WILLARD The Willard FFA competed in the OSU-ATI Dairy and General Livestock Judging Contest on Feb. 24.
The general livestock team placed third out of 33 teams, with Alex Bauer placing first out of 176 individuals. Nate Benich was seventh and Sabrina Featheringill was 30th. Completing the team were Jonathan Featheringill, Annette Benich and Lucas Zidarian. The Dairy team placed 10th out of 23 teams. Brandon Walcher was 15th overall. Jacy and Molly Smith completed the team. The next outing will be at Marysville on March 10th.
On Wednesday, Ashton Garner launched her speaking career to the state FFA finals. She competed in the freshmen level contest which is Creed Speaking. The FFA Creed is a five paragraph document stating an FFA member's beliefs in agriculture. The speakers then go through a question period in front of a panel of judges. Ashton, the daughter of Marc and Sue Garner, will compete in the state finals March 17 at The Ohio State University. She will be among 23 speakers, two each from the 10 agricultural districts.
Molly Smith, reporter
New London FFA
NEW LONDON New London FFA members went to Country Skateland on Feb. 19 to kick off their National FFA week.
Ten FFA members, one adviser and five guests attended. The group went to Pizza Hut before skating. Skating lasted for about four hours and included playing limbo and four orners, as well as making fun of one other falling and tripping. While playing limbo, none of the FFA members won Tim Sheppard, Jacob Willbond and Josh Weaver lasted the longest, making it to the third-to-the-last round.
Katie Morris, reporter