Katie Bowman is the daughter of Andy & Cheryl Bowman. She is a 4 year FFA member. Katie serves as FFA’s secretary for the 2015-2016 school year. She has been on the Nature and Wildlife team, the Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure team, and the Rural Soil Judging team. She has participated in many community service activities such as leadership night, stampede, soup and sandwich, field day and the tailgate party. Also, she has attended the Texas trip and National Convention. Her favorite FFA memory is Officer Retreat this year. After high school, Katie plans on attending a 4 year college for sonography.
Bre Johnson is the daughter of Todd and Angel Johnson. She is a 4 year FFA member. Bre has participated in many activities such as Soil Judging, Dairy Judging, Job Interview and taking market goats to the fair. She has received her greenhand and chapter degree. Her most memorable FFA moments are going to National Convention, banquet and retreat. Bre’s plan after high school is to attend Ohio State ATI to study small ruminants. After 2 years at ATI, she plans to transfer to main campus.
Katie Knight is the daughter of Ron and Stephanie Knight. She is a 4 year FFA member and a senior at Pioneer Career and Technology Center, where she is in the Exercise Science and Sports Medicine program. Katie has taken feeder calves to the fair in the past and currently takes dairy market steers to the fair. Katie is a recipient of the greenhand and chapter degrees. She has participated in many FFA activities such as soil judging, the fishing derby, FFA week, trash pick-up, field day, and soup and sandwiches. She has also served on many committees for the FFA. Katie says that her favorite memory was at National Convention on the Belle of Louisville when she got to dance with all the different FFA chapters. After high school Katie plans to go to college to become a respiratory therapist.
Becca Hostetter is the daughter of Rusty Hostetter. She is a 4 year FFA member and a senior at Pioneer Career and Technology Center, where she is in the Food Science program. Becca has taken a variety of animals to fair, including market beef steers, pullets, fancy poultry, market dairy goats, market lambs, market hogs, and dairy feeder calves. Becca has participated in many livestock judging contests such as poultry, horse and meat judging. She has also been to county, district, and state soil judging events. Becca has gone on many trips with the FFA, including OSU hockey games, state and national conventions, and the Denver, Colorado trip. Becca says her favorite memory was when class was in the ag barn and some people were cleaning out drains and she was helping dehorn calves. A calf got loose and she was chasing it trying to keep it from falling in the drains; instead she fell in the drain and got her pants covered in animal crap. After high school Becca plans to attend ATI to attain her associates degree in Agricultural Business Management with hopes to become a state meat inspector. She also plans on commercially raising chickens.
Kaylin Studer is this weeks FFA student of the week. She is the daughter of Jenni Studer, and Jeff Studer. She is also this years Shelby FFA Secretary. Kaylin shows beef feeder calves, market beef steers, and beef breeding at the Richland County fair. Throughout her years in FFA Kaylin has been on the soil judging,and livestock judging teams. She also went to Denver Colorado, Fort Worth Texas, Farm Science Review, and National FFA Convention with the FFA. Kaylin has also been a big help in many FFA community service activities, and fundraisers such as; Tailgate Parties, Soup and Sandwiches, Fishing Derbies, Leadership Night, FFA Breakfasts, Field Day, Bicycle Days, and Fruit Sales. All this hard work has let Kaylin earn her Greenhand, and Chapter Degree. When we asked Kaylin to pick her favorite memory from FFA she said “ My favorite memory has to be having all of my hard work finally paying off when I won Grand Champion Beef Feeder Calf at the Richland County Fair.” This year in FFA won’t end her studies in agriculture either Kaylin plans to attend ATI to major in Livestock Production and Management.
Bryce Fetzer is the son of Ed and Donna Fetzer. He is a 4 year FFA member and a senior at Shelby High School. Bryce has taken market goats to fair. He has received his Greenhand and his Chapter degrees. Bryce has also participated in many other activities such as the fishing derby, field day, farm science review, tailgate party, and soup and sandwich dinners. Bryce says that his favorite FFA memory is “all of Eisenhauer’s repetitive, but always GREAT stories.” After high school Bryce plans to either go into the military or go to a police academy.
Kristen Eisenhauer is the daughter of Randy and Eileen Eisenhauer. She is a 4 year FFA member and a senior at Shelby High School. Kristen has taken breeding beef, breeding goats, market feeder calves, market goats, market hogs, and honeybee projects to the fair. Along with showing animals, Kristen has participated in soil judging, livestock Judging and parliamentary procedure. She has gone on state convention, national convention, Denver, and Texas trips through the FFA. Kristen has also achieved her State Degree and has been awarded 2nd and 3rd in state for her specialty animal production. Kristen says her favorite FFA memory was winning the trip to the Big E and all the livestock judging trips with Brianna Gwirtz, Kristen Wasilewski, and Ashley Vogt. Kristen plans to go to Texas A&M University to obtain a double major in Agriculture Sciences and Agriculture Communications.
Morgan Guthrie is the daughter of Curt Guthrie. She is a 4 year FFA member and a senior at Shelby High School. Morgan has shown boer goats and plans to show hogs next year at the Richland County Fair. Along with showing, Morgan has participated in state soils, dog grooming, soup and sandwich dinners, online testing, fruit sales, trash pick-up , and tailgate parties. She has received leadership and scholarship pins and has achieved her Greenhand and Chapter degrees. Morgan plans on trying to achieve her State degree this year. Morgan says her most memorable FFA moment was when they fell asleep on the way home from soil judging and Johnathan recorded them as Mr. Eisenhauer slammed on the brakes screaming, scaring all of them. Morgan plans to go to a four year college to major in Criminal Justice and later go to law school. She hopes to one day be a defense attorney.
Kallan Stiles is the son of Darina and Rob Stiles. He is a second year in Shelby FFA and a senior at Pioneer Career and Technology Center. Kallan has taken dairy steers, dairy feeder calves, dairy market goats, meat market goats, and assorted summer projects at the Wyandot County Fair. Along with showing, Stiles participated in Public Speaking, Parli-Pro, Greenhand Quiz, Tractor Troubleshooting, Soil Judging, FFA Camp, State Convention, and FFA Week. Kallan says that his most memorable FFA moment is “ Going to FFA camp sophomore year and meeting the State FFA officers, playing games, and meeting new people, who become long time friends.” After high school Kallan Stiles plans on going to a University to major in Athletic training and become a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Kayla Dawson is a third year member of the Shelby FFA and a senior at Shelby High School. Kayla is the daughter of Mike Dawson and Carey Miller. She has shown Beef Feeder Calves, Market Hogs, Market Goats, and rabbits to the Richland County Fair. She has participated in other FFA activities such as State Soil Judging, Shelby FFA Leadership Night, Trash Pick-Up, Farmer Share Breakfast, FFA Breakfast, the FFA Banquet, Animal Management CDE, Tailgate Party, Bicycle Days, Fruit Sales, and Farm Science Review. Dawson says her favorite FFA Moment was going on the Texas Trip during her senior year. After high school Kayla plans on attending NC State College for nursing to become a neonatal nurse.
Nathaniel Yockey is the son of Steve and Judy Yockey. He is a fouryear member of the FFA and a senior at Shelby High School. Nate exhibits Market Hogs at our county fair as his FFA project. Throughout his FFA career Nate has been the Sentinel for two years, been on the Parliamentary Procedure team and the Soil Judging team, received the scholarship award and leadership award, and he has also received his Greenhand and Chapter degrees. Nate says his most memorable FFA moment was "during officer retreat when I flipped Mr. Eisenhauer's four wheeler and it was out of commission for the rest of the trip". After Nate graduates from high school, he plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in Agricultural Engineering.
Kelsey Wagner is the daughter of Scott and Gale Wagner. She is a senior at the Shelby High School and is a fouryear member of the Shelby FFA. Kelsey has exhibited Market Hogs and Market Rabbits at the county fair. Throughout her FFA career, Kelsey has participated in Parliamentary Procedure, the Community Breakfast, District Soil Judging, the Fishing Derby, Ag Olympics, the online Ag Engineering contest, and volunteered at the Shelby Helpline. Kelsey says her most memorable FFA moment was “Going on the Denver trip, becoming the FFA Treasurer, and also going on officer retreat.” After Kelsey graduates from high school, she plans to go to North Central State College for two years and then transfer to either Kent State or Ashland University to major in Nursing.
Johnathan Metzger is the son of Jim Metzger. He is a four year member of the Shelby FFA and a senior at Shelby High School. He is the 2013-2014 Sentinel. Johnathan has shown Beef and Dairy Feeder Calves and Steers at the county fair. Throughout his FFA career, he has received his Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees. Johnathan has been a part of the Parliamentary Procedure team, the Livestock Judging team, and participated in the Small Engines competition. He also went to Denver and the National and State FFA conventions. After he graduates from high school he plans to attend Owen's Community College for the “Think Big Ohio Caterpillar” program, and eventually move on to work for Ohio CAT.
Logan Vail is the son of Shelly Schuster and John Vail. Logan is a four year member of the Shelby FFA and a senior at Shelby High School. Logan shows Market Beef Steers, Beef Feeder Calves, and Market Hogs. Logan has been on the Livestock Judging Team, Rural Soil Judging Team, and the Parliamentary Procedure Team. Logan has gone to many places with the FFA, such as National and State Convention, and Denver, Colorado. Logan has received his State Degree. He says his most memorable FFA moment was “ Winning Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the county fair in 2012 and 2013. Also, in 2013 winning Showman of Showmen.” Logan plans on attending The Ohio State University to pursue an agricultural career.
Kristen Wasilewski- December 5th, 2013
Kristen Wasilewski is the daughter of Greg and Jackie Wasilewski. She is a four-year FFA member and is a senior at Shelby High School. She is also the 2013-2014 Shelby FFA Secretary. Kristen exhibits Market Lambs, Breeding Sheep, and Beef Feeder Calves at the county fair. She has participated in Livestock Judging, Aquarium Management, Animal Health Management, Leadership nights, Soup and Sandwich events, Fruit Sales, Trash Pick-up, FFA Fishing Day, Bicycle Days, and the Chuck Wagon event with the Senior Center. Kristen has attended National Convention, State Convention, Ohio State Fair, and the 2012 Denver Trip. She has received her Greenhand degree, Chapter degree, State degree, Leadership award, Scholarship award, and the 2013 Star Ag Science III Member. Kristen's most memorable FFA moment was “Being able to have my great grandma see me receive my State FFA degree”. After high school, Kristen plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in Early Childhood Education.
Brennan Moore- November 27th, 2013
William “Brennan” Moore is the son of Tonya and Adrian Garofalo. He is a senior at Shelby High School and a first year member of the Shelby FFA. Brennan has taken dairy feeder calves, beef feeder calves, and lambs to the Richland County Fair. He has participated in the Fishing Family Fun Night, Fishing Derby, Stampede, and fair set-up. Brennan says his favorite FFA moment was being at the fair with his cousin Andrew. Brennan plans on attending college to become a Game Warden and minor in Agriculture business.
Molly Hoyda- November 21st, 2013
Molly Hoyda is the daughter of Scott Hoyda and Lisa Thomas. She is a senior at Shelby High School this year and is a four-year Shelby FFA member. She is also our Treasurer this year. Molly shows Beef Feeder Calves and Miniature Horses. Throughout her FFA career, Molly has been involved in many activities through the FFA. She has received her Greenhand and Chapter degrees, and has received the Scholarship and Leadership awards for three years now. Molly participated in the Animal Behavior, Welfare, and Husbandry judging contest and helped the team receive fourth place overall in the state. She was also a member of the Parliamentary Procedure team and she participated in the Animal Management and Animal Health online CDE's. Molly says her most memorable moment was “Building a wooden fishing pole rack for my dad”. After graduating from high school, Molly plans to attend The University of Findlay to major in Pre-Veterinary medicine. Then she will attend Veterinary school at The Ohio State University.
Sam Boyce- November 7th, 2013
Sam Boyce is a son of Randy and Lynelle Boyce. He is a senior at Shelby High school and is a three-year member of the Shelby FFA. Sam exhibits welding projects at the fair. Throughout his FFA career, Sam has participated in Truck and Tractor day, Ag Olympics, Soil Judging, Agronomy Judging, the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, and the Farm Business Management online CDE. He says his most memorable FFA moment is attending the Denver Trip. After he graduates, Sam plans to attend OSU ATI or another University for Ag Systems Management.
Alaina Lucius- October 31st, 2013
Alaina Lucius is the daughter of Doug and Tammy Lucius. She is a senior at Shelby High School and is a four-year FFA member. She has shown Market Hogs at the county fair her whole 4-H and FFA career. Through FFA Alaina has participated in Parliamentary Procedure and also went on the Denver trip. She has received her Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees. Alaina says her most memorable FFA moment was “When we went to Pennsylvania for officer retreat my sophomore year. Good times.”. After she graduates from high school, Alaina plans to go into the Air Force Reserves. She is undecided on which college she is going to attend, but plans on majoring in Neurology and minoring in Psychology.
Mathew Metzger- October 24th, 2013
Mathew Metzger is the son of Joe and Theresa Metzger. Mathew is a three-year member of the Shelby FFA and a senior at Shelby High School. His FFA project is a pulling semi, called The Brockasaurus. Mathew has been a part of the Truck and Tractor Day, Ag Olympics, and the Agronomy Team. Mathew took trips with the FFA to National Convention and The Denver Western Livestock Show. He says his most memorable FFA moment is “Pulling The Brockasaurus for his fair project.” Mathew plans on furthering his education and receiving an Engineering Degree.
Brianna Burkhalter- October 17th, 2013
Brianna Burkhalter is the daughter of Randy and Brooke Burkhalter. Brianna is a senior at Shelby High School and a four-year member of the Shelby FFA. She has shown Miniature Horses, Dairy Feeder Calves, and Market Ducks. Brianna participated in the Animal Welfare, Behavior, and Husbandry online CDE. She has also received her Greenhand degree and Chapter degree. Brianna's most memorable FFA moment was “When I was keeping my miniature horse out at the ag barn and he got loose one day. Mr. Eisenhauer sent out my whole ag class to help me catch him, and we eventually did!” After Brianna graduates from high school she plans to attend a small private college and play volleyball.
Megan Rothhaar- October 2nd, 2013
Megan Rothhaar is the daughter of Aaron and Michelle Rothhaar. Megan is a four year FFA member and currently one of the Shelby FFA's reporters. She shows market beef steers at the Richland County Fair. Along, with fair Megan, also, participated in Agronomy, Farm Business Management, Grain Merchandising, Livestock Judging, and Co-op Education. Megan received her Greenhand Degree, Chapter Degree, and her State Degree. She also has received the Leadership Award and the Scholarship Award. Through the FFA, Megan has been apart of Bicycle Days, Farm Bureau breakfast, teacher appreciation breakfast, and the Junior Fair Board. Megan traveled to Denver, Colorado; Farm Science Review, State Convention, and National Convention. Megan says her most memorable FFA moment is, “going to Pennsylvania for officer retreat and talking around the camp fire with all of my friends.” After high school Megan plans on attending Findlay University to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Nutrition.
Ashley Vogt- September 12th, 2013
Ashley Vogt is the daughter of Christopher and Christine Vogt. She is a four-year Shelby FFA member, and is a senior at Shelby High School. Ashley shows Market Hogs and Horses at the county fair. She is also an active member of the Richland County Junior Fair Board. Ashley is our current Vice-President and is very involved in our FFA chapter. She has received her Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees, and she also helped to receive a gold-rating on the Reporter's book last year. Ashley has been awarded the Leadership and Scholarship awards for the past three years. She was also a member of the Parliamentary procedure team last year when they received fourth place. Ashley was also on the Livestock Judging team. She participated in the Farm Business Management and Co-Op Education online CDE's this year. She volunteered her help this year at the Chuck Wagon event for the Senior Center, Bicycle Days, the Farm Bureau Breakfast, and the Farmer's Share Breakfast. She attended the Plymouth FFA Leadership Night, The National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, National and State Convention, and the Farm Science Review. Ashley says her most memorable moment is “Four-wheeling through the hills of Pennsylvania with my friends on the Officer Retreat”. When Ashley graduates from high school she plans to attend The University of Findlay for the Pre-Vet program. She hopes to one day become a large animal Veterinarian.
Brianna Gwirtz- August 29th, 2013
Brianna Gwirtz is the daughter of Cass and Lisa Gwirtz. Brianna is a four-year member of the Shelby FFA and a senior at Shelby High School. Brianna shows Market and Breeding Goats, along with participating in numerous activities. She has been a part of the Livestock Judging Team, the Senior and Junior Parliamentary Procedure Teams, and the Animal Behavior, Welfare, and Husbandry team. Brianna also participated in Public Speaking, and Farm Business Management. The FFA has allowed her to go to new places, like Denver, Farm Science Review, National FFA Convention, Officer Retreat, and State FFA Convention. Brianna has been awarded many awards, such as her State Degree, 2013 Star Chapter Farmer, and our own 2013-2014 Shelby FFA President. Brianna says her most memorable FFA moment is “ Driving down 30, after I won the ATI Saddle and Sirloin Livestock Judging Invitational, and Kristen Wasilewski kept honking and screaming the whole way home.” Brianna plans on continuing her education by attending The Ohio State University for a degree in Ag Business.
Noah Hoffman, April 25th, 2013
This week's Shelby FFA student of the week is Noah Hoffman. He is a senior at Shelby High School and the son of Josh and Heidi Hoffan. Noah is a four year FFA member and has been involved in various activities within the chapter. He has participated in FFA week festivities and has volunteered at the farmers share breakfast. Noah also exhibits several projects at the Richland County Fair including: market hogs, cattle and chickens. His most memorable moment in FFA is putting out fires with the fire extinguisher. Following high school, Noah plans on attending college and majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Jess Stiger, April 18th, 2013
Jess Stiger is this week's Shelby FFA student of the week. Jess is the son of Mike and Sheri Stiger. He is a senior at Pioneer and has been very involved in the FFA program. Jess has participated in FFA week and ag mechanics activities. Jess exhibits job placement as his ag project. He has attended the State FFA Convention and the Farm Science Review. In addition to these trips and activities Jess has also been a member of the Shelby soil judging team. His most memorable moment in FFA was the pudding eating contest during FFA week. After high school Jess' plans are to continue the family business, Stiger Precast.
Brennan Yates, March 21th, 2013
This week's Shelby FFA Student of the week is Brennan Yates. Brennan is the son of John and Dawn Yates. During his time in FFA, he has exhibited market turkeys and dairy feeder calves. Brennan has received both his greenhand and chapter degrees in FFA. He has gone to snow trails with the FFA as well as helped with the FFA community breakfast. Brennan says his favorite memory from FFA was getting to help with the new Strauch Agriscience Center his junior year. Currently, Brennan is enlisted in the Air National Guard and plans to attend a 4 year university to major in criminal justice after he graduates this year.
Christian Stevens, March 15, 2013
This week's Shelby FFA student of the week is Christian Stevens. He is the son of Heather and Mark Knipp and Mike and Tammy Stevens. Christian takes lambs and feeder calves to the Richland County Fair. He is a very active member of the Shelby FFA. He has taken part in many activities such as: the community breakfast, leadership night, state FFA convention and poultry judging. His most memorable FFA moment is attending the state poultry judging contest. Christian's plans for after high school include, serving in the United State's Marine Corp.
Andy Stockmaster, February 28, 2013
This week's Shelby FFA Student of the Week is Andy Stockmaster. Andy is the son of Walter and Terrie Stockmaster. Andy is origianally from Buckeye Central, however due to his enrollment in the precision machining class at Pioneer he is now a member of the Shelby FFA. While in FFA, Andy has shown goats at the fair. Last year, Andy received his state degree. He has participated in soil judging and livestock judging. Through FFA, Andy has gone to state and national FFA conventions and to the Farm Science Review. Andy has also done AIDS, which is a tractor trouble shooting CDE. Andy's most memorable FFA moment was a mishap he had while welding at his home school, Buckeye Central. After he graduates, he is contemplating on getting a two year degree and he would also like to work.
Mitch Reese, February 6, 2013
This week the Shelby FFA Student of the Week is Mitchell Reese. Mitch is the son of Steven and Victoria Reese. While in FFA Mitch has shown hogs and feeder calves at the Richland County Fair. Mitch has received his Greenhand and Chapter degree through participating in many CDE contests, such as soil judging, ag management, and dog grooming. Mitch placed third overall in the state in dog grooming. He has also helped at the farmer share breakfast and fruit sales. His most memorable FFA moment was when he received his dog grooming trophy with his friend Hunter. After he graduates, Mitchell wants to attend Wooster ATI to study renewable energy.
Austin Alt, January 31, 2013
This week's Shelby FFA Student of the Week is Austin Alt. Austin is the son of Brian and Karen Alt and is a senior at Shelby High School. While in FFA, Austin has shown market hogs at the Richland County Fair. He has also participated in a variety of contests and activities such as the ag management CDE, the dog grooming CDE, fruit sales and the farmer share breakfast. Austin had received the greenhand and the chapter farmer degree. His most memorable moment in FFA was when he placed in state with the dog grooming CDE. After college, Austin wants to attend college to major in business.
Hunter Schaub January 21, 2013
This week's Shelby FFA student of the week is Hunter Schaub. Hunter is the son of James and Denise Schaub. He is a senior at Shelby High School and is a four year member of the FFA. Hunter also participates in the Richland County Fair. He exhibits market hogs and a market beef feeder calf. In addition to the county fair Hunter also takes part in many FFA activities and competitions. He has competed in dog grooming, soil judging and livestock judging. He has received the Greenhand Degree and the Chapter Farmer Degree. Hunter's most memorable FFA moment is when he and Mitch Reese placed at state in the dog grooming CDE. After graduating high school Hunter hopes to join the military.
Jordan Harvey January 14, 2013
This week's Shelby FFA student of the week is Jordan Harvey. She is the daughter of Scott and Barb Harvey. Jordan is a senior at Shelby and is a first year member of FFA. However, she has been active in 4-H for many years. She has participated in the Richland County Fair for eleven years. She competes with her dairy feeder calves and has placed in the top eight for five years. Last August she was awarded with reserve grand champion at the Richland County Fair. Her favorite FFA memory is becoming a member and attending her first meeting. After high school Jordan hopes to attend the Ohio University and major in nursing.
Ryan Niedermier January 9, 2013
This week's FFA member of the week is Ryan Niedermier. Ryan is the son of Gail and Marilyn Niedermier. He is a senior at Pioneer, with his home school being Buckeye Central. While in FFA, Ryan has exhibited market lambs and breeding ewes. Ryan has many accomplishments through FFA. He has received his State FFA degree by participating in FFA week, soil judging, tractor trouble shooting, attending state and national FFA convention and being a member of the Shelby FFA trap shooting team. He says his favorite memory of his time in FFA was when he attended the National FFA convention with his home school FFA, Buckeye Central, a couple years ago. After he is finished with high school, Ryan plans to take over his family farm and will most likely work with diesel as a side job. Also, Ryan is proud to like Ford trucks and John Deere tractors.
Ross Jones, December 13, 2012
The Shelby FFA has chosen Ross Jones to be this week's Shelby FFA student of the week. Ross is the son of Mark and Shirley Jones. He is a senior at Pioneer in the precision machining class and his home school is Buckeye Central. Since his school schedule does not allow him to return to Buckeye for ag class, he is now a member of the Shelby FFA. While in FFA, Ross has taken chickens as his project. Last year, Ross received his state degree. He has done job placement projects, been a part of the soil judging team, attended state convention and went to Farm Science Review. Ross says his most memorable FFA moment was the field trips he was able to take, as well as welding in the ag shop with his friends. After he graduates, Ross wants to possibly attend a two year technical school or get a job.
Jarrod Donnersbach November 29, 2012
The Shelby FFA has named Jarrod Donnersbach this week's FFA Student of the Week. Jarrod is the son of Joe and Laura Donnersbach. Jarrod is a senior at Pioneer in the Precision Machinery class. He is originally from Plymouth, however due to his Pioneer schedule he is part of the Shelby FFA. While in FFA Jarrod has shown hogs and beef feeder calves. He has participated in soil judging, livestock judging and FFA week where he drove his tractor to school. Jarrod also has attended the Farm Science Review, the Denver National Western Stock Show and he was the student advisor for Plymouth FFA. Jarrod says his most memorable moment in FFA was the Denver trip and white water rafting. After he graduates Jarrod wants to work in machining and farm.
Tristan Hummel November 22, 2012
This week's FFA Student of the Week is Tristan Hummel. Tristan is a senior at Shelby High School. He is the son of Greg and Steph Hummel. While in FFA Tristan has shown market broilers at the Richland County Fair. In the Shelby FFA Tristan is known as the "tech guy". He has assisted every year in the annual banquet and he also has helped to make slide shows and CD's that are played at the banquet. Tristan's favorite memory from his time in FFA was when he went tubing at Snow trails with the group, where he flipped his tube, hit his head and got a concussion. After he graduates, Tristan is going to attend college to get a degree in computer engineering.
Ashley Stumbo November 15, 2012
The Shelby FFA Student of the Week this week is Ashley Stumbo. Ashley is a senior at Pioneer in the meat processing class. She is the daughter or Rod and Theresa Stumbo. During her time in FFA Ashley has shown feeder calves, market rabbits and is taking a market steer. She has also participated on the soil judging team and the livestock judging team, in addition to attending the Denver Livestock show and the National FFA Convention. Ashley's favorite memory was the Denver Livestock show because she made a lot of new friends and came home with memories she will never forget. After Ashley graduates this year she plans on attending Ohio State University ATI to become a vet tech.
Ashley Franklin November 9, 2012
Ashley Franklin shines brightly in the Shelby FFA student of the week spotlight this week. Ashley is a senior enrolled in meat processing at Pioneer. She is the daughter of Chad and Evelyn Franklin. While in FFA Ashley has participated in a variety of activities including poultry judging, parliamentary procedure, and public speaking. She is a two year officer for the Shelby FFA and is the current sentinel. Ashley has also shown market broilers, dairy feeder calves and dairy beef steers while in FFA. Ashley says her most memorable FFA moment is when she won Reserve Champion Born and Bred Dairy Steer as well as third overall champion at the county fair. In addition to these accomplishments, Ashley will always remember the numerous trips she took through FFA. After she graduates, Ashley intends to go to OSU-ATI for two years for Livestock Science and then transer to the Ohio State University main campus to get her degree in Meat Science. Ashley hopes to be a meat inspector some day.
Brooke Ridenour Oct. 25 2012
This week's Shelby FFA student of the week is Brooke Ridenour. Brooke is a senior at Shelby High School and is the daughter of Pam and Chuck Ridenour. Brooke has participated in many FFA activites while in high school including the tailgate party, soup and sandwich dinners, dog grooming CDE and the farm business management CDE. She has also shown pigs through FFA at the Richland County fair. Brooke's most memorable moment in FFA was when she and her friends took the dog grooming test. None of them knew what they were doing, yet they managed to place top ten in the state. After she graduates this year Brooke plans on attending Bowling Green state university to major in education.
Walker Fackler, Oct. 18 2012
The first FFA Student of the Week for the school year is Walker Fackler. Walker is the son of Dave and Patty Fackler and is a senior at Shelby High School. He is the Shelby FFA president for the year 2012-2013. While in FFA Walker has exhibited beef breeding and steers at the Richalnd County Fair. He has participated in soil judging, public speaking and livestock judging. Walker received his state degree last year. He cannot narrow a favorite memory while in FFA but the whole trip to Denver was a memorable experience. After high school he plans on attending college to major in Ag business.