Two American Star finalists, many others represent Ohio at Convention

The 88th National FFA Convention is underway in Louisville, Kentucky. Ohio is well represented with a considerable amount of members competing for recognition on the national level. 337 American FFA Degrees will be awarded to those from the Buckeye state.

Not listed are those competing in Career Development Events. As of Thursday morning, two Amanda Clearcreek members in the finals (top four in the country) for their respective public speaking contests.

Below are those Ohioans seeing action in their respective contests:

American Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist

Jakob Wilson, Fairbanks

American Star Farmer Finalist

Austin Wippel, Westfall

VIP Citation

Isaac Kershaw

Honorary American Degrees

Earl Beeler, Edward Beeler, Nevin Smith, David Warner

National Proficiency Award Finalists

Agricultural Education – Natalie Miller, Miami Trace

Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication – Wyatt Downard, Preble Shawnee

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship – Zach Hasting, Covington

Agricultural Processing – Maggie Hovermale, Westfall

Agricultural Sales-Entrepreneurship – Kelsey Kirchner, Miami East

Agricultural Sales-Placement – Collin Dunaway, Felicity Franklin

Beef Production-Placement – Nick Erf, Bellevue

Dairy Production-Entrepreneurship – Demi Dovin, Firelands

Dairy Production-Placement – Katerri Schmitmeyer, Versailles

Diversified Agricultural Production – Clay Gerfen, Ridgemont

Diversified Crop Production-Entrepreneurship – Evan Schaefer, Miami Trace

Diversified Livestock – Nole Gerfen, Ridgemont

Emerging Agricultural Technology – Nathan Teeters, Miami East

Equine Science-Placement – Ellyse Shafer, Clear Fork Valley

Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production – Tyler Stegbauer, Fayetteville

Food Science and Technology – Mariah Cox, Zane Trace

Fruit Production – Alexandra Sabine, Firelands

Goat Production – Emily Beal, Miami East

Landscape Management – Troy Mabis, Talawanda

Nursery Operations – Zebulon Burton, South Central

Outdoor Recreation – Gabriel Watern – Tri-Village

Small Animal Production and Care – Laci Welch, Marysville

Swine Production-Entrepreneurship – Gus Mitchem, Miami Trace

Vegetable Production – Sam Richer, Wauseon

National Chapter Award – Models of Excellence Finalists

Felicity-Franklin, Ridgemont

National Chapter Award – Models of Innovation Finalists

Community Development – Firelands, London

Student Development – Miami East, Ridgemont, Versailles

Two-Star Chapters

Black River, Kenton, South Central, Upper Sandusky

Three-Star Chapters

Anna, Bowling Green, Cardington, Clear Fork Valley, Crestview-Ashland, Elgin, Fayetteville, Felicity-Franklin, Firelands, Hardin Northern, London, Lynchburg-Clay, Marysville, Miami East-MVCTC, Miami Trace, Mowrystown, North Union, New Bremen, Otsego, Peebles, Ridgemont, River Valley(D6), Talawanda, Versailles, Westfall, Zane Trace

National Agriscience Fair Finalists

Animal Systems Division 1 – Jordan Skates, Pettisville

Animal Systems Division 2 – Hannah Hottel, Northwestern

Animal Systems Division 3 – Kolbie Brandenburg and Abigail Fulton, Felicity-Franklin

Animal Systems Division 4 – Aaron Brautigam and Briana Fanaff, Anna

Environ Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 1 – Gretchen Lee, Pettisville

Environ Services/Natural Resources Systems Division 2 – Michael Schmenk, Patrick Henry

Food Products and Processing Systems Division 1 – Holly Schmenk, Patrick Henry

Food Products and Processing Systems Division 2 – Rhett Tom, Global Impact STEM Academy of Ohio

Food Products and Processing Systems Division 3 – Erin Jennings and Charlena Spaulding, Felicity-Franklin

Food Products and Processing Systems Division 4 – Paige Kirby and Caitlyn Baker, Westfall

Plant Systems Division 1 – Grace Lach, Bloom Carroll

Plant Systems Division 3 – Jarrett Crowthers and Jenna Jackels, Edgewood-Butler Tech

Plant Systems Division 4 – Colt Baker and Ethan Binion, Felicity-Franklin

Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division 1 – Jacob Ashby, Loudonville

Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division 2 – Hannah Meller, Pettisville

Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division 4 – Garrett Hoblit and Jacob Minnich, A.B. Graham-OHP

Social Systems Division 2 – Rebecca Helt, Global Impact STEM Academy of Ohio FFA Association

Social Systems Division 3 – Kylie Sponcil and Raina Presley, Felicity-Franklin

National Band Participants – Suzanne Kimball-National Trail-MVCTC, Alexis Miller-Elmwood, Tyler Pratt-West Liberty Salem

National Chorus Participants – Heidi Jennings, Eastwood

National Talent Participants – David Allen, Rylie Bame, Mariah Burton, Breanna Cook, Cassidy Deckling, Kamryn Dye, Collin Hoffman, Grace King, Danielle Miller, James Rickenbacher, Lukas Schroeder (all from Hardin Northern)

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