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Mead FFA Chapter Holds Annual Banquet

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The Mead FFA Chapter recently held its annual banquet on Monday, May 4, 2017 to honor members for their achievements throughout the year and to thank supporters.  The evening began with opening ceremonies and a welcome to guests.  Mr. Mike Holloway then gave a speech about the past, present and future of the Mead FFA. During the meal break, a slideshow of this year’s activities was shown made by Cassie Tweedy. Following the meal, The Mead FFA Alumni awarded scholarships to Dylan Taylor, Breanna Wirth, and Zachary Pickworth. Next, the Nebraska FFA Foundation rep, Dale Nygren, presented the “I Believe in the future of AG Campaign.” Next was Joe Baldasarre, who presented the new alumni lifetime members. Finally, Mr. Blomendahl, chapter advisor, presented top award winners from this year’s contests and chapter activities.

The chapter also honored businesses and individuals for supporting them throughout the year. They were: Terry Miller, Abby Miller, Marissa Napolitano, The Olmstead Family, Randy Siske, Chance Andersen, Allison Leimer, Mark Scheuler, Megan Nygren, Shane Greise, Brad Nygren, Jamie Nygren, Joe Baldassare, Jay and Jenna Hanson, Dale Nygren, Jake Mayer, Maybelle Tweedy, Vern Taylor, Don Fick, Tom Dickes, and Stephanie Langemeier.

The Chapter honored school faculty and members of the school board. The Faculty members: Kris Schutt, Shelly Kruse, Lisa Taylor, Mr. PJ Quinn, Dr. Dale Rawson, Members of the school board: Richard Kuhr, Janeen Felty, Stephanie Langemeier, Kevin Hough, Nate Mongan, and Brenda Halbmaier. Parents of the Officers: Mike and Karla Holloway, Jill Leise, Marc and Angie Johnson, Susan and Kerry Tweedy, Kevin and Tina Hough and Tim and Kris Johnson.

The leadership award was presented to: Emily Hanson, Aidan Mongan, Miranda Mueller, and Dylan Taylor.

The Academic Excellence Award was presented to: Abby Miller, Josie Parham, June Johnson, and Marissa Napolitano.

Fruit Sales awards were presented to: Emily Hanson, Caleb Dickes, June Johnson, and Jayden Haag.

SAE awards were presented to: Delaney Vaccaro, Bre Wirth, Miranda Mueller, Marissa Napolitano, McKenna Holloway, Ana Leise, June Johnson, Dylan Taylor, Cassie Tweedy, Jayden Haag, Ethan Dyas, Miranda Mueller, and Caleb Dickes.

The Greenhand degree was presented to: Andrea Bagnato, Kjell Tietgen, Samantha Dyas, Riley Mayfield, Maylie Brestel, Jaden Felty, Abby Miller, Cloe Huckeby, Tyler Engel, Cali Carritt, Amily Hanson, J.T. Haag, Delaney Patocka, and Nathaniel Degerness.

Chapter Degrees were presented to:  Caleb Dickes, Ethan Lihs, Michyla Lihs, Aidan Mongan, Miranda Mueller, Josie Parham, Josh Quinn, Cole Zima, and Marissa Napolitano.

The chapter also awarded fourteen honorary chapter degrees.  This award goes to the parents of a graduating senior FFA member. They were: Gene Andersen, Audra Wirth, Steve and Nancy Vaccaro, Vern and Lisa Taylor, Lisa Slobodnik, Scott and Cindy Pickworth, Dawn Parkins, Catrina Mittan, Kevin and Lorna Klahn, Mark and Fran Hughes, Kevin and Tina Hough, Jim and Brenda Halbmaier, and Steve Berner.

            The evening concluded with the installation of the new 2017-2018 chapter officers.  The retiring officers: Parliamentarian Caleb Dickes, Sentinel Evan Hough, Treasurer June Johnson, Vice President Ana Leise, Reporter Cassie Tweedy, President McKenna Holloway, and Secretary Miranda Mueller. The officers that filled their positions are: Parliamentarian Abby Miller, Treasurer Emily Hanson, Sentinel Caleb Dickes, Reporter Cassie Tweedy, Secretary Ana Leise, Vice President McKenna Holloway, and President Miranda Mueller.

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