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The Olympia High School FFA Alumni Chapter
draws its membership from parts of Woodford, DeWitt, Logan, McLean,
and Tazewell Counties. The chapter met for their February meeting on
Feb. 3 at the Olympia High School Ag Room
The first order of business for the night was senior
interviews. Olympia FFA seniors have the opportunity to apply for a
$1,000 scholarship for their college education. The seniors face
interviews by the FFA alumni as part of their qualification for the
Scholarships will be awarded during the annual FFA Banquet which is
slated to take place March 15, at the high school
The alumni also conducted practice interviews with members of the
FFA Practice Proficiency team. Students involved in this project
were allowed an evening of practice in preparation for the
competition they attended later in the month at Pontiac High school.
Alumni members also recognized and congratulated Jake and Carrie
Schworer as the couple announced they are expecting their first
child. Andrew and Lindsey Mussleman were also congratulated on the
arrival of their first child’ a little girl named Ava Rose.
In regular business, Michelle Ott read the secretary’s and
treasurer’s reports, then chapter president Sharon Hartzold
conducted the balance of the meeting.
It was announced that this year’s FFA Silent auction and pork chop
sandwich fundraiser brought in approximately $7,000. The group
discussed next year’s fundraiser and entertained suggestions of new
ways to promote the annual event.
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The evening wrapped up with Olympia AG Teacher and FFA Advisor Emma
Meyer offering a report on classroom activities as well as FFA
Upcoming events for the Olympia FFA include the annual banquet to be
held March 15.
The next meeting of the alumni chapter will be held March 3 at 6:30
p.m. in the high school ag room
The 2013-14 Olympia FFA alumni chapter officer team includes
Resident Sharon Hartzold of Standford
Vice president Michael Wheet of Danvers
Reporter Kyle Haning of Delavan
Member at large Don Begolka of Lincoln
[Text from file received from KYLE
HANING, FFA ALUMNI REPORTER ]