The Hillsboro FFA hosted its annual chapter banquet April 3 where members were recognized for their various achievements throughout the past school year.
Proficiency awards were given to those members who demonstrated specialized skills in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs). Bryanna Buerkle received a proficiency award for agricultural communications and agricultural education; Hunter Chain for agricultural mechanics design and fabrication; Savannah Scott for agricultural processing; Alex Ventura for agricultural sales placement; Ashley Chaney for agricultural services placement; Lauren Grover for beef production, accounting, and diversified livestock; Joseph Rudy for dairy entrepreneurship; Kaleb Harp for dairy production; Jacquelyn Marietta for diversified specialty animal; Danielle Burden for equine science entrepreneurship; Chase Colliver for fiber and oil crop production; Whitney Seitz for goat production; Cameron Middleton for outdoor recreation; Kobe Cutis for poultry production; Hannah Oyer for small animal production; Meredith Oglesby for sheep production, community improvement, and specialty crop production; Jacob Helterbrand for swine production; Jarrod Conn for turf grass management; and Breanne Fender for vegetable production.
Star awards were also presented to the best among the chapter’s members. This year, the members who received Star Awards included Lana Grover, Grant Crum, Joe Rudy, Bryanna Buerkle, Meredith Oglesby and Lauren Grover. Janice Smith and Minnie Price received Spirit Awards for their outstanding dedication to the FFA.
Each year, the Bankers Award is presented by Merchants National Bank. This award is given to seniors who have been productive with financial management through their Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Seniors Keely Bennington, Lauren Grover, Meredith Oglesby and Madison Snyder were the four recipients of the Bankers Award. Each of them received a check from Merchants National Bank.
Submited by Peyton Kidder.