Recent FFA Activities

Teacher Lunch and Officer Elections


The West Holmes FFA Chapter recently served the West Holmes High School teacher staff on Monday, February 20th, 2017. The members served the teachers a baked potato bar with drinks and desserts. Participants were Chris Vansickle, Zach Myers, Alyx Morris, John Hughes, Regina Miller, Caden Austin, Leon Williams, Travett Boughman, Tyler Lyons, Erik Hanna, Megan Brannon, Alyx Morris, Taylor Feikert, Regina Miller, Becca Vales, Mariah Miller, and Abby Rohr. The members served the teachers because of National FFA Week.


The West Holmes FFA chapter held its annual February Meeting and Officer Elections at Spare Time Lanes bowling alley. The meeting was brought to order by President Chris VanSickle and opening ceremonies were held. Reporter Abby Rohr, Sentinel John Hughes, and Treasurer Regina Miller gave officer reports. New business items included motions to hold the West Holmes FFA week March 20th-24th and pay for activities and events, have Exclusively Yours as the catering company for the banquet, hold a silent auction at the banquet with a donor to be announced later, have all strawberry money due March 24th, host and pay for supplies for the district Outdoor Power contest, have the chapter host the Mid-Ohio Lamb Show Classic at Harvest Ridge, pay for all banquet supplies, and to hold king and queen and officer elections.


The officer elections were held and the following members were elected for the 2017-2018 Officer Team, President Juanita Miller, Vice President Abby Rohr, Secretary Taylor Feikert, Treasurer Cade Patterson, Reporter Lexi Ogi, Sentinel Chase Stitzlein, Student Advisor Leon Williams, and Historian Braxton Lint.  Leon Williams was elected King and Abby Rohr was Elected Queen. After elections the members had the chance to enjoy snacks and bowling.


District Speaking


Wednesday, February 22nd Chasidy Schmucker competed in District Beginning Prepared Speaking. She presented her speech entitled “Rooftop Gardens”. Beginning prepared is a 5-7 minute memorized speech. She placed 3rd in the contest and narrowly missed going to state.


Sub District Speaking
Wednesday, February 15th the West Holmes FFA Chapter sent two individuals to subdistrict speaking at Plymouth High school. Chasidy Schmucker competed in Beginning Prepared speaking and Macin Hager competed in Creed speaking. Chasidy Schmucker wrote, memorized, recited, and answered questions about a speech. Macin Hager recited and answered questions about the creed. Chasidy placed 1st and Macin placed 6th. Chasidy will be moving on to District speaking Wednesday, February 22nd.


Tractor Troubleshooting


The West Holmes FFA Chapter sent individuals John Hughes and Brayden Schumaker to New London for district tractor troubleshooting. The members took a computer test Wednesday, February 8th. On the exam Brayden Schumaker received a 15 and John Hughes received a 12. While at districts they were tested by troubleshooting 5 tractors. The team placed 12th overall.


Ag Sales


Tuesday, February 22nd the West Holmes FFA Chapter sent its Ag Sales team to Hillsdale High school for district Ag Sales. The team consisted of Chris VanSickle, Becca Vales, Taylor Feikert and Lexi Ogi. The team took a test prior to competing. At districts the team went through a mock sale. Becca Vales placed 3rd individually and the team placed 4th overall.