By: Danielle Sands
The May Miami East FFA members of the month are Victoria Kinney, Kyle Roeth, Kaylee Schaefer, and Rick Thimmes. All are past chapter officers and 2011 graduates of Miami East High School. Their leadership in the Miami East FFA Chapter will be missed.
Victoria Kinney is the daughter of Robert and Lora Kinney of Piqua. She is the past president and secretary of the Miami East FFA. She has participated in public speaking and food science contests. She has attended FFA Camp and State Convention. Her Supervised Experience Program consists of market goats and market chickens. She plans on attending Ohio University and majoring in Education.
Kyle Roeth is the son of Mark and Paula Roeth of Troy. He has earned his State FFA Degree because of his strong Supervised Agricultural Experience program, Roeth’s Beef. He has attended FFA Camp and competed in the general livestock judging contest. He served as the chapter sentinel and student advisor. He plans on attending Ashland University and majoring in Business.
Kaylee Schaefer is the daughter of Joy Schaefer and Curt Schaefer. She earned her State FFA Degree and was named the 2011 Chapter Star in Agribusiness. Kaylee raised and sold 600 potted chrysanthemums in her four years of involvement. She competed in job interview and food science. She attended the National FFA Convention. She plans on attending Kent State University and majoring in Fashion Design.
Rick Thimmes is the son of Richard and Kim Thimmes of Piqua. He attended FFA Camp, State FFA Convention and National FFA Convention. He led the Ag Tutors program for the past school year. He served as the chapter chaplain. Rick participated in food science, Ag Sales, and soils judging. He plans on attending Hocking College and majoring in Natural Resources Law and Animal Management.
Every month of the school year the Miami East FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one student that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities. If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special medallion on celebration of their accomplishment.