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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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Congratulations to the newly elected Warsaw FFA Chapter Officer team for the 2018-2019 school year. These members were slated last evening and will be installed at the Annual Spring Banquet next Friday evening by the retiring officer team. We are so proud of these members & are excited to see what amazing things they will accomplish this year. 

President: Valerie Messmore
Vice President: Reagan Rowland
Secretary: Jacob Baker
Treasurer: Abby Doberstein
Reporter: Allison Layne
Sentinel: Taryn Whetstone


In addition to the officer election, Mr. Walmer lent his interviewing expertise during the meeting. With the help of Hunter Lane, & Zach Howard, they demonstrated how to give your best... and worst interviews!  Special thanks to Mr. Walmer for offering him time & talent to the over 40 FFA members that attended the meeting last night. 


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Last evening, over 300 FFA members from area schools competed in the District II Leadership Contest at Edgewood Middle School.  

Check out the Warsaw FFA member's results from the contest below:
(All events in bold will be moving on to the state competition in June)

Discovery Plant & Soil Science/ Horticulture Science/ Natural Resources Demonstration- Bailey Stutzman and Cora Ransbottom-1st 

Freshman Creed Speaking- Haley Archer 1st

Discovery Creed Speaking- Reese Rowland 3rd

Freshman Extemporaneous Public Speaking- Jacob Baker 1st

Freshman Prepared Public Speaking- Brittany Duncan 3rd 

Extemporaneous Public Speaking- Hunter Lane- 4th

Job Interview- Hunter Lane- 1st

Leadership Ambassador- Ciara Stout- 2nd

Star Greenhand- Reagan Rowland- 2nd

Prepared Public Speaking- Ayden Ault- 4th

Multi-Media Scrapbook- Ciara Stout- 2nd

Traditional Scrapbook- Reagan Rowland and Ciara Stout- 2nd 

Agriculture and Farm Business Management Demonstration- Valerie Messmore and Bailey Hanes- 1st

Animal Science Demonstration- Abby Doberstien- 1st

Novice Animal Science Demonstration- Jacob Baker- 2nd

Food Science and Technology Demonstration- Taryn Whetstone and Abby Doberstein- 2nd

Horticulture and Landscape Management Demonstration- Ciara Stout- 1st

Natural Resources Demonstration- Zach Howard- 2nd

Plant & Soil Science Demonstration- Morgan Smith- 1st

Quiz Bowl- Ayden Ault, Jacob Baker, Haley Archer, Brittany Duncan- 3rd

Discovery Quiz Bowl- Reese Rowland, Bailey Stutzman, Dakotah Easterday, Brystal Leasure- 4th

Talent- Allison Layne- 1st

Special thanks to all of the sponsors, volunteers, parents, and staff members who helped make last evening possible. Congratulations & great job to all of our Warsaw FFA members! Best of luck at the Indiana FFA State Convention at Purdue in June!


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The Warsaw FFA Chapter had the opportunity to assist with the 4th Annual Barn & Business Breakfast at Grace College Orthopedic Capital Center yesterday. This event was put on by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce, Grace College, Silveus Insurance, and Kosciusko County Farm Bureau. This event was a perfect chance for FFA members to mingle and network with top business and agriculture leaders in our community, along with hearing from great guest speakers Larry Clemens, Director of North America's Agriculture Program, & Dr. Nate Bosch, Director of the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams.  

For more information about the event, check out the article from Ink Free News in Warsaw: 

2018 Barn & Breakfast

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Last week the Warsaw FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week with plenty of awesome activities around the school and community. Each school day had it's own theme wear & event planned for students to participate in.  Tuesday was FFA apparel day with a guest speaker from Huntington University presenting to each Agriculture class. They also hosted a taco Tuesday lunch for members to partake in. Wednesday was American apparel day with pizza for lunch and Minute-to-Win-It games after school. Thursday was Hawaiian apparel day with a Just Dance party after school. On Friday, the FFA members hosted the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast and wore Official FFA Dress all day. Indiana FFA State Officer, Wyatt Law, also paid a visit to WCHS/WACC on Friday. The students were able to tour Depuy Synthes and learn about joint reconstruction & replacements, as well. Be sure to check out all the fun they had with the pictures below! 


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