Mueller, Riffel, and Hill named chapter stars
At least 132 members and guests attended the annual FFA banquet May 14 at Centre High School.
Chad Mueller of Tampa received the chapter star farmer award and chapter and district proficiency awards for his involvement in dairy and beef production. He raises and shows dairy heifers and beef cows. He plans to expand his operation in the future.
Cassidy Hill received the chapter star award as well as chapter and district proficiency awards in sheep production placement. She is employed by Stardust Sheep Farm at Lincolnville.
Karl Riffel received chapter and district proficiency awards in goat production, swine production, and diversified livestock entrepreneurship. He also was the top fruit salesman.
Dylan Deines received the star greenhand award.
Other chapter proficiency award winners were Carissa Shields, beef production placement; Timothy Vinduska, fiber or oil crop production; Kevin Lewis, fruit production; Abigail Svoboda, poultry production; Kristin Vinduska, turf grass management; and Bryce Naerebout, vegetable production.
Lewis, Makenzie Deines, Grant Srajer, Bryanna Svoboda, and Timothy Vinduska were recognized for receiving state FFA degrees.
Numerous scholarships were awarded. They included Centre FFA alumni —Deines, Kyle Methvin, Mueller, Karl Riffel, Vinduska, Srajer, and Ty Simons; Leo Jirak Memorial, Deines and Srajer; Michael and Elizabeth Evancho Memorial, Simons; leadership, Mueller; James Weber Memorial: Methvin; and American Red Cross, Bryanna Svoboda.
Awarded honorary membership in Centre FFA were Clay and Sharon Simons, Donald Mueller, Kevin and Susan Shields, James Riffel, Beth Riffel, and Alan and Sandra Svoboda.
New officers appointed
New officers appointed and approved for 2014-15 were Cassidy Hill, president; Nellie Kassebaum, vice president; Callie Riffel, secretary; Kailyn Riffel, treasurer; Kristin Vinduska, reporter; and Carissa Shields, sentinel.