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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.


Kaitlyn Miotto, a senior student here at Warsaw Community High School & the Warsaw Area Career Center, is currently in Landscape Management with Mrs. Kincaid. Previously, she's also taken Introduction to Ag and Plant & Soil Science. Kaitlyn says that she loves plants and animals, which is why she decided to take these classes. Outside of school, Kaitlyn enjoys playing Rugby. Upon graduation, Kaitlyn plans to attend college but is undecided as of yet. Thanks, Kaitlyn, for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. 
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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.


Taryn Whetstone is a junior here at Warsaw Community High School & the Warsaw Area Career Center. She is currently taking Landscape Management & Honors Advanced Life Science Animals but has also taken into to Agriculture, Animal Science, Food Science, Plant & Soil Science, & Natural Resource Management here in the WACC. Taryn says she loves learning more about agriculture and gaining hands-on experience in the classrooms & labs, which is why she chooses to take these classes. Outside of school, Taryn is actively involved in FFA, softball, 4-H, & Track. Taryn has earned the Top Leader Award & Outstanding Sophomore Award in FFA. After high school, Taryn plans to attend Purdue University to major in Agriculture. Thanks, Taryn for allowing us to feature you on the website today!
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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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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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