Wildwood FFA Recognized

WILDWOOD FFA RECOGNIZED AS TOP MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPTER IN WV

Nine members of the Wildwood Middle FFA Chapter recently attended the State FFA Convention held July 11th-14th, 2012 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV. The chapter was recognized as a Gold Emblem Chapter and the Outstanding Middle School Chapter in West Virginia. This rating allows the chapter's application to be forwarded to the national level to compete in the Outstanding Middle School division. The chapter will then be rated by National FFA as a one, two, or three star Gold Emblem Chapter and will be recognized at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in October.

The Wildwood FFA Quiz Bowl team won first place in the FFA Quiz Bowl Competition which tests the team on their knowledge of FFA history, structure and organization. Members on the team consisted of Emily Foote, Kristian Davis, Ronnie Little and Dale Foster. Emily Foote, Kristian Davis and Ronnie Little were also recognized for obtaining the top scores in the written exam portion of the contest.

The chapter also received first place in the Opening and Closing Ceremony Contest which requires members to memorize and recite each officer’s responsibilities. Team members included President Emily Foote, Vice-President Dale Foster, Secretary Jennifer Cox, Treasurer Earl Hamby, Reporter Adam Chandler and Sentinel Ronnie Little.

Caroline Hayden won first place for her Prepared Public Speech entitled "A New Meaning to Going Green" which focused on the future potential of algae biofuels. Emily Foote placed first with her Agriscience Fair project entitled "Battery Performance Analysis" which will advance her to the National Agriscience Fair held at the National FFA Convention in October in Indianapolis, IN. Caroline Hayden received second place for her Agriscience Fair project "Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Rest?" Kristian Davis received third place for her Agriscience Fair project "Do various colored lights affect plant growth?"

Emily Foote and Dale Foster served as the delegates at the business session on behalf of the chapter and Jennifer Cox and Carina Petretta participated in the State FFA Chorus. Chapter members Caroline Hayden and Jennifer Cox also displayed their talents in the State FFA Talent Show. The chapter placed second in the middle school scrapbook division which was coordinated by Carina Petretta. The agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at Wildwood Middle School is Mrs. Charity Marstiller.

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