Archbold FFA held its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, March 20, at Archbold High School. More than 170 members, parents, and guests attended.
Every high school FFA member received at least one award.
The 2012-2013 officer team was installed for the next school year: Kyle Wesche, president; Ella Weaver, vice president; Elizabeth Wiemken, secretary; Ben Eggers, treasurer; Meridith Short, reporter; Tyson Rufenacht, student advisor; Brodie Ranzau, sentinel; and Lauren Stuckey, historian.
A 15-minute slide show of the competitions and activities the chapter participated in throughout the year was shown.
The evening also included recognition of individual awards for outstanding leadership, accomplishments,and service to the chapter. Members who received the Star Greenhand award, given to first-year members, were Short, Hannah Hesterman, Stuckey, and CJ Brubaker.
Star Chapter members included Rufenacht, Weaver, Michael Hesterman, and Alex Hurst.
Kyle Wesche received the Star Chapter Farmer. Eggers received the Star in Ag Business.
Kyle Wesche and Rachel Wiemken received the Chapter Leadership award. The Blue and Gold Award went to Jeff Litogot and Taylor Dickman.
Ethan Wiemken received the Glenn Galloway Agricultural Accomplishment Award. Olley Short received the Dekalb Outstanding Senior award.–Meridith Short, reporter