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Recent FFA Updates

Fredericktown FFA takes 2nd at District 7 Parliamentary Procedure Contest 

    Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the District 7 Parliamentary Procedure Competition at Danville High School. They properly run a meeting as they earn points on discussions and how to use certain abilities. This must all be done in a 12 minute time limit. The team may only have 6 members compete. The secretary must also take neat and accurate minutes of the meeting. The team also has to complete a test over their general knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and the variety of abilities.
    The team took 2nd place, received a Gold rating and qualified to compete in the State Competition. Team members include: Jessica Small (alternate), Jacob Lotz, Holly McClay, Milan Pozderac, Caity Gaddis, Justin Goeppinger, Courtney Ballinger (alternate), and Ryan Matthews.

Fredericktown FFA Excels at District 7 Job Interview Competition! 

    Recently the Fredericktown FFA sent 5 members to participate and compete in the District 7 Job Interview competition at Clear Fork High School. This Contest is designed for FFA members to practice and demonstrate the skills needed in seeking employment in all areas of agriculture. Each part of this event stimulates real world experiences that students will have when seeking employment in the future. There are five different divisions based on grade level and years of FFA membership. Students must develop a cover letter and resume. And they are graded on their application, personal interview, and follow up letter.
    Maribeth Pozderac placed 7th in Division I. Jessica Small Placed 5th in her Division II, Holly McClay swept in and took 2nd in Division III missing state qualification by only 1 point, Milan Pozderac tied for 5th place in his Division IV, and Braden Morey placed 8th in Division V. Good job to everyone it was a great Competition.

Fredericktown FFA takes 5th in Food Science Competition! 

    Recently the Fredericktown FFA Participated in the District 7 Food Science Competition at Zane Trace High School in Chillicothe where they took 5th place in the Contest! The purpose of the Food Science and Technology Competition is to stimulate learning activities related to the food industry and to assist students in developing a good working knowledge of sound principles that are important in the Food Industry. Team members must complete an online objective test, and complete the following practicums: a sensory evaluation practicum, a practicum in food safety and quality, and a food analysis practicum with equipment identification.
    During the sensory evaluation, students must identify the variety of food aromas from a selected list of scents. Then they must also complete a variety of taste testing stations in which they must sample three different samples of the same thing and determine either which one is different or what the main flavor is in that product. During the Food Safety and Quality Practicum, students must watch a variety of slides and determine what the Good Management Practice violation is such as: Improper Personal Hygiene, Improper Sanitation, Improper Food Handling, Improper Chemical Storage, Improper Pest Management, or if there is no violation. Then students are also given a scenario in which they must write a customer complain letter to the manufacture that determines the quality or safety issue, the concern or hazard if biological, chemical, or physical in nature, and an explanation as to how this problem should be handled.
    The team consisted of Caity Gaddis, Rachael LaBenne, Nolan Green, Courtney Ballinger, Maribeth Pozderac, Rhylee Wilson, Ashlee Montalvo, Jessica Small, Jacob Rudd, Kendra Denton, Cierrah Calbert and Whitney Barnes, Alexa Jones, Gage Cornell, and Kellan Swihart.

Fredericktown FFA takes 11th in the State Parliamentary Procedure Contest

    Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed for the first time in a very long time in the State Parliamentary Procedure Competition at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. They properly run a meeting as they earn points on discussions and how to use certain abilities. This must all be done in a 12 minute time limit. Then at the completion of that demonstration, team members must answer oral questions from the judges with an immediate response given. The team may only have 6 members compete. The secretary must also take neat and accurate minutes of the meeting. The team also has to complete a test over their general knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and the variety of abilities.
    The team took 3rd place in their heat and 11th place overall. Team members include Caity Gaddis, Justin Goeppinger, Holly McClay, Milan Pozderac, Courtney Ballinger, Jacob Lotz, and Kendra Denton (alternate).

Fredericktown FFA takes 11th in the State Parliamentary Procedure Contest 

    Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed for the first time in a very long time in the State Parliamentary Procedure Competition at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. They properly run a meeting as they earn points on discussions and how to use certain abilities. This must all be done in a 12 minute time limit. Then at the completion of that demonstration, team members must answer oral questions from the judges with an immediate response given. The team may only have 6 members compete. The secretary must also take neat and accurate minutes of the meeting. The team also has to complete a test over their general knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and the variety of abilities. The team took 3rd place in their heat and 11th place overall.
    Team members include Caity Gaddis, Justin Goeppinger, Holly McClay, Milan Pozderac, Courtney Ballinger, Jacob Lotz, and Kendra Denton (alternate).

Fredericktown FFA attends National FFA Convention 

    Recently members of the Fredericktown FFA attended the National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. During National Convention the chapter participated in many activities while they attended the convention. The convention included a large career show for the students to attend. The career show boasts more than 1,300 booths representing agriculture-related companies, colleges, US Armed Forces and much, much more. The students also toured Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum, toured the Creation Museum, in addition to the convention sessions. In the convention sessions students learned how to “Amplify” their leadership skills, and they learned how they could also encourage their local chapter members to reach their potential and grow as well. The chapter also enjoyed a concert by Maddie & Tae with Jake Owens and the World’s Toughest Rodeo.
    We had nine members amongst the 65,000 FFA members in attendance from all of the United States. Members that went to the convention included Jacob Lotz, Holly McClay, Tanner Ruhl, Caity Gaddis, Dalton Canter, Whittney Barnes, Justin Goeppinger, Jessica Small, and Ryan Matthews.

Fredericktown FFA takes 8th in Ohio Rural Soils Contest

    The Fredericktown FFA recently qualified and participated in the State Soils competition. They placed 8th place missing nationals by 11 points. The team did exceptionally well! The students judged four soil pits where they evaluate the Slope, landform/position, soil textures, soil structure, depth of topsoil, drainage classes, and depth to restrictive features, compaction in the upper 10”, infiltration rates, and living organisms present. Once that is determined on each pit they then have to determine which would be the Best Management Practices to consider for that farm field for reducing erosion, compaction, and improving water quality and improving soil fertility. They would also determine if that field should be used for farmland or made into a forest or prairie. Members also had to complete a test over general soil knowledge and a test out of the web soil survey book for the location. Jacob Lotz took 11th place individual overall and Ryan Matthews took 15th individual.
    The rural team consisted of Milan Pozderac, Holly McClay, Ryan Matthews and Jacob Lotz.

Fredericktown FFA takes 6th place in the State Urban Soils Contest 

    Recently the Fredericktown FFA Chapter qualified and competed in the State Urban Soils Competition. The team evaluated 4 soils pits to determine their proper soil properties for urban purposes which is to decide if it would be a good place to build a house or commercial building or not. They have to evaluate slope, landform positions, flooding/slippage factors, soils textures, soil structure, drainage classes, depth to restrictive features, and depth to bedrock. Once those are evaluated then they can determine the overall Best Management Practices for the following four categories: Building with Basements, Sewage Treatment Systems, Driveways and Local Roads, and Lawns, Gardens, and Landscaping. 
    The team took 6th overall in the state missing national contest qualification by only 8 points. Jessica Small took 7th place individual in the entire contest. Kendra Denton was right behind Jessica by 3 points and took 8th place individual in the contest. Those team members were Susan Hoeflick, Jessica Small, Courtney Ballinger, and Kendra Denton.
    Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.





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