The Rich Hill Chapter of the FFA held their annual banquet on Friday, May 1st at 6:30 in the gymnasium and cafeteria. Attendees enjoyed a meal provided by the FFA Boosters with desserts from individual members.
Following the meal high school principal David Rotert welcomed the guests. Mr. Brian Gillis recognized various members of the community who help with the FFA and Luke Tourtillott was named an honorary member of the Rich Hill FFA.
Awards were given to the following:
Greenhand Degrees – 26 members including Cody Bolser, Sabin Bolser, Alan Clark, Shonasea Cowhick, Kenton Deems, Jennifer Doty, Kinady Fischer, Alec Gray, Wyatt Hammett, Chrystel Hillier, Aadin Humble, Delta Johnson, Dalton Keller, Vannetta Keller, Blake Kiger, Nate Kithcart, Jerry Lakey, Rachel Long, Zach Looney, Bailey Miller, Jamison Ogburn, Kimberly Pilcher, Michael Scrivener, Dalton Smarr, Kylann Tourtillott, and Jozelynn West.
Dekalb Award – Jacob Rapp
State Farmer Degrees – Riley Cameron, Jacob Rapp, and Hayley Klinksick
Star Greenhand – Kylann Tourtillott
Elmer Miller Horticultural Grant – Brendan Ephland and Robin Schapeler
Entomology -(Gold in District, Silver in State) Ryan Brown (high individual) Daniel Brown, Jason Courter, Taylor Brooks
Floriculture (Bronze in District) Renae Clark (high individual) Allison Taylor, Breanna Buesing, Mackenzie Yarick
Meats (Gold in District, Silver in State) Kaleb Fleischer (high individual) Jacob Mumma John Scrivener, Destiny Hillier
Nursery – (Silver in District) Madi Wheatley (high individual) Hayley Klinksick, Allison Steuck, Shelby Gould
Soils (Gold in Districts – Silver in State) Trevor Delozier (high individual) Riley Cameron, Jacob Thompson, Jacob Rapp
FFA Knowledge (bronze in Area) Jamison Ogburn (high individual) Nate Kithcart, Michael Scrivener, Chrystel Hillier
Trapshooting Team – Jacob Rapp, Riley Cameron, Jacob Mumma, Trevor Delozier, Bryant Courter
Officers for the 2015-2016 school year were installed. Breanna Buesing is the new president, Jacob Mumma – vice president, Kylann Tourtillott – Secretary, Taylor Brooks – Treasurer, Mackenzie Yarick – Reporter, Jamison Ogburn – Sentinel, KJ Wright – Chaplain, Robin Schapeler – Historian, Renae Clark – Parlimentarian.