Fayette FFA 2012.12.12

Written by David Green.

Both of Fayette FFA's parliamentary procedure teams are advancing to the district competition after success at the county level.

Fayette's advanced team—Miranda Minzey, Cole Burkholder, Cady Stockburger, Demi Powers, Patty Hookstadt, Noelle Goodson, Adriana Hibbard, Alec Hylander, and Taylor West—placed first in the county competition.

This is the first that novice teams have competed. Fayette's team—Kaela Seiler, Alexis Fruchey, Casen Burkholder, Emilie Keiser, Jordan Douglass, Hayley Burkholder, Riley Ruger and Jessie Wheeler—is also moving on to districts.

Parliamentary procedure competition tests a team's knowledge of parliamentary law and procedures through a mock chapter meeting.

​Fayette participated in the county Christmas Cheer event Nov. 16 at Ace Hardware in Wauseon. The students made signs and stood out by the road to promote the cause. A free-will donation hog roast was held. The county FFA chapters raised $4,000 this year for the families of Fulton County.

​The Fayette FFA completed its annual fruit sale with citrus from Florida and Ohio apples.

  • Front.rest
    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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