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Congratulations to the Warsaw FFA Chapter on their recent accomplishments at the 2019 District II FFA Leadership Contest at Triton High School last Thursday evening. 

24 members competed in 23 different contests with more than half of them placing in the top three- 10 of which qualify for state! See the contest results below:

Freshman Creed: Bailey Stutzman- 3rd Place

Ag Sales Demo: Valerie Messmore- 2nd Place

Agriculture & Farm Business Management Demo: Valerie Messmore & Bailey Hanes- 1st Place*

Agriculture Mechanics & Technology Demo: Jacob Baker- 2nd Place

Animal Science Demo: Abby Doberstein & Lauryn Rhodes- 2nd Place

Novice Animal Science Demo: Kevin Hesser- 4th Place

Food Science Demo: Hailey Locke & Taryn Whetstone- 5th Place

Horticulture Science & Landscape Management Demo: Reagan Rowland & Brittany Duncan- 1st Place*

Natural Resources Demo: Anthony Taylor & Layton Cooper- 7th Place

Plant & Soil Science Demo: Kaylee Owens & Jared Taylor- 1st Place*

Essay: Dakota Easterday- 8th Place

Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Ayden Ault- 9th Place

Prepared Public Speaking: Reagan Rowland- 4th Place

Discovery Degree Prepared Public Speaking: Alyssa Swanson- 1st Place*

Job Interview: Allison Layne- 1st Place*

Leadership Ambassador: Valerie Messmore- 3rd Place

Quiz Bowl: Bailey Stutzman, Dakota Easterday, Anthony Taylor, Cadence Gibson- 1st Place*

Multimedia Scrapbook: Valerie Messmore & Reagan Rowland- 5th Place

Traditional Scrapbook: Allison Layne- 1st Place*

Star Greenhand: Jacob Baker- 3rd Place

Talent: Allison Layne- 1st Place

Discovery Degree Demo #2: Reese Rowland & Blake Schnackenburg- 4th Place

Discovery Degree Quiz Bowl: Reese Rowland, Blake Schnackenburg, Brea Thompson, & Alyssa Swanson- 1st Place*

Discovery Degree Creed Speaking: Reese Rowland- 1st Place*

*Denotes a State qualifier who is eligible to compete at the Indiana FFA State Convention at Purdue University in June. 


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The Indiana Association of Agriculture Educators recently announced the District II Outstanding Teachers and our very own Agriculture Education Teacher & FFA Advisor, Jacob Riley was selected. He will be recognized and awarded at the IAAE Summer Workshop & Banquet in June.

Jacob joined the WACC four years ago and has been an integral part of the Warsaw FFA Chapter & Agriculture Program. Mr. Riley implemented the CASE Curriculum & has received several grants for continued training with this curriculum- including the most recent  $1,500 CHS Foundation Grant. He continues to lead the Warsaw FFA Chapter into many new adventures & accomplishments- including most recently advising the Senior Parliamentary Procedure Team into a 4th place finish at the Indiana FFA State level.

Congratulations Mr. Riley! The Warsaw Area Career Center is so thankful to have you on our team!


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The Warsaw FFA Chapter is busy preparing for many upcoming events, contests, and activities. Be sure to check out their schedule below to get involved and contact an advisor or officer if you have any questions! 

Quick snapshot of all the upcoming FFA Activities: 

Wednesday, March 27- Leadership Practice 3-4:30 pm; Horse & Pony Judging Practice 4:30-5:45 pm; Ag Day Presenters Planning 4:30-5:30 pm;  March FFA Meeting 6-7:30 pm

Thursday, March 28- Horse & Pony Judging Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Friday, March 29- Horse & Pony Judging Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Monday, April 8- Leadership Practice 3-4:30 pm; 

Tuesday, April 9- Ag Day Presenters 8 am- 3pm;

Wednesday, April 10- Ag Day Presenters and Tour Guides 8 am-3 pm; Horse & Pony Judging Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Thursday, April 11- Horse & Pony Judging Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Friday, April 12- Horse & Pony Judging Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Saturday, April 13- Area Horse & Pony CDE; 

Monday, April 15- Chapter FFA Officer Applications Due by 3:15 pm; 

Tuesday, April 16- Leadership Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Wednesday, April 17- Leadership Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Thursday, April 18- District Leadership Contests @ Triton HS (3-10 pm)

Monday, April 22- Officer Meeting & Spring Banquet Rehearsal 3- 5 pm;

Tuesday, April 23- FFA Officer Interviews 3:30-7 pm; 

Wednesday, April 24- April FFA Meeting & FFA Officer Elections 6-7 pm; National Chapter Awards Application Due; 

Thursday, April 25- Purdue World Food Prize

Friday, April 26- Purdue World Food Prize

Saturday, April 27- State Practical Forestry, Nursery/ Landscape, Floriculture, Small Engines CDEs

Monday, April 29- Spring Banquet Rehearsal in PAC 3- 5 pm;

Wednesday, May 1- State FFA Band, Chorus, & Talent Applications Due; State LDE Materials Due

Friday, May 3- Annual Spring FFA Awards Banquet 6-8:30 pm (All members must attend in Official Dress); 

Monday, May 6- Officer Meeting 3-4:30 pm; 

 

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Valerie Messmore is a current senior here at Warsaw Community High School & Warsaw Area Career Center.

Val is currently enrolled in Advanced Accounting & in a Work-Based Learning Capstone where she is interning at Alderfer, Bergen, & Co. Previously she has taken Interpersonal Relationships, Intro to Agriculture, Advanced Life Science: Animals, Business Law & Ethics, Intro to Accounting, & Personal Financial Responsibility. Valerie states that she chose to take these classes because of her interest in business-type occupations along with her interest in agriculture.

Outside of school, Valerie is involved in many extra-curricular activities. She is the President of her 4H Horse & Pony Club, Warsaw FFA Chapter President, on the President's Council, Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy, & Kosciusko County Farm Bureau Board, and in Octagon Club & National Honors Society. She's proud to have been named an Optimist Student of the Week and Purdue Presidential Scholar, recently.

Upon graduation, Valerie plans to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette to major in Accounting with a minor in Business Management. She hopes to one day return to Warsaw to pursue her career as a certified financial planner. 
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Students in Mr. Riley's Advanced Life Science: Animals class recently used different shapes of noodles to make the skeletons of an animal they chose. The students had to use a specific amount of noodles as well as label each bone individually. Great job everyone! 

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