East Clinton FFA earns honors

By East Clinton FFA

The East Clinton FFA chapter received their results for State FFA Evaluations on March 3. The State FFA evaluations is where members in the State of Ohio get approved for their State FFA Degrees, American Degrees and the Proficiencies in students’ Supervised Agricultural Experience project get placed.

Nine juniors and seniors will be receiving their State FFA Degree and one student his American Degree. Cassie Parks, Joey Gray, Mindy Bean, Olivia Wood, Hannah Pickering, Denver Bernard, Sam Gaddis, Mark Stewart and Josh Jones all will be receiving their degree at State.

Five other students qualified for State Top 4 proficiencies in eight categories. Brice Walker qualified in three categories for his Proficiencies in Grain, Fiber and Diversified Crops; Emma Mathews qualified in Dairy; Marissa Williams qualified in Landscape, Tyler Stewart qualified in Wildlife and Specialty Animal; and Nathan Stewart qualified in Ag Processing. Zach Bernard, Olivia Wood, Denver Bernard, Hannah Pickering, Brynne Snyder and Peyton Vest all placed in the district. In addition, Marissa Williams, Hannah Pickering and Emma Mathews all received a gold rating on their officer books.

All the above students will be recognized at State FFA Convention in May, where they will find out the placings on the top 4 proficiencies.

Along with the State Evaluations, the FFA chapter has been participating in Spring Judging where members go out and judge in categories such as Dairy Cattle, Livestock, Equine, Dairy Foods, Wildlife Poultry and Agronomy. The chapter has participate at The Ohio State University ATI and also at the Mt Gilead Invitational.

This past Wednesday, the FFA chapter competed at the Wilmington Aggies competition in three competitions. The Livestock team finished third overall out of out of 64 teams and 73 schools. Hanna Fosbrink placed first overall out of 773 individuals and Zach Bernard placed 39th.

The Dairy team also finished tied for third overall where Tabby Vance placed fourth overall and Taylor Boeckmann placed 12th. The Equine team placed 15h overall and Nicole Longenecker was the high individual.

The chapter has four more competitions before the State Contest in April.

By East Clinton FFA