Exeter-Milligan-Friend FFA chapter held their end of year banquet in the Exeter-Milligan gym on Wednesday, April 12.
Chapter President Shelby Lawver opened the meeting and was assisted by other officers. Before the meal began Will Vynhalek led the group in a prayer for the food.
During the meal service, a chapter slide show played highlighting the officers, the competitions and activities the students had experienced during the school year.
First on the recognition agenda was the awarding of the degrees. There were multiple students who earned the Discovery, Greenhand and Chapter degrees and four who received their State degree.
There were many students who participated in speech, district and state competitions and they were all recognized and those who earned plaques, certificates and awards were recognized.
The chapter also acknowledged several community members and business who have made a significant contribution and commitment to the EMF FFA program. Brandon Vossler, with Precision Seed and Chemical, Gretta Stutzman, owner of Blue Blossom Floral and Gifts and Kenny Harre, with Harre Seed and Service were all welcomed as honorary chapter members.
Shelby Lawver and Cade Kresak were presented with the Chapter Star Farmers for this school year and the EMF FFA Boosters presented five Exeter-Milligan and Friend Seniors with $750 scholarships including Daysan Staskal, Shelby Lawver, Cade Kresak, Chase Svehla and Zoey Borgman.
The current officer team was recognized and it turn gave special acknowledgement to their parents and thanked them for the support. The seniors that were present hung up their jackets before shaking the hands of advisors Amy Kohtz and Miranda Hornung. The seniors also had the opportunity to say a few final words.
The officers for the 2023-2024 school year were announced including Ella Archer, President, Zach Spohn, Vice-President, Abbie Milton, Secretary, Will Vynhalek, Treasurer, Keila Ricenbaw, Reporter, Chase Paulsen, Sentinel and Mikey Bartu, Parlimentarian.
– EMF FFA members receiving the Greenhand degree are pictured from the left: Kiahna Bachle, Trenton Vossler, Lorenzo Vespignani, Marcus Krupicka, Daysan Staskal, Zach Vossler and Carver Kanode. Not pictured are: Caleb Black, Isabel Weber and Hunter Svehla
EMF FFA members earning the Chapter degree are pictured from
the left front row: Reagan Bartley, Ella Archer, Keila Ricenbaw, Mason Vossler,
Abbie Milton, and Mikey Bartu. Back row from the left: Jacob Klooz,
Carter Milton, Chase Paulsen, Zach Spohn, Will Vyhnalek, and Jayden
Capek. Ashley Braun is not pictured.
EMF FFA members Shelby Lawver (left) and Cade Kresak (right) were presented with the Chapter Star Farmers at the end of year banquet.
EMF FFA presented three community members with honorary chapter memberships. They are pictured from the left: Brandon Vossler, Precision Seed and Chemical, Gretta Stutzman, Blue Blossom and Kenny Harre, Harre Seed and Service.
The EMF FFA Boosters presented five Exeter-Milligan and Friend Seniors with scholarships. Pictured from the left are Daysan Staskal, Shelby Lawver, and Cade Kresak. Not pictured are Chase Svehla and Zoey Borgman.
Above – EMF FFA Officer team for 23-24 school year include(from the left) Mikey Bartu (Parlimentarian), Zach Spohn (Vice-President), Ella Archer (President), Abbie Milton (Secretary), Keila Ricenbaw (Reporter), Will Vynhalek (Treasurer) and Chase Paulsen (Sentinel).
Below – EMF FFA members earning the Discovery degree are pictured front row from the left: Lindsay Landis, Gracie Vynhalek, Aniston Meints, Cheyenne Krupicka, Sophie Weber, Alexis Paulsen, and Malorie Lawver. Second row from the left are: Abigail Klooz, Avery Tuttle, Rylan Bartels, Truman Milton, Jaxson Brandt, Jacob Spohn, Keltyn Kirchhoff.