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Spotlight on Youth for May 31, 2006
Miami East FFA officer team attends conference
CASSTOWN, Ind. On April 5, officers of the Miami East FFA Chapter attended the 2006 Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conference for the District 5 FFA. The conference was sponsored by the Ohio FFA Association and was hosted by Ft. Loramie High School.

Attending from Miami East FFA were Tyler Schindel, president; Nikki Harris, vice president; Amber Johnson, secretary; Taler Mumford, sentinel; Brooke Havenar, student advisor and Whitney Wagner, reporter.

On hand to provide the training was 2005-06 State Treasurer Beth Custer and District 5 President Mary Will. The officers were instructed on their responsibilities as a chapter officer. They also strengthened their teamwork skills through several hands-on activities.

B. Graham/Ohio Hi-Point FFA inducts new officers
ST. PARIS, Ohio On March 16, the 2006-2007 A.B. Graham/Ohio Hi-Point FFA officers were installed at the annual Parent Member FFA Banquet. Officers were installed by their respective 2005-2006 officer.

The new officer team includes: president, Steve Bowers, son of David Bowers; vice president, Jena Dyke, daughter of Tonya Eales, Curt Circle, Monte and Trish Dyke; secretary, Kaitlynn Bockenek, daughter of Jerry and Rae Jean Bockenek; treasurer Kyle Johnson, son of Eric and Molly Johnson; reporter Bretannia Spence, daughter of Mike and Sherri Spence; sentinel Abby Nitchman, daughter of Mike and Shallice Nitchman; and student advisor Ceci Cohn, daughter of Jim and Abby Cohn.

Two Ohio State ag students receive scholarships for 2006/07 school year
COLUMBUS, Ohio Tricia Adams and Brandon Frankart recently received scholarships for their 2006-2007 school year at Ohio State University.

Tricia Adams of West Lafayette, Ohio has been awarded the Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Scholarhip, worth $1,500. Adams, daughter of Tim and Debbie Adams, is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in agribusiness and applied economics. A 2002 graduate of Ridgewood High School, she plans to obtain a masters degree in international economic development.

Brandon Frankart of Bloomville, Ohio has been awarded the Charles Ingraham Scholarship. Frankart, son of Randy and Nancy Frankart, is a freshman at Ohio State University majoring in agribusiness and applied economics. A 2005 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, he plans to pursue a career in the seed industry.

This farm news was published in the May 31, 2006 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.