February was filled with many accomplishments by the Pettisville FFA chapter.
Several students traveled to attend an interview at state evaluation for their proficiencies. All placed in the top four in the state.
Tim Spiess participated in ag entrepreneurship; Rebekah Meller was ag science Student of the Year; Vicki Nofziger participated in three proficiency areas– swine production, specialty crop production, and diversified livestock placement; Kayla King placed in small animal production; and Torin Blosser for home improvement.
Spiess and Nofziger interviewed for Star State Degree awards. Both were first in District 1, and Spiess advanced for further interviews.
Logan Beck, Travis Beck, Nathan Betz, Aaron Bruner, Adi Bruner, Taylor Kruse, Luke Meller, Zach Pursel, and Arrin Short received Chapter degrees in a ceremony at Fayette School.
This degree is awarded after a member has completed the requirements as set by the National FFA constitution and already received a Greenhand degree.
Dexter Aeschliman, Kyle Beck, Brooke Betz, Josh Borton, Joel Brakefield, Jordan Brown, Molly Bruner, Annie Eicher, Emily Eicher, Crystal Frank, Claire Fry, Brittany Hamilton, Tyler Herschberger, Aaron King, Dylan Lilleholm, Amber Loar, Delaney Nofziger, Katelyn Nofziger, Justin Pursel, Tanner Rufenacht, Nathan Spotts, Kelsey Weirauch, Max Bloomer, Andrew Nofziger, Tanner Hostetler, and Constanze Leber received Greenhand degrees at the Pettisville FFA February meeting.
It is the first level of membership given to a student when all requirements have been met.
FFA Week was a success. The chapter had an official FFA apparel day and pancake breakfast for alumni, FFAers and staff.
An Animal Day, which covered the medications and grooming of the animals, was presented. Six animal species were covered.
Members also worked very hard to have a hoop shoot tournament with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital and Crop World Services. The FFA will donate $200 to each charity. Winning the shoot-off were Troy King and Nathan Spotts.
In the last two weeks, 21 members participated in District 1 Career Development Events. Pettisville’s best placing was from the fourth-place meats team of Aaron Bruner (fourth individual), Zach Pursel and Emily Herring. Alan Donnett placed sixth in the invitational agronomy contest.
The general livestock team was eighth; ag mechanics team, ninth; wildlife team, 13th.