Eight members of the Arlington FFA Chapter traveled to State Convention May 4th-6th. During the trip they toured the Radnor Grain Elevator, and The American Whistle Corporation, as well as the Ohio State University Plant Pathology Lab and Waterman Dairy Farm. On May 5th and 6th, they attended convention sessions that had inspirational speakers and were recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. The chapter received commendations for raising $467.28 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital as well as for raising $200 for CROP/CWS World Hunger Relief through their peanut sales during football games. They also attended a session where Colton Kidd was awarded his State FFA Degree. Colton is the son of Craig and Becky Kidd. The State Degree is the highest honor the State FFA can bestow upon its members. Colton Kidd is the first Arlington FFA member to receive this award since 2010. To earn the State Degree, you must earn and have productively invested at least $1,000 or worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time. Colton Kidd’s Supervised Agricultural Experience projects included working for his family septic business, fence building with his brother, and fixing old lawn mowers to sell.
May 2, 2014