Morenci FFA awards 2.25

Written by David Green.

Three Morenci Area High School students recently participated in skill competitions through LISD Tech Center classes.

David Stutzman and fellow LISD Tech Center Agri-Science students earned first place in Ag Issues at the FFA Regional Contest Feb. 18 at Jackson Community College. Daniel Stutzman, along with other Tech Center Natural Sciences students, placed second in Greenhand Conduct of Meetings.

Both teams qualified to compete at the FFA State Finals scheduled March 11 to 13 at Michigan State University.

Nate Schaffner placed third with 906 points in the Skills USA Collision Repair and Refinish Regional Competition Feb. 19 at the LISD Tech Center. Schaffner qualified to compete in the SkillsUSA State Competition April 24 to 26 in Lansing.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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