WARSAW — The Warsaw FFA Chapter recently held its annual spring banquet and awards dinner in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center with the theme of “A Night at the Oscars.”
The chapter celebrated the many successes of the year by handing out numerous degrees and awards, along with recognizing the year’s career development event and proficiency winners.
Star Greenhand was awarded to freshman Jacob Baker. The Anglin-Bishop Scholarship was awarded to senior Morgan Smith. Each year the chapter awards one or two honorary degrees to adults who have went above and beyond to assist the chapter in numerous ways. The two 2018 Honorary Degree recipients were Gabi Wall and Ot Schroeder.
The chapter also had four members compete in the welding career development event — Hunter Lane, Jacob Baker, Zac Elkins and Ethan Miller. The team placed 13th out of 65 teams.
The chapter also recognized the top 16 in points for the 2017-18 school year. These members will be attending a points awards trip to Deep River Waterpark this summer. Winner were Katie Wood, Taryn Whetstone, Bailey Stutzman, Ciara Stout, Morgan Smith, Reagan Rowland, Hunter Lane, Zach Howard, Bailey Hanes, Kiersten Gagnon, Dakotah Easterday, Jacob Baker, Ayden Ault, Haley Archer and Valerie Messmore.
The chapter also awarded top leaders from each grade level and highest academic levels from each grade. Those awarded include seventh-grade student Thomas Boggs, eighth-grade student Bailey Stutzman, ninth-grade student Haley Archer, 10th-grade student Ayden Ault, 11th-grade students Allison Layne and Abby Doberstein and 12th-grade student Katie Wood. The prestigious academic awards were given to the following individuals in grade order ninth to12th — Brittany Duncan, Amslie Howett, Abby Doberstein and Zach Howard.