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Congratulations to our Warsaw FFA members who competed in the Area X Livestock Skillathon competition on Tuesday, September 11th. 

The senior team placed 5th & the junior team placed 4th. A special congratulations goes out to Jacob Baker for placing 1st individually in the Senior Division. 

(Pictured above are: Ayden Ault, Jacob Baker, Thomas Boggs, Blake Schnackenberg, Makaleigh Lane, & Haley Archer) 

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The Warsaw FFA Chapter recently had over 20 members attend the Indiana FFA District II Kick-Off at Bremen High School. This annual event is hosted by both the current Indiana FFA State Officer & District II Officer teams. The event was filled with many fun team building activities and was an opportunity for our members to not only meet other FFA members from our district but to also get to know the state & district officer teams. 

The Warsaw FFA Chapter & Agriculture Department also had the opportunity to host two of the Indiana FFA State Officers, Savannah Bordner- Northern Region VP & Austin Berenda- Treasurer on Thursday, September 6th. Savannah & Austin visited Mr. Riley's 2nd-period Animal Science class and led the students through many activities about agriculture & FFA. 



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Between serving at the Young McDonalds Barn at the Kosciusko County Community Fair in July, having fun on their rewards trip at Deep River Waterpark before school started, & helping with the Tom Farms Appreciation Supper this month- The Warsaw FFA Chapter has been very busy recently. The officer team members have been working hard lately to plan & prepare for upcoming activities as well. Check out all of the upcoming activities (including an FFA meeting & cookout tonight!) below & enjoy pictures from their past events!
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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.
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For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our students who are considered non-traditional. A 'non-traditionalCTE student is considered one who is pursuing a career or technical education program related to an occupation which employs less than 25% of their gender.


Abbi Curtis is a senior here at Warsaw Community High School/Warsaw Area Career Center & will be graduating with three WACC Career Academies, including Animal Science, Natural Resource Management, & Horticulture/Plant Science. She is currently taking Agribusiness Management but has also taken Natural Resource Management, Animal Science, Horticulture, Plant & Soil Science, & Advanced Life Science: Animals here in the Career Center. Abbi says that she knew she wanted to pursue a degree in Agriculture so not only did all of these classes interest her, but she also had heard great things about our Ag program. When she is not at school, Abbi is involved in track, 4-H, and FFA. She's achieved much in these activities including; 4-H: Grand Champion, Champion, Reserve Champion, & the Ambition Award, Track: Rookie of the Year & Fastest Sprinter, FFA: Highest Fruit Seller, Top Crops Judge, Greenhand & Chapter Degrees. Upon graduation, Abbi plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College to get an Associates Degree in Agribusiness and then finish her Bachelors at Purdue University. Congrats Abbi on all of your accomplishments! We 







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Photo Credit: Jessi Navarro Photography)
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