160 Attend FFA Banquet

Awards night highlights year's success.

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160 Attend FFA Banquet

Chapter Officers 2017-18

Chapter Officers 2017-18

Chapter Officers 2017-18

Chapter Officers 2017-18

Katie York

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The annual FFA Banquet was held Monday, March 30, 2017. There were 160 people in attendance. 

President Lexi Freund called the banquet to order.

Vice President Nate Moen gave the reflection.

Freund Farms and Boes Repair donated the meat for the meal. Freshmen and sophomores brought side dishes and juniors and seniors brought desserts.

After the meal Matt Freund (FFA President’s father) and Dave York (FFA Alumni Rep) spoke.

All eighth-grade members received their Discovery Degrees.

All first-year members older than eighth grade received their Greenhand Degrees.

All second-year members older than eighth grade received their Chapter Degrees.

Freshman Tate Den Beste received the Star Greenhand Degree.

L. Freund received the Star Ag Business Award.

Morgan Barkley received the Star Chapter Farmer Award.

Carly Westphalen, Alexis Boes, and Nate Moen received FFA leadership Awards.

Jeremy Boes and Dr. Michael Amstein received the Honorary Chapter Farmer Awards.

Westphalen, A. Boes, Moen, and L. Freund were recognized for earning 10,000 points over their four years in FFA. A. Boes actually achieved this mile marker her junior year.

“The banquet is a way for us to highlight our chapter’s accomplishments,”FFA Advisor Eric Miller said. “I am happy that so many people took time out of their busy schedule to recognize all of the hard work that our FFA members have put in this year.  I would like to thank all of our retiring officers for their dedication to service this year.” 

The 2017-18 FFA secretary Heather Freund said, “I thought the banquet went really well. It was a great experience with fantastic people. We had some amazing leaders in the senior group, and I look forward to seeing what we will be doing next year.”

Junior Josh Rossell, who will serve as the 2017-18 Sentinel, said, “The banquet went very well, the food was great and a lot of people showed up. The officer team from the 2016-2017 year did a very great job and helped me become more active in the chapter, I hope to do the same for current and incoming members during my time as sentinel,” Josh Rossell.

“It was bittersweet and hard not to cry!” A. Boes said about her final banquet.  “As FFA has been a huge part of my life for the last four years, it was hard to say goodbye. All members have become one big family and it is always hard when you lose them.”

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