The Pettisville FFA Alumni and Friends group has awarded four college scholarships to Chrysta Beck, Mikayla Crouch, Dustin Nofziger, and Josiah Hoops.
Beck, daughter of Beth Ann and Dave, is a sophomore at Mississippi State University, majoring in poultry science and minoring in Spanish.
In high school she participated in the Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club, West Clinton MYF, National Honor Society, Pettisville Spanish Club, and Super Stars Dance Company.
In FFA, she was a finalist in the area of Small Animal Production & Agriscience Research Proficiencies.
She participated in Agriscience Fair, Soil Judging, Public Speaking, General Livestock Judging and Safety Day. She served as chapter vice president and treasurer and earned her State FFA Degree.
At MSU, she participates in the Mississippi State collegiate FFA chapter, undergraduate research, and serves as a MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassador.
She serves as the historian for the Poultry Science Club.
She will travel to New Zealand in early May to learn about its poultry industry, tour farms, and visit college campuses to discuss the state of the U.S. poultry industry.
Crouch, daughter of Jeremy and Kim, is majoring in agricultural business at The Ohio State University.
She served as secretary of the Pettisville FFA, attending Washington Leadership Conference and state and national conventions.
She competed in proficiencies, district livestock events and earned her Ohio FFA Degree. She was involved with church youth council and 4-H.
Nofziger, son of Cathy and Jeff, is majoring in business with a minor in accounting at Northwest State Community College.
He played baseball, soccer and was in 4-H. He served as treasurer of the Pettisville FFA, assisted with Safety Day and Animal Day, and did research work attending several science fairs.
He attended state and national conventions and received his Ohio FFA Degree.
Hoops, son of Jim and Brenda, attends Northwest State Community College, where he is majoring in crop and soil science.
While in high school, he participated in National Honor Society, Jazz Band, track, and the First Church of God Wauseon Youth Group.
In FFA, he participated in Safety Day, Animal Day, Urban and Rural Soil Judging, Agronomy and Ag Engineering Career Development Events.
He placed ninth in the state in the ag engineering CDE. He also operates the family 250-acre farm. He will receive his American FFA Degree in the fall.