The Warsaw FFA Chapter had their annual Spring Banquet and Awards Dinner on Friday, May 4th at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center with the theme of “A Night at the Oscars”. The chapter celebrated the many successes of the year by handing out numerous degrees and awards along with recognizing the year’s career development event and proficiency winners. Star Greenhand was awarded to freshman Jacob Baker. The Anglin-Bishop Scholarship was awarded to senior Morgan Smith. Each year the chapter awards one or two honorary degrees to adults that have gone above and beyond to assist the chapter in numerous ways. The two 2018 Honorary Degree recipients were Mrs. Gabi Wall and Mr. Ot Schroeder. The chapter also had four members compete in the Welding Career Development Event: Hunter Lane, Jacob Baker, Zac Elkins, and Ethan Miller. The team placed 13 out of 65 teams.
The chapter also recognized the Top 16 in points for the 2017-18 school year. These members will be attending a points awards trip to Deep River Waterpark this summer: Katie Wood, Taryn Whetstone, Bailey Stutzman, Ciara Stout, Morgan Smith, Reagan Rowland, Hunter Lane, Zach Howard, Bailey Hanes, Kiersten Gagnon, Dakotah Easterday, Jacob Baker, Ayden Ault, Haley Archer, and Valerie Messmore.
Finally, the chapter awarded top leaders from each grade level and highest academic levels from each grade. 7th Grade: Thomas Boggs 8th Grade: Bailey Stutzman 9th Grade: Haley Archer 10th Grade: Ayden Ault 11th Grade: Allison Layne and Abby Doberstein 12th Grade: Katie Wood. The prestigious academic awards were given to the following individuals in grade order 9th-12th: Brittany Duncan, Amslie Howett, Abby Doberstein, and Zach Howard.
The Warsaw FFA Chapter would like to thank the community for their continuous support and involvement they invest in the Warsaw Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Department. We are ready for a new year with great opportunities.
Upcoming Events for the Warsaw FFA Chapter:
State FFA Convention (June 19th-21st)
Young McDonald’s Barn (July 8th-12th)
Top Points Awards Trip to Deep River Waterpark (July 17th)
State Fair Set-Up Day (July 20th)
2017-18 Warsaw FFA Retiring Officers during their final recognition (left to right): President- Ciara Stout, Vice President- Valerie Messmore, Secretary- Morgan Smith, Treasurer- Zach Howard, Reporter- Reagan Rowland, and Sentinel- Hunter Lane. Far Right- Jacob Riley, one of the Warsaw FFA Advisors, looks on.
2018-19 Warsaw FFA Officer Team (left to right) -- Sentinel - Taryn Whetstone, Vice President - Reagan Rowland, President - Valerie Messmore, Treasurer- Abby Doberstein, Reporter - Allison Layne, and Secretary - Jacob Baker.