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www. LovellCh ronicle.com February 25, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 17 National Week | We salute these FFA chapters for their commitments to making a better tomorrow. Bank of Lovell Best Buy Auto Sales Big .Horn Dispatch Big Horn Engraving & Sign Big Horn Federal- Rams Head Big Horn Rural Electric Co. CK Hardware 1st National Bank & Trust Family Vision Clinic Frannie Tack Shop GK Construction COT01I~ PHOTO Picture taken during the celebration of National FFA Week. Top row (l-r): Riteh McCollam, Maei May, Dominique Allred, Preston McCollam, Ross Hammond and Matthew Martinez. Bottom row (l-r): Mike Tippetts, Bobby Tippetts, Cody Clark, Anya Brightly and Shyann Wilske. Not pictured are Casey Ellis, Jonathan Wakelin, Jesse Bassett and Eli Moody. Haskell Funeral Home Lovell Chronicle Lovell Drug Mayes Brothers Body Shop Miller's Fabrication Minchows Service Center and Food Court Murphey's Dollar Store NBH Senior Citizens Center Nordenstam Masonry Queen Bee Gardens Red Apple Supermarket S&L Industrial SE Inc. State Farm Insurance Wow, what a year has gone by. Our FFA chapter has since last Feb- ruary competed in many district, re- gional and state contests. In addition to contests we have celebrated the ending of a school year and the begin- ning of another. We said farewell to our seniors and officers and invited in new ones. Big Horn Country Fair came and went along with State Fair. Since the beginning of the school year we have embarked in a journey with our mem- bers to be more community oriented and ag aware. Our adventures are still coming and going as we approach our state convention and preparations for those contests we are competing in. Here is a timeline since last Feb- ruary: March 2009: We competed in a few local contests at Northwest College. April 2009" State FFA Convention was held in Cheyenne and we took a livestock judging team (members Cody Gifford, Kris Hutchinson and Wes Mangus), a horse judging team (members Cody, Kris and Wes), an ex- temporaneous speaker, Galen Wedde and six students who received their State FFA Degree - Cody, Kris, Wes, Jonathan Wakelin, Casey Ellis and Jake Leonhardt. Other students went as delegates for our chapter. -Lovell FFA Banquet - We held our annual banquet the 24th of April. In this banquet we honored those members who received their Greenhand Degrees (Bobby Tip- petts, Cody Clark, Eli Moody, Ga- len Wedde, Maci May, Matthew Martinez, Mike Tippetts, Preston McCollam and Ritch McCollam); and Chapter Degrees (Jacob Wake- lin). We honored four members of our community for their help and support during the 2008-2009 school year: (Bret George, Rebecca George, Josephine Crosby and Aus- tin and Merlyn Gibbons). We released our old officer team: President Cody Gifford, Vice-Pres- ident Wes Mangus, Secretary Kris Hutchinson, Reporter Johnathan Wakelin, Treasurer Jacob Wakelin, Sentinal Jake Leonhardt. u, We installed our new officer team: President Jonathan Wakelin, Vice- President Casey Ellis, Secretary Eli Moody, Repo er Maci May, Trea- surer Preston McCollam. August 2009: Big Horn County Fair is a great event for the students to be involved in. We had these students compete in market swine and FFA Showmanship: Cody Gifford, Kris Hutchinson, Eli Moody, Maci May and Preston McCollam. Some of these individuals also competed in different contests ranging from horses, live- stock judging and zucchini carving. o-Wyoming State Fair was held in Douglas and Kris Hutchinson com- peted in FFA showmanship and market swine. October 2009: With the arrival of winter comes the letting out of water in the canal systems. This year the Lovell FFA took a day out of school to help relocate fish from the canals to the rivers. Also in the month of Oc- tober we spent an afternoon cleaning up our section of highway. We plan on continuing this service twice a year. We also had three students compete in the NILE FFA Livestock Judging contest, Jesse Bassett, Cody Clark and Preston McCollam. November 2009: The Finding In- spiration and Reaching Excellence (FIRE) Conference was held in Doug- las and five FFA members attended: Dominique Allred, Preston McCollam, Cody Clark, Drew Stevens and Anya Brightly. These students spent two days learning about leadership, char- acter, integrity and how to change 'To- morrow's Headlines' by how they act today. January 2010: The start of a' new year has brought on many different opportunities. Our FFA chapter is working on finding information on ca- reers of our choice. We went to the Ag- riculture Expo in Billings to tour the many different vendors and careers available to us. We are also going to do this same career search in March of this year. Also in January we were honored to have two state FFA offi- cers come and visit our chapter and talk more on character and integrity. February 2010: So far this month we have been getting two students ready to compete at the district FFA speaking contests. Anya Brightly and Shyann Wilske competed on Feb. 16 for the opportunity to represent the Lovell FFA Chapter in the Creed speaking contest. Both students did really well and Shyann was in the top three and will compete on Feb. 23 at the regional FFA speaking contest. This month is also when we cele- brate National FFA Week and as a school we are celebrating by in- forming the students of Lovell High School about agriculture and FFA and the importance of both. We are also having a barbeque with the members and their families to show support for those who have helped along the way. The Lovell FFA Chapter is work- ing on many different contests so stu- dents can go and compete at State Con- vention this April, and we're working in our greenhouse. Thanks for revisit- ing this year with us and celebrating the importance of agriculture and the National FFA Organization. Valley Flower & Gifts Walker's Servicenter Wy-Ben, Inc. ''' 't * , " ...... ' ...... ' ' "