The Oak Hill FFA Chapter participated in the State Meats Judging Contest on April 26th, 2014. At the Ohio State Meat Lab, the six freshmen contestants judged lamb, beef, and pork carcasses along with two classes of retail for each of the species. Along with judging the classes and placing them, these students had to identify 40 retail cuts and answer questions about the meat judging industry. Once the results were posted, the Oak Hill FFA Chapter scored 15th out of over 300 FFA Chapters. After a good experience of going through the training and competition, all of the competitors plan to gain more knowledge and be better prepared for next year’s competition. We would like to express our appreciation to R & C Packing for teaching and assisting with our Meat Judging Team this year, and look forward to working together for many years to come.
The Oak Hill FFA chapter held their annual FFA Banquet on Sunday, April 13th. This year our banquet speaker was Maddy Buschur, she serves as the 2013-2014 Ohio FFA State president. She educated our members and guests on the importance of who you are and what you make of yourself. Throughout the evening many awards were handed out to FFA members for the accomplishments they have made through the year.
On October 29th through November 2nd, the city of Louisville, Kentucky hosted the 86th National FFA Convention and Expo. FFA students from all of over the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, attended the convention. Louisville will serve as the host city for the next three years. Many of the convention events were held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, where students were able to visit different vendors and tents that included many schools with Ag-related career choices for college.
At its November 2013 meeting, the Board of Education recognized the FFA Officers and Mr. Matt Bennett of the Vocational Agriculture Department who discussed their trip to Louisville for the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Pictured (front row, L-R) are Morgan Crabtree, Alli Sturgill, Haley Diltz, Morgan Lahrmer, Allison McGlone; (back row, L-R) Mr. Bennett, Devin Coon, Bradley Willis, Connor Hughes, Devin Lewis, and Chase Dickens.
Oak Hill High School 2012 graduate, Dirk Dempsey (L) was awarded The American FFA Degree in recognition of his years of academic and professional excellence. Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.