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Earn Scholarships

Pettisville FFA Alumni awarded five scholarships during their banquet.

Receiving graduate scholarships were Jordan Skates and Lynnsey Crouch.

Skates is the daughter of Pam and Jerry, and is a freshman at Hocking College majoring in fisheries management and wildlife education.

While in FFA she served as chapter secretary and president and was on many committees and CDEs (Career Development Events).

She received her state FFA degree and was named in the top three in the nation in the agriscience fair competition multiple times.

Crouch is the daughter of Kim and Jeremy and is a sophomore at the University of Findlay majoring in animal science.

While in FFA she served as chapter treasurer and president and was on various committees and CDEs. She received her American FFA degree last fall.

Receiving a graduating senior scholarship is Madeleine Wixom, daughter of Jadea and Leo.

She plans to attend Hocking College and major in wildlife & fisheries management then attend Eastern Kentucky University for a degree in wildlife conservation management.

She works at Southern Roots Ranch and Weeping Willow Florists, has been active in National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Youth Group.

Her FFA activities include second vice president, state FFA degree, wildlife CDE Team, raising market lambs, broilers, mastiffs, stocking & pond care and top four in the state for wildlife proficiency.

Receiving a graduating senior scholarship is Brandi Schnitkey, daughter of Sheri and Chad. She plans to attend Fort Scott Community College in Kansas then Kansas State University, majoring in animal nutrition and ag marketing.

She works at Pettisville Meats, has been active in NHS, basketball, youth group, American Quarter Horse Association and International

Barrel Racing Association.

Her FFA activities include vice president, state FFA degree, various committee chairs, state and national conventions.

Receiving a state FFA officer scholarship is Gretchen Lee, daughter of Char and Chris. She currently serves as the Ohio FFA secretary.

She plans to attend Dordt University, Iowa, majoring in pre-veterinary science, and would like to do research.

Being a state officer has taken Gretchen to South Africa, Capitol Hill and many states. She has worked with many FFA chapters in her travels.

Gretchen feels FFA provided real-life application to the skills she learned in other classes while in high school.

She raised rabbits, worked at different livestock facilities, earned her state FFA degree and was very active in the chapter.

Her ag research projects took her to International Science and Engineering Fairs. She was a student observer in Phoenix and a presenter in Los Angeles.– Lexie Poulson, FFA Alumni reporter