2018 FFA Banquet and Auction
The Newman Grove FFA chapter held its annual banquet and labor auction on Friday, May 4th. The banquet started with opening ceremonies conducted by the 2017-2018 officer team. After opening ceremonies the officers, FFA members, family, and special guests had a potluck meal and pork loin sandwiches (donated by Farmers Coop of Lindsay). The meal was followed by awards and special recognitions for the year. Junior high students that were awarded the Discovery Degree included Addison Donelson, Kevin Haase, Lucas Krueger, David Miller, Autumn Patzel, and Mara Ranslem. High school members earning their Greenhand Degree included Dylan Dohmen, Blair Korth, Cole Priester, and Khaidence Schlee. Khaidence Schlee was awarded the Star Greenhand Award for her outstanding performance as a freshman member. Members earning their Chapter Degree included Mariah Dubas, Evelyn Estrada, McKenna Haase, Leighann Miller, Abigail Pohlen, Andrea Stock, Kayla Sueper, and Preston Sueper. The Start Chapter Farmer Award was awarded to McKenna Haase for her outstanding SAE and chapter involvement. The Outstanding FFA Member and Dekalb Accomplishment award was given to Abbie Pieke. The Top Fundraising Salesman award was given to Leah Lindhorst. Senior FFA members that retired their FFA jackets included Dylan Bagley, Evelyn Estrada-Gonzalez, Bryton Fowlkes, Levi Krueger, Leah Lindhorst, Cody Nelson, Payton Nelson, Abbie Pieke, Connor Rankin, Caden Ranslem, Andrea Stock, Rebecca Stone, and Kayla Sueper. The 2017-2018 officer team retired their position and the 2018-2019 officer team was announced. Those serving as officers this year will be Student Advisor/Student Council Rep. – Abby Pohlen, Historian – Mariah Dubas, Parliamentarian – Preston Sueper, Sentinel – Leighann Miller, Reporter – Cheyenne Cleland, Treasurer – Sarah Johnson, Secretary – Tyson Haddix, Vice President – McKenna Haase, and President – Brady Sokol. After closing ceremonies, the annual labor auction was held with Mark Stock as the auctioneer. The Newman Grove FFA chapter is extremely appreciative of those that supported the chapter by purchasing individuals at the labor auction to help raise money for leadership workshops and conventions throughout the year!