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May 31, 2014

Garber FFA members honored at banquet

ENID, Okla. — The 77th annual Garber FFA banquet was held in the Garber High School gym on May 9.

Attending were numerous past state FFA officers, chapter members, school personnel, family members, friend, and community supporters. The banquet recognized Garber FFA members for their work and participation in FFA activities and events over the past school year.

The activities began with chapter officers giving the opening ceremonies. Next the Garber 4-H and FFA Booster Club awarded cash prizes to the students who had competed in numerous 4-H and FFA activities throughout the year, including speech contests, livestock judging contests, livestock shows, CDE events and leadership activities. Crowning the new FFA Sweetheart followed, and the junior class was represented by four candidates for FFA Sweetheart. The new FFA Sweetheart is Jessica Cinnamon.

The FFA Creed was then presented by ninth-grade students Halie Schovanec, Madison Deeds, Braden Alwert, Sierra Sumner and Brooklan Light. Some of these students had given the creed at public speaking competitions this past spring where some of them won awards. Next was the presentation of the Honorary FFA Degree. Each year the chapter selects winners who support and give their time to the program. This year’s recipients were Christie Schovanec and Mindy Hostetler.

After that, degree ceremonies and degree pins were given to those students meeting requirements for their respective degrees. Eligible eighth-graders could receive the Discovery FFA Degree, eligible ninth-graders the Greenhand FFA Degree, eligible 10th- and 11th-graders the Chapter FFA degree, eligible 12th-graders the State FFA Degree. Kellan Hostetler, Daniel Parks, Jarred Strate, Brooke Wessels, Emilee Hughes and Braden Schovanec were recognized for receiving the State FFA Degree at the State FFA Convention. Star Discovery Awards were presented to Emily Cinnamon and Errika Hughes. Star Greenhand Degree awards were presented to Braden Alwert, Madison Deeds, Halie Schovanec, Sierra Sumner and Brooklan Light. The chapter Star in agribuisness was Braden Schovanec. The chapter Star in ag placement was Kellan Hostetler. The chapter Star Farmer was Jarred Strate.

Proficiency awards were then given to members who filled out state FFA proficiency award applications. These awards focus on each student’s supervised agriculture experience (SAE) projects, Jessica Cinnamon, Kellan Hostetler, Garret Heinrich, Jarred Strate, Tyler Hatch and Tyler Schnaithman completed state applications. Schnaithman placed first in diversified agriculture production. Strate placed first in agricultural mechanics design and fabrication. Cinnamon placed second in forge production. Hatch placed second in agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance placement.

Heinrich placed third in the reporter contest. Hostetler placed second in diversified agricultural production.

On the chapter level, there were several applicants who showcased strong SAE programs and applied for a chapter proficiency award. Those receiving certificated were: Sierra Sumner in the area of outdoor recreation placement; Brooklan Light in the area of swine production placement; Jessica Cinnamon in the area of forge production placement; Kellan Hostetler in the area of diversified agricultural production placement; Braden Alwert in the area of swine production entrepreneurship; Madison Deeds in the area of diversified livestock production; Tyler Hatch in the area of ag mechanics repair and maintenance placement; Brooke Wessels in the area of beef production entrepreneurship; Emily Cinnamon in the area of swine production placement; Halie Schovanec in the area of diversified livestock placement; Sierra Sumner in the area of equine science placement; Kami Oller in the area of equine science entrepreneurship; Mason Monsees in the area of landscape management placement; Braden Schovanec in the area of diversified livestock entrepreneurship; Jarred Strate in the area of agricultural mechanics design and fabrication; Kami Oller in the area of goat production entrepreneurship; Emily Cinnamon in the area of specialty animal production entrepreneurship; and Jessica Cinnamon in the area of swine production entrepreneurship.

The banquet concluded with the 2013-2014 Garber FFA officers announcing the 2014-2015 officer team. New officers are: president, Lakan Light; vice president, Jessica Cinnamon; secretary, Garret Heinrich; treasurer, Layton Heitfeld,; reporter, Brooklan Light; sentinel, Kami Oller; chaplain, Halie Schovanec; and parliamentarian, Madison Deeds. Adviser and agriculture education instructor is Brady Bond.

Garber FFA members Lakan Light, and Brooklan Light competed at the Kingfisher speech contest in Kingfisher on March 31.

Lakan Light competed in agriscience. Brooklan Light placed second in ninbth-grade FFA Opportunities and fourth in her room in the FFA creed. Garber FFA members Braden Alwert, Sierra Sumner, Madison Deeds, Halie Schovanec, Lakan Light and Brooklan Light competed at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Interscholastics in Alva on April 3. Lakan Light competed in agriscience. Braden Alwert, Sierra Sumner, Madison Deeds, Halie Schovanec and Brooklan Light competed in the FFA creed. Schovanec and Brooklan Light both placed second in their FFA creed rooms. Brooklan Light placed first in ninth-grade FFA opportunities.

On April 7 Garber FFA members, Halie Schovanec and Brooklan Light competed at the Cashion speech contest. Schovanec and Light both competed in the FFA creed. Schovanec placed third in the FFA creed. Light placed second in the FFA creed and first in ninth-grade FFA opportunities.

Brooklan Light competed at Jenks speech contest April 8 in the FFA creed and placed first in ninth-grade FFA opportunities.

Members Braden Alwert, Halie Scovanec, Lakan Light and Brooklan Light competed in the Garber Invitational on April 10. Alwert, Schovanec and Brooklan Light competed in the FFA Creed. Brooklan Light placed first in the FFA Creed and third in ninth-grade FFA opportunities. Lakan Light competed in ag policy.

Braden Schovanec, Halie Schovanec, Lakan Light and Brooklan Light competed in the Enid P.I. competition April 16. Halie Schovanec and Brooklan Light both competed in the FFA creed and ninth-grade FFA opportunities. Halie Schovanec placed first in the FFA Creed and second in ninth-grade FFA opportunities. Brooklan Light placed second in the FFA creed and first in ninth-grade FFA opportunities. Lakan Light placed second in ag policy. Braden Schovanec placed first in agrisceince.

Braden Schovanec, Halie Schovanec, Lakan Light and Brooklan Light competed at Northwest District contest on April 22 in Enid. Braden Schovanec placed first in agriscience. Lakan Light competed in ag policy. Halie Schovanec placed fifth in ninth-grade FFA opportunities and competed in the FFA creed. Brooklan Light placed fourth in ninth-grade FFA opportunities and fifth in the FFA creed.

Braden Schovanec competed in the state speech competition April 25 and placed third in agriscience.

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