The Wauseon FFA chapter has recognized outstanding members who took an an interest in the agricultural industry. For the first time this year, they included seventh grade students.
During the Feb. 23 meeting held at Wauseon High School, the Discovery FFA Degree was awarded to students who enrolled in the Seventh Grade Agriculture Education course and passed the FFA test. They are:
Ian Arps, Jaden Banister, Maddux Chamberlain, Ayden Cheney, Hunter Gault, Aidan Goodman, Alexis Haury, Hunter Knapp, Gabe Kuszmaul, Hunter Little, Bailey McGuire, Hunter Nofziger, Ken Nye, Ellie Oyer, Jac Schroeder, Kiara Stutzman, Brady Thomas, Benicio Vielma, Luke Wheeler, Layton Wilson, Evan Banister, Jackson Bauer, Jettie Burget, Zander Kesler, Sammy Klawitter, Cooper Lane, Iziah Maya, Logan Moore, Levi Naves, Hayley Orzechowski, Jaxon Radabaugh, Logan Richer, Jaden Short, Loren Starkweather, Lexus Stipp, Nolan Thourot, Devon Turney, Jayden Walther, Keegan Waxler, Kayden Widman, Isaac Wilson, and Mariah Wittenmyer.
The FFA chapter also recognized eighth grade and freshman students who passed their FFA unit test and recited and memorized the FFA creed awarding them the Greenhand Degree: Rudy Beltran, Logan Blackman, Sean Brock, Megan Carroll, Lexie Dodd, Jonah Figgins, Zevin Gleckler, Jameson Gray, Faith Jasso, Cole Karcsak, Carson Mahlman, Brandon Martinez, Shali McCarley, Brooklyn Mull, Alyssa Ramos, Jared Richer, Isaac Rufenacht, Briley Rupp, Trent Sauber, Holden Serres, Kyle Silveous, Tyler Silveous, Wes Spadafore, Alex Stevens, Logan Tester, Noah Tester, Jeremiah Wiebeck, Sydney Zirkle, Jarrett Bischoff, Wyatt Blosser, McKayla Clymer, Cody Figy, Israel Garza, Daisy Giguere, Ethan Glover, Shawn Hanson, Garette Hodge, Owen King, Drew Krall, Wyatt Lane, Jordan Lange, Gavin Lotozynski, Michael McNally, Chaz Meyer, Mercedez Osley, Sierra Rupp, Alicia Rutledge, Salina Santiago, Trey Schroeder, Riley Sluder, Chase Soltis, Sammy Sosa, Juli Spadafore, Darion Wade, Troy Whitmer, Brady Blaylock, Jose Cordova, Trent Davis, Jaiden Falke, Madison Henry, Emily Hoeffel, Steven Lotozysnki, Caleb Macklin, Elian Martinez, Merideth Okuley, Trisitan Page, Hannah Richer, Trevor Rodriguez, Brianna Ruby, Elijah Seibel, Levi Seiler, Hunter Serres, Jozlyn Smallman, Mallorie Strauss, Isaac Thourot,Kyle VanSlyke, Amber Wolpert, and Rylee Wreede.
In other business, the FFA chapter held officer elections. The newly-elected officers serving for 2016-17 are Grant Suntken, Conner Johnson, Hannah Richer, Cory Johnson, Julie Kahrs, Kennedy Gebhart, and Mac Warncke.
FFA reporter Grant Suntken