Amanda-Clearcreek FFA News
May of 2017
by Cole Kleinline, Reporter
A-C FFA Awards Banquet
The annual Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 4:00 P.M. in the high school cafeteria. Members will be recognized for their many accomplishments throughout the 2016-2017 school year. ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE BANQUET. The chapter will provide table service, rolls, chicken and ham for this potluck affair. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are asked to bring a side dish while Seniors are asked to bring a dessert item. This is a family event, so we would like to see all members bring their families with them to share in the successes of the past school year and enjoy good food, good company and community spirit with the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA!
Next FFA Meeting
The last FFA meeting of this school year will take place on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 P.M. in the Ag Center. This will be our final meeting and we will have a cookout after the meeting. The meeting is on Tuesday and not Monday as to avoid the Band Banquet on 5/15.
State FFA Convention: The State FFA Convention will be held on May 4th and 5th. At the convention, our chapter will be recognized as a Gold Chapter this year! Nelson Craycraft, Sarah Doner, Cole Kleinline, Carlie Krile, Desirae Logsdon, and Kayla Luft will all be receiving their State FFA Degrees. Sarah Doner will be recognized for placing in the Top 4 in the proficiency award area of Organic Agriculture. We will have a few CDE teams get recognized for winning the state competition: this includes Nature Interpretation, Wildlife Management, and Environmental & Natural Resources. Jesse Schooley will be individually recognized for placing first in state in Wildlife Management. Mallory Seitz will be recognized for having a gold-rated Secretary’s book. Lexie Kougher will be find out if she has made the ballot as a State FFA Officer candidate. Lastly, Josie Montoney will be retiring as a State Secretary. For those nearly 50 members attending, remember to get your school assignments in advance and to make sure you have your school fees all paid so you can attend! It should be an exciting and busy convention!
Ag Breakfast: The May Ag. Breakfast will take place on Friday, May 5th at 6:15 A.M. at Frisch's. This will be the last Ag Breakfast of the school year but we will continue to have Ag Breakfast every month throughout the summer. The dates and locations will be decided at the May FFA meeting.
Last Day: Friday, May 19th is the last day for students. Finish this last month off strong and continue your hard dedication.
Saying Goodbye to our Seniors: We wish you well and thank you for being a special part of A-C FFA family! Special thanks to all our senior parents/guardians/friends that supported our seniors over the last several years. Without your support, we could not be as successful as we are today. Here are all the seniors in FFA; Nate Arni, Keaton Baldwin, Christopher Bickel, Christopher Conrad, Jessica Hall, Cheyenne Reid, Cole Connell, Blair Farmer, Mack Smith, Layne Hartley, Luke Harmon, Joey Drake, Mitch Cassley, Cassie Whaley, Autumn Fiend, Kristin Ross, Chance Decker, Cordelia Lumbard, Makenzie Bowersock, Tierra Tooill, Rachel Hizey, Lilly Seifert, Kristin Ross, Julia Davenport, Elizabeth Barnes, Jesse Schooley, Dylan Warga, Bronowyn Cummings, Kylie Friesner, Autumn Gartin, Cameron Gremillion, Nathan Hawkes, Lexie Kougher, Carlie Krile, Billy L’Huillier, Noah Lafferty, Killian Lott, RJ Martin, Nicholas Minnard, Alec Newcomb, Joce Palombo, Katie Roark, Mallory Seitz, Austin H Smith, Austin J Smith, Garret Smith, Madison Stewart, Sarah Streets, Alexia Thompson, and Darnell Brown
“As we mingle with others, let us be diligent in labor, just in our dealings, courteous to everyone, and above all, honest and fair in the game of life. “
Friends of the FFA: Our chapter is very grateful to the following individuals who have dedicated their time, effort and even finances for the benefit of our members. We would not be able to accomplish all that we do without their generosity. Here is a list of people and businesses who have helped our chapter this year: Rod Francis, Crystal Groves, Bachman Orchard, Lonnie Green, Jeff McCorkle, Beth Poling, Tommy Springer, Tricia Haughn, Tony Zirkle, Tom McClure, Kirk Hines, Barb, Green, John McCormick, State Representative Ron Hood, Lori Travis, Brittany Tilley, Dwayne Vannoy, Brent Elam, Clearcreek Construction, Bill Wymer, Julie Wymer, Jeff Sweeney, Kimberly Radulovich, Marshall Grain, Matt Kleinline, Aubrey Kleinline, Gail Ellinger, Amy McCormick, Sharp Butchering, JD Equipment, Tonya Forsythe, Mr. Morgan, Aaron Miller, Derrick Cooper, Christian Hoffman, Dusty Hines, United Landmark, Auggie Smith, Carlie Snider, Fairfield County OSU Extension, Scioto Valley Bee Keepers, State Senator Troy Balderson, Katerina Sharp, Bays Food Market, Andy Montoney, Anne Boucher, Linda Krile, Sarita Fenn, Adam Sharp, Sierra Jepsen, Pickaway OSU Extension, Bob McClure, Jessica Parker, Amie Hall, Ohio Farm Bureau, and Central Ohio Beekeepers.
Ag Breakfast: The April Ag. Breakfast took place on Friday, April 7th at 6:15 A.M. at Frisch's. All members were welcome to attend and enjoyed good fellowship and a good meal. A total of 35 people attended the breakfast.
Mulch and Flower Bulb Sale: The spring mulch and flower bulb sale has ended for the chapter. All members who sold mulch need to get see Mr. Tilley and Mr. Sharp to pick up the bags that they had sold. The top 15 mulch sellers and top 2 flower bulb sellers (if minimum is met) are eligible to go on the Top Spring Fundraiser’s Trip May 23rd through the 25th. This year’s trip will be to the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky where members will rock climb and camp among other outdoor adventures.
Working Together in Community: Mr. Sharp and some senior students have been working with our track program. The seniors have made a new pole vault pit pan for the track program and are working on a few other projects. The FFA also had members help with the Alumni Basketball Tournament games and assist with the PTO Carnival.
Please put the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Awards Banquet on your calendar! We hope to see you on May 13th at 4 PM to help us celebrate our 80th year as a FFA Chapter!
“Our Roots Run Deep”