FFA SPRING ACTIVITIES
On Wednesday, Feb. 27 two young men, Colton Herrick and Chance Hoeting, traveled to Goodland to represent Hoxie at the agricultural mechanics contest. They participated in four divisions; carpentry, welding, electrical, and engines. Chance Hoeting placed seventh in the welding division and fifth in the carpentry division.
Hoxie held its annual FFA banquet on Thursday, April 4 at the high school cafeteria. During the banquet chapter members were recognized for their achievements, scholarships were given, sponsors were thanked, members and parents reviewed the year by watching a slideshow presentation and new officers were installed. The banquet was lead by the 2012-2013 officers: president, Courtney Schamberger; vice-president and secretary, Sarah Farber; treasurer, Tyler Kaus; reporter Lexie Sewell; sentinel PJ Carter; and historian Lacie Campell. The new leaders of the Hoxie FFA chapter for the 2013-2014 school year will be: president, Lacie Campbell; vice-president, Tyler Kaus; secretary, Landee McKenna; treasure, Taylore Schamberger; reporter, Kelsey Geerdes; sentinel, Colton Herrick; and historian, Madi Niblock. Congratulations to all the members for their hard work and making the school year very successful.
Five young ladies traveled to Oakley on Wednesday, April 10 to compete in the district FFA livestock judging contest. At the contest they evaluated eight classes of livestock including; goats gilts, market steers, heifers, yearling and aged ewes and bulls. They also gave three set of reasons. The competing greenhands were Kelsey Geerdes and Tabiatha King, and the seniors were Madi Niblock, Sarah Farber, and Kristina Farber. The senior team placed sixth overall and Sarah Farber placed seventh in the senior division.
The following week on Wednesday, April 17 four members returned to Oakley for the district horse judging competition. Sarah Farber, Madi Niblock, Taylore Schamberger and Tabiatha King braved the wet and cold weather and judge seven classes of horses including: jumping, hunt seat, western pleasure, horsemanship, and three halter classes. They also recited two set of reasons to the judges. The team did very well and placed fourth in the senior division and freshmen, Taylore Schamberger, placed fifth overall in the senior division.
Northwest FFA district banquet was held at Ellis on Thursday, April 25. Sarah Farber and Courtney Schamberger represented the chapter as voting delegate. Lacie Campbell and Taylore Schamberger walked across stage and accepted the National Chapter Award on behalf of the chapter. Madi Niblock recited her speech as she ran for district reporter. On May 5 and 6 eight members are headed to Manhattan to compete in state contest including: dairy cattle judging, livestock judging and a food science contest.