Eastwood FFA attends convention PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 30 November 2013 09:36
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Eastwood FFA graduate members who received their American FFA Degrees earlier this month (from left) Nichole Eschedor, Bryan Cajka and Michaela Moenter. (Photo provided)
Twelve Eastwood FFA members attended the National FFA Convention, which was held in Louisville, Ky., from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. The members were transported to the convention with the Bowling Green FFA Chapter in a chartered bus.
While there, the attending students attended the FFA Career Show, which was host to numerous different agricultural colleges and businesses from across the country. Chapter members also toured Churchill Downs, which is home of the Kentucky Derby, saw country singer Dierks Bentley in concert, and attended various convention sessions featuring motivational speakers and retiring National FFA officers.
The Eastwood FFA members who attended were Kirsten Ameling, Michaela Booth, Garrett Browne, Hunter Frobose, Jaimee Hiser, Jolynn Nissen, Jonelle Nissen, Harrison Patton, Aubrey Peters, Megan Rolf, Garrett Tuck and Lucas Tuck.

American Degree
Three graduate members of the Eastwood FFA chapter received the American FFA Degree on the final day of the convention.
Bryan Cajka, Nichole Eschedor, and Michaela Moenter each received the prestigious degree. In order to achieve the American FFA Degree, FFA members must be at least 12 months removed from high school, must have completed numerous FFA and community service activities, and must have earned a minimum of $7,500 from their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects.
Cajka is the son of James and Karen Cajka. His SAE projects consisted of raising alfalfa and red clover hay and working on the Cajka family farm. He served as the chapter's sentinel and participated as a member of the parliamentary procedure, meat judging, and agricultural and industrial diagnostics career development event teams. He also participated in the chapter's chicken barbecue, the Luckey Fall Festival Antique Tractor Pull, and was a youth leader at his local church Bible School. Cajka is currently attending Owens Community College majoring in diesel technology.
Eschedor is the daughter of David and Cindy Eschedor. Her SAE projects consisted of raising breeding and market beef, and working on the Eschedor Livestock Farm. She served as the chapter's student advisor and participated as a member of the parliamentary procedure, soil, and agricultural communications CDE teams. She also attended the state and national FFA conventions as well as assisting with Babyland at the Wood County Fair. Eschedor is attending Owens Community College majoring in math and science education.
Moenter is the daughter of Mike and Judy Moenter. Her SAE projects consisted of raising breeding and market sheep, raising chocolate labrador dogs, and working at Rainbow Farms. She participated as a member of the soil, greenhand quiz, and agricultural communications CDE teams. She also attended FFA Camp Muskingum, state and national FFA conventions, and assisted with Babyland at the Wood County Fair. Moenter is attending Stautzenberger College majoring in veterinary technology.
 

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