The Evergreen FFA Chapter announces its 2016-17 officer team:
President Heidi Fritsch, a senior, is the daugter of Jim and Lisa Fritsch. She runs cross country and plays softball, and is also a member of the foreign language club, NHS and the 4-H Club. She has received the Evergreen High School citizenship award and an academic letter award each year of attendance.
During her sophomore year, Heidi won the American Legion contest for the school and for Fulton County. In the FFA, she has participated in the career development events of soil judging, general livestock, job interview, and parliamentary procedure. This year, for the job interview contest, she moved onto districts where she placed eighth.
She plans to attend the University of Toledo in the fall.
Vice President Maggie Carter, 17, is a junior from Berkey, Ohio. At EHS she is involved in many clubs, and is very competitive in showing horses nationally through the American Quarter Horse Association and its affiliates. She is also part of the Ohio-Michigan-Indiana Quarter Horse Association, where she currently holds the office of president of the Youth Organization.
When Maggie is not showing or studying she can be found doing community service at her church, traveling on mission trips or working with the homeless at the Saturday Morning Community Picnic throughout the year.
Secretary Andrea Smithmyer is a sophomore, and the daughter of Dave and Lisa Smithmyer. She plays softball for Evergreen High School and is involved in FCCLA, Foreign Language Club, Varsity E, 4-H, and FFA. She is the secretary of her 4-H club and her FFA chapters.
Andrea takes market chickens, market hogs, clothing, and arts projects to the Fulton County Fair. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball, camp counseling, and playing with her animals.
Treasurer Evan Conrad, 18, is the son of Scott and Jenny Conrad. He is involved with the EHS National Honor Society, varsity bowling, and varsity golf. He enjoys spending his time working on his family’s 2,300-acre grain farm, hanging out with friends, and vacationing with his family.
Evan plans to attend The University of Northwest Ohio (UNOH), where he will major in Ag-Business, then eventually return to the family farm as a partner in the business.
Student Advisor Katie Fritsch is the daughter of Jim and Lisa Fritsch of Berkey, Ohio. She is a very active EHS junior participating in various clubs and sports in and out of the school. She runs cross country, and is a member of the SADD, FFA, FCCLA, Spanish Club, FCA, and NHS clubs. She also plays basketball and volleyball for the Catholic Youth Organization.
Katie is a part of her church’s youth group, and she has been in 4H for eight years. She enjoys spending time with her friends or family, who would describe her as a compassionate person.
Reporter Ashley Garlick, an EHS junior, is the daughter of Vicky Loeffler and Shane Garlick. She is involved in cross country, soccer, National Honor Society, band, and 4-H. This is her second year in this office and third year in FFA.
Ashley would like to attend Michigan State University and major in architectural landscaping.
Sentinel Brendan Canfield is the son of Tannis and Mike Canfield. Brendan is an EHS junior involved in band and baseball. This is his first year as an officer and his third year in FFA.
Brendan would like to start a career in welding after high school.
Co-Sentinel Jared Leininger is an EHS sophomore, the son of Mike and Teresa Leininger. He likes to help on the family farm and alongside his fellow officer, Evan Conrad, on his family farm. This is Jared’s second year in FFA and his first year on the officer team.
Jared plans to study ag diesel at Four County Community Ceneter. In his free time, he likes to throw shot and disc or work on his car. Jared hopes to continue his career in FFA at FCCC.
Special Committee Member Myra Kusmaul, a sophomore, is an EHS student athlete. Her hobbies include playing softball and volleyball. She is part of FFA, FCA, Foreign Language Club, and 4-H. She is currently serving as the secretary in her local 4-H group.
This is Myra’s second year in FFA.
Special Committee Member Rachel Hicks is a sophomore. She has been in FFA for two years,and this is her first year being on a committee. Rachel is currently involved in 4-H, where she shows dairy goats, chickens, and ducks. She is also in the Evergreen Marching band, where she plays the trumpet.
Her future plans are to attend college with aspirations to enter a veterinary school.
Emily Wheeler, 16, is an EHS junior. She enjoys spending time with her family and going hunting. She lives on a 30-acre farm and raises animals, as well as growing her own produce. She is involved in riding horses, soccer, and track.