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FFA wraps up busy season

Centre FFA member Carrie Carlson was elected as the Kansas FFA State Vice President. She will serve the next year with the Kansas FFA Association and its members May 29 at the state FFA convention in Manhattan

Winners of the Kansas Association of Agriculture Educators Essay Contest were announced. Makenzie Deines placed first and received $125. Kevin Lewis placed ninth.

The Centre FFA scrapbook placed fourth; Chapter Reporter JayCe Johnson put it together.

Seven chapter members were awarded state FFA degrees: Justin Deines, Kyle Methvin, Chad Mueller, Tom Oborny, Tanner Peterson, Karl Riffel, and Ty Simons.

Scholarship recipients from Centre were also recognized. Carlson received two scholarships — Orshlen’s Farm and Home Scholarship for $1,000 and Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Scholarship for $1,000. Makenzie Deines received a FFA Alumni WLC Scholarship for $450. Laura Klenda received a Ford Truck WLC scholarship for $1,000. Justin Deines received a Fastlines Publications scholarship for $1,000.

Cope wins state beef award

Marion/Florence FFA member Jacob Cope was recognized as the winner of the State FFA Beef Production Proficiency Award May 30 at the state FFA convention in Manhattan.

Cope won the award based on accomplishments at Doyle Creek land and cattle where he helped with all aspects of the beef operation including feeding cattle, assisting with calving, helping with the ranch’s artificial insemination and embryo transfer program, swathing and baling hay for the ranch, and repairing fence.

Elizabeth Meyer placed third in the state FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event. She qualified for the state creed speaking CDE by winning the district creed.

Three Marion/Florence chapter members — Jacob Cope, Montana Percell, and Aaron Molleker — received state degrees.

Caitlyn Maloney and Nicholas Meyer competed in the state prepared public speaking Career Development Event held in conjunction with the State FFA Convention.

Other scholarship winners:


Nicholas Meyer, Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship.


Nathan Unruh, $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarship and $1,000 Orscheln Farm and Home Scholarship.

Members receive state FFA degree

Several Marion County FFA members received a State FFA Degree May 31 at the state convention in Manhattan. The State Degree is the highest honor the Kansas FFA Association can bestow on its members.

Marion-Florence recipients were Jacob Cope, Aaron Molleker, and Montana D. Percell. Centre recipients were Justin Deines, Kyle Methvin, Chad Mueller, Tom Oborny, Tanner Peterson, Karl Riffel, and Ty Simons.

Hillsboro recipients were Lauren Geis, Bryce A. Roberts, and Nathan L. Unruh.

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