Extension offers Real Money, Real World
Lynchburg teachers Brenda Keltner, JoHeather Arnett and Michelle Truman partnered recently with OSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Educator Kathy Bruynis to present “Real Money, Real World” to more than 50 freshman students.
Hillsboro FFA offers ag power diagnostics
In FFA, there are many Career Development Events (CDEs) for everyone, no matter what your interests may be. Recently, Zach Askren and Owen Florea got to jump into the more mechanical side of the CDEs — Ag Power Diagnostics. They serve as an assessment in students’ knowledge on the recognizing and the repairing of different issues in industrial as well as agricultural power equipment. Askren and Florea were one of two teams who were able to find all of the problems in the morning session of the Ag Power Diagnostics contest held at Ag Pro in Wilmington. When asked about his experience with the contest, Askren said, “Ag Power Diagnostics has taught me so much that I have been able to use it even outside of this CDE.” Pictured are Askren (left) and Florea competing in the Ag Power Diagnostics Competition at Wilmington Ag Pro.
Lynchburg-Clay M.S. Honor Roll
Lynchburg-Clay Middle School has released its honor roll lists for the third grading period of the 2022-23 school year:
Greenfield 5th graders help local causes with art
FFA 4th in marketing
Marketing is a key component of today’s society. The Hillsboro FFA had four members who excelled in their ability to establish customer needs, build rapport and make an official sale through the Individual Sales Call Simulation. These students were Ryan Mau, Emma Yochum, Grace Watson and Alex McClaren. These four students were also tested on ag sales knowledge and participated in a team activity to help prepare them for sales calls. They placed fourth overall at the district competition hosted at the Ross County FFA and ran by Talawanda FFA. Pictured (l-r) are Mau, Yochum, Watson and McClarren.
Hillsboro FFA holds monthly meeting
The Hillsboro FFA chapter recently held its monthly meeting in the Agricultural Education Department at Hillsboro High School. There were approximately 131 members present. They voted on important items of new business such as the annual strawberry sale, National FFA Week and the design for this year’s T-shirt. “Being a new member, I really enjoyed seeing how a meeting is run and the discussion that can happen. I found it very interesting to see the ideas being expressed by the members,” said member Brayden Lane. Since that meeting was held during lunch, the chapter provided pizza, chips and drinks to the members. Hillsboro FFA members are pictured during the January meeting.
WC judging contest attracts record competitors
The numbers are in and confirm that the 65th edition of the Wilmington College Aggies’ annual Judging Contest was a record-breaker in attracting 1,608 participants from Ohio and three neighboring states on March 1. Numbers eclipsed last year’s 1,600 competitors.
Hillsboro M.S. names PBIS students
Three students were recently chosen to be the sixth-grade Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) leaders at Hillsboro Middle School.
McClain FFA 8th in the state
The McClain FFA Chapter recently took a team to the state contest for biotechnology where it placed eighth. At the contest the participants had to do two lab skill events, identify different biotechnology equipment and develop a presentation about an issue in biotechnology. They also had to take an online test to qualify, where they placed in the top 20 schools in the state. Pictured (l-r) are team members Olivia Stegbauer, Anna Eikenberry, Hannah Crago and Abby Mustard.
Appalachian Summer Learning apps due
The application deadline for two summer learning opportunities for Appalachian students is approaching. Applications for the 2023 Appalachian Regional Commission’s STEM Academy at Oak Ridge and Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy are due Friday, Feb. 10.