RACINE — It may not have been the traditional Racine Southern FFA Banquet, but it was still an evening to honor the FFA members for their accomplishments during the 2019-20 school year.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions a drive through awards ceremony was held on Monday. FFA members and parents were allowed to drive through Southern Local Schools parking lot to receive their awards and recognition from the FFA Officer Team.
“We wanted to thank everyone who has helped our chapter throughout this year and we are looking forward to starting fresh for the 2020-2021 school year,” stated FFA Advisor and Vocational Agriculture teacher Jenna Meeks. This was the final banquet for Meeks who has accepted a position with another school for the upcoming school year.
The following FFA members received awards this year:
Career Development Events (CDE)
Soil Judging — RURAL: Ethan Mullen; Austin Rose; Theron Black; Tiffany Cremeans; URBAN: Mallory Stover; Kristin McKay; Caelin Seth; Austin Rice.
Job Interview —Cassidy Bailey; Rachel Jackson; Caelin Seth; Austin Rose.
Freshmen FFA Creed — Braydon Essick (Memorized the whole FFA Creed and presented in Class).
Vet Science — Ethan Mullen (qualified for State); Kristin McKay (qualified for State); Caelin Seth; Austin Rose.
Forestry — Austin Rose; Austin Rice; Caelin Seth; Dylan Lyons; Rachel Jackson; Raeven Reedy.
Ag Sales — Kristin McKay; Dylan Lyons; Raeven Reedy; Caelin Seth. The whole team made it to State Contest.
Online Greenhand Exam — Rachel Jackson; Braydon Essick; Cassidy Bailey; Colton Lavender; Grace Hoover; Mitchel Evans; Malachi Smith; Andrew Day; Trenton Owens; Waylon Dillon; Ashton Gandee; Griffen Miller; Tiffany Cremeans; Jacob Scarberry; Robert Scarberry.
Top FFA Points — First nine weeks, Austin Rose 33 points; Second nine weeks, Kristin McKay 23 points; Third nine weeks, Kristin McKay 47 points; Fourth nine weeks, Blake Williams 12 points; Overall first FFA points, Kristin McKay 90, receiving $100; Overall second FFA points, Austin Rose 88, receiving $75; Overall third FFA points, Caelin Seth 61, receiving $50.
Top Fruit Seller — Austin Rose.
Top Carnation Seller — Caelin Seth and Natalie Porter.
Top Jerky Seller — Kristin McKay.
Top T-Shirt Seller — Dylan Lyons.
Top Cheese/Meat Seller — Kristin McKay.
Top Strawberry Seller (Pin) — Austin Rose.
Meigs County Junior Fair Board Representatives — Austin Rose; Austin Rice; Raeven Reedy; Kristin McKay; Caelin Seth; Cassidy Bailey; Rachel Jackson; Jacob Rice; Dylan Lyons; Dalton Ervin; Ethan Mullen; and Dana Card.
Ohio River Producers (Racine Southern FFA Alumni) members — Ed Gibbs (lifetime); James Languel (lifetime); Jim Diddle (lifetime); Joe Proffitt (lifetime); Peggy Gibbs (lifetime); Brent Rose; Jenna Meeks; Joe Roberts; Michaela Holter; Rhonda Meeks; Rhonda Rathburn; Tara Roberts; Maxine Rose; Becky Jackson; Carrie Rose; Elizabeth Lawrence; Sarah Lawrence; Melody Bailey; Shawn Donahue; Shaun Seth; and Ollie Sayre.
Discovery Degree — AJ Hubbard, Aubrey Chandler, Blake Williams, Chad Foster, CJ Rush, Connor Heslep, Dylan Hupp, Isiah Barton, Jaelyn Norville, Jordan Gilbride, Josiah Smith, Kaiden Michael, Katie Rowe, Krystal Holley, Lila Cooper, Matthew Jackson, Michelle Adkins Camp, Payton Toops, and Ty Little.
Greenhand Degree — Theron Black, Andrew Day, Braydon Essick, Mitchel Evans, Grace Hoover, Trenton Owens, Malachi Smith.
Star Greenhand Award — Braydon Essick.
Chapter Degree — Dalton Ervin, Dylan Lyons, Kayla Evans.
Star Chapter Farmer — Dylan Lyons.
State Degree — Raeven Reedy, Caelin Seth, Kristin McKay, Ethan Mullen.
State Level Officer Awards
Officers Books — Caelin Seth, Secretary Gold; Ethan Mullen, Treasurer Gold; Natalie Porter and Rachel Jackson, Reporters Gold.
Travis Adams Achievement Award — Caelin Seth.
Outstanding Senior Award — Raeven Reedy.
2020 Ag Certification/Completers — Cheyenne Wehrung and Cole Steele.
Scholarships, awarded from Ohio River Producers (Alumni) — $1,000, Austin Rose; $1,000, Raeven Reedy; $500, Dristan Lamm.
Ag Key — Austin Rose
3+ Ag Courses — Mark Eblin, Cameron Powell, Raeven Reedy, Austin Rose, Cole Steele, Cheyenne Wehrung.
Top GPA Scholastic Winners — 9th Grade, Braydon Essick; 10th Grade, Rachel Jackson; 11th Grade, Kristin McKay; 12th Grade: Raeven Reedy.
Community Service Award (10+ community service hours in SAE year) — Corey Lane, Dylan Lyons, Kristin McKay, Ethan Mullen, Raeven Reedy, Austin Rice, Caelin Seth, and Gage Stover.
Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE)
Outstanding Entrepreneurship SAE — Ethan Mullen.
Outstanding Placement SAE — Austin Rose.
Honorary Racine Southern FFA Member — Devan Eckert.
2019-2020 Racine Southern FFA Officers — President, Raeven Reedy; Vice President, Kristin McKay; Secretary, Caelin Seth; Treasurer, Ethan Mullen; Reporter, Natalie Porter; Sentinel, Dylan Lyons; Historian, Rachel Jackson; Parliamentarian, Jacob Rice; Jr. Advisor, Austin Rice.
Meeks gave a special thanks to retiring FFA officers Raeven Reedy and Austin Rose.
2020-2021 Racine Southern FFA Officers — President, Kristin McKay; Vice President, Braydon Essick; Secretary, Caelin Seth; Treasurer, Ethan Mullen; Reporter, Cassidy Bailey; Historian, Katie Rowe; Sentinel, Austin Rice; and Jr. Advisor: Dylan Lyons.
Information submitted by Jenna Meeks, Racine Southern FFA.