperience. A perfect blend of Leadership, Responsibility, and Fun isfound in the heart of Kentucky. The 17 members that attended thisyear will forever remember the experience and the memories will neverbe forgotten. Once again, the FFA has proven both educational andenlightening to over 45,000 members across the United States.
Ohio State FFAHighlights...
-We now have 5 consecutive NationalOfficers, a new record
We have had 29 total National Officers, morethan any other state
We had 6 National Proficiency Winners thisyear, more than any other state
We had 13 chapters receive the 3 starNational Chapter Award, again, more than any other state
As you can see, the competition in Ohio istough!
Hey! We might not have beat Michigan, but weproved our selves through the FFA!!
FFA members act in school musical- The musical production of Bye ByeBirdie was an 'Amanda Broadway' hit! 21 of the 49 cast members(including lights and sound) are in the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA. "Notonly are we raised on a farm and show cows, we can act and entertainas well!" remarked a member of the A-C FFA.
Sweet Apple Townspeople included
Eddy Cox, Mark Francis
A musical is nothing without the SupportStaff...
2nd Annual Leadership Night -It was an honor and a privilege tohost an FFA Leadership night for the 2nd year. The Amanda-ClearcreekFFA is one of the few Chapters selected to host such an event thisyear. The Leadership Night was held November 30th with 4 State FFAofficers giving workshops proving leadership should benefit the wholenot just one member when used properly. 49 of the 77 members from allover Pickaway, Ross and Fairfield Counties had the home fieldadvantage. Those Chapters were: Teays Valley- 12 members, SouthEastern Ross- 11 members, Bloom Carroll- 4 members and Lancaster with1 member attending.
Leadership night is dedicated to teachingand opening the different ways of true leadership and co-operation.These workshops were effective in that everyone was needed in orderto succeed at the different tasks and everyone was needed for theirideas and input so that new ways could be used to conquer a common orironic barrier.
A Thank You goes out to those who helped andto the chapters that attended and hopefully next year will be asawesome.
Those in attendance were:
A-C cleans up at L-U Ag Olympics -The Liberty Union FFA Chaptersponsored an Olympics Ag style. With Liberty Union and FairfieldUnion stacked against them, The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA members pulledthrough for an awesome victory! Placing first on LU turf was a greatfeeling for A-C members. The games, placings and team participantsare as follows:
Milk Chug; 2nd;
Sack Race; 1st;
Wheel Barrel Race; 2nd;
Poop the Potato; 1st;
Bobbing for Apples; 3rd;
Tug of War; 2nd for both teams; Girls -Beth Fouse, Deanna Pontius, KristinaCampbell, Kristen Graves, Rachel Makarius,
Boys - ChrisHanes, Dan Tooill, Nick Lee, Ryan Foster, Cliff Rutter, NolanGossett, and
Pie Eating; 1st;
Bale Throwing; 1st;
3 Legged Race; 1st;
Corn Shelling; 3rd;
Egg Toss; 2nd;
Winning 5 of 11 events
Congratulations A-C members for an awesomefeat over LU and FU!
Additional attending A-C FFA memberswere:
Kevin Strickler, Angela Davis, ToddHelber, and
Trap Shoot -
Current FFA Members attending were:Zach McPherson, Sidney Bennett, RyanFoster, Lindsay Turner, Whitney Turner, Dan Tooill, Silas Carpanter,David Thomas, Lance Green, Justin Cox, Amy Araujo, Jenny GreenandMark Francis
Alumini Members attendingwere: Dave Heidell, James Heidell,Scott Sharp and Jeff Tilley
Contest Info -
Fruit Sale -
Ag Breakfast -
Promising Young Womens Conference -Some of our own young women fromAmanda-Clearcreek attended the Promising Young Womens Conference.Those attending were: Jenny Green,Heather Ricks, Angela Davis, Misty Senften, Alicia Adkins, MeganFishel, Alisha Johnson, Tracy Larson, Tiffany Timmons, Heather Edler,Tabby Strausz, Kristen Graves, Rachel Makarius, Deanna Pontius, BethFouse, Sidney Bennett, Cassie Shaeffer, Shauna Cornell, Dawn Helber,andAmy Araujo These young women weretreated to a tour of OSU. They were taken to various greenhouses, ameat lab, they visited the main campus and the Norton/Scott Dorms, aswell as the Schottenstein Center, a book store and of course, the Ag.Campus.An opportunity to visit different agricultural basedoccupations were available. Some of these were AgricultureEngineering, Horticulture, Food Science, Animal Science, Pre-Vet,Agricultural Economics and Communications as well as Ag. Ed.
Reporter's Note -