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The Fort Frye FFA chapter has been hard at work this Spring with many great experiences. 

Three students participated in the public speaking career development event this year. These members spent hours memorizing and rehearsing their speeches and did extremely well. Junior Julia Silvus, participated in the Extemporaneous contest, she placed second at districts and moved on to place top ten at state. Sophomore Alexis White, participated in the Beginning Prepared contest, she placed first at districts and also moved on to place top ten at state. Eighth grader Alyssa White, recited the FFA Creed, and placed seventh at districts.  

Officers and members planned out FFA Week celebrations for the entire school. During FFA Week, the chapter had spirit days, held fundraisers, played games, and had their annual cornhole tournament. This school wide tournament raised over $400 for BrAva charities. They also had a coin war that raised $200 for student FFA jacket scholarships. The chapter also hosted their Degree Ceremony during FFA week. At the ceremony, twenty-eight students received their discovery degree, fifty-two students received their greenhand degree, and forty students received their chapter degree. Many star award winners were recognized and participants in competitions and chapter activities. Star Discovery Award winners included Alyssa White and Mollie Lang, Star Greenhand Award winners included Haven Shilling, Hannah Weiker, Grady Hesson, Kallie Boley and Reagan Witten, Star Chapter Farmer Award Winners include Alexis White, Parker Burris, Christy Willis, Mary Kesselring, and Faith Treadway. 

Fort Frye’s livestock judging teams competed at the state competition in March. The chapter had both a middle school and high school team. Huge congratulations to Alyssa White for placing 2nd in the state as an eighth grader! The high school team placed 82nd in the state. The Floriculture team competed in April and placed 18th in the state competition, members included Kallie Boley, Mary Kesselring, Faith Treadway and Hannah Weiker. 

At the Special Awards Banquet, the chapter recognized chapter seniors, 10 State Degree recipients, 1 American Degree recipient, top fundraiser sellers, state proficiency awards, state agriscience fair finalists, and gold rated officer books. During the banquet, President Kail Bauerbach gave his retiring address, and new officers were installed for the 2024-2025 school year. The chapter also honored their community members who go above and beyond to help the chapter out in any way possible. The new officer team consists of: President - Julia Silvus, Vice President - Christy Willis, Vice President of Committees - Kyla Britton, Secretary - Alexis White, Treasurer - Reiley Miller, Reporter - Kallie Boley, Sentinel - Peyton Offenberger, Parliamentarian: Parker Burris, Historian - Hannah Weiker.

The Fort Frye FFA chapter continues to prepare for its upcoming spring and summer CDEs and events. We are looking forward to an amazing State FFA Convention May 2nd-3rd. The Fort Frye FFA is thankful for all of the community support to help make things possible.

On Saturday, April 13th the Fort Frye FFA hosted a free livestock clinic for youth exhibitors. At the event several community organizations and FFA members partnered together to offer stations on swine, rabbits, poultry, lambs and cattle. Youth were instructed on the care and management of the animal, as well as how to succeed in the show ring. This event was grant funded and provided show equipment, t-shirts, and lunch for the participants. In total there were 62 youth that attended the program and many parents and supporters in attendance. Livestock