Fayette FFA 12.15.2010

Written by David Green.

Hard work paid off for the Fayette FFA Parliamentary Procedure team. The many before-school practice sessions resulted in a second-place district contest finish and a trip to the state competition.

The team will travel Dec. 18 to the state contest in Columbus.

Team members are Darrell Randall, Reba Rash, Clay Burkholder, Jon Boesger, Cady Stockburger, Jessie Torres, Sarah Kovar and Amanda Gilmore. Alternate members are Demi Powers, Noelle Goodson and Sydney Brown.

Fayette’s team also placed first at the county contest Dec. 2 in Archbold.

Three Fayette members advanced to the district competition in the job interview contest. Those advancing were Rollin Jones, Patrick Mellott and Jessie Torres.

Other Fayette students participating were Demi Powers, Alec Hylander, Patrick Mellott, Reba Rash and Clay Burkholder.

Competitors created a résumé and cover letter, participated in a mock interview, filled out an application and wrote a thank you letter.

Extra fruit from the annual sales project will be given to the Christmas Cheer program to assist Fulton County families in need of help.

A school-wide effort to collect non-perishable goods continues at the school for the Christmas Cheer program.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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