Middle School students have Success

State Leadership contests saw our Middle school students with a good deal of Success. In Public Speaking, Jack Kluting received a Gold Award with a 5th place finish in the State. The two Conduct of Meetings Teams also competed with the “B team ” competing on Wednesday in the semi finals and the “A team” competing on Thursday morning in the finals. The A team placed 3rd in the State with a Gold award, while the B team placed 9th with a Silver award. Congrats to all for your accomplishments!

Next Alumni Meeting

For anyone interested in becoming more involved in the Coopersville FFA High School or Middle School chapters, the Alumni is a great option. You do not need to be a past FFA member or have a child in either chapter to be a part of this group. We would love to have you join us for our next meeting, which will be on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at approximately 8:00pm. We will be meeting in room B117 of the high school. Hope to see you there!

Christina Hehl
Alumni Secretary

Middle School members competing at State

Congratulations to our Junior High members that will be competing at State Contests on March 11-13th at Michigan State University. Alayna Erler in Public Speaking and the Conduct of meetings team with members Andrea Serba, Jager Lothschutz, Madeline Bosman, Owen Busman, Amiya Twork, Cody Kulicamp, David Bouchard and Dawson Ricord will all compete first in the State Semi-Finals on Wednesday. If they are successful, they will then compete on thursday in the finals. Congratulations also to Claudia Scott who took third at Regional contests in Lowell.

Farm Museum Volunteer Oppertunity

The Coopersville Farm Museum is in need of volunteers! They need volunteers for the petting zoo. The petting zoo will take place each Saturday in April from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. It will take place indoors and the volunteers are given lunch, usually pizza or hot dogs. They are having goats April 6th and 13th and possibly a calf on April 13th and 27th. If you have done this in the past the set up is the same. If you are interested then please contact Kate at (616) 997-8555. Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you.

State Convention

The results from State are in! The Chapter had a demonstration team go down, and they did a great job. The team finished 3rd in the State, and earned a Silver Award with their demonstration of “From Cow to Cup.” The middle school also had a State qualifying team with their Green-hand Conduct of Meeting. They also finished 4th in State with a Silver Award. A big congratulations go out to both teams, good job you guys! The Chapter also had two juniors earn their Outstanding Junior Awards and had four seniors earn their State Degrees. The Chapter’s delegates were Claire Zahm and James Brown. Those two helped in electing the new State officer team. Overall, State Convention was a success for the Chapter, and everyone is looking forward to next year.

The Middle School Green-Hand Conduct of Meetings Team in action.

Demo Team showing off their hardware they earned at State.

The Chapter enjoying State Convention.

The Outstanding Junior Award recipients: Noah Schoenborn and Joe Bell.

Regional Contest Results

The Regional Contest results are in! The Greenhand Conduct team took 1st place, received a Gold Award, and are moving on to State Contests at Michigan State University on March 7th. The team consist of Amanda Crouch, Beka McDonald, Jessica Zahm, Karla Willcome, Arden Bouchard, Michael Wolgamott, and Macinze Knuth. So, a BIG congratulations goes out to them, and good luck at State.