Students awarded at FFA banquet
Members of the agricultural community in Pocahontas County celebrated student achievements in that field Friday evening at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) banquet at Pocahontas County High School.
With the theme, ﾓLead Out Loud,ﾔ officers took to the podium to award fellow students for the 2010-2011 school year.
2010-2011 officers: President, Katelynn Beverage; Vice President, Payton Mann; Secretary, Sarah Shears; Treasurer, Kate Weik; Reporter, Chloe Bland; and Sentinel, Rosie Perkins announced the 2011-2012 officers: President, Chloe Bland; Vice President, Spencer Carr; Secretary, Clair Mosesso; Treasurer, Rosie Perkins; Reporter, James Riley; and Sentinel, Drew Caloccia.
FFA sponsor Sammantha Bartley, awarded the Honorary FFA Degree to Morgan McComb, custodian at PCHS, for going above and beyond his duties to help the club. Also receiving the award was her father-in-law, Jeff Bartley, for his assistance as a teacher and photographer.
Greenhand Award recipients are: Karey Barb, James Riley, Clair Mosesso, Drew Caloccia, Nicholas Gum, Spencer Carr, Cole Ryder, Cody Himelrick, Lucas Ryder, Hamed Taylor, Steven Casto, Cameron Dunbrack, Jesse Weber, Sabrina Currence, Spencer McCoy, Ryan Wilfong and Moniefia Maitland.
Chapter Awards were given to Chloe Bland, Trey Hines and Rosie Perkins.
Proficiency Awards were presented to Rosie Perkins in poultry production; Payton Mann in animal science; Spencer McCoy in sheep production; Nicholas Gum in beef production and Chloe Bland in wildlife management.
Bartley thanked all in attendance for their dedication to the FFA Chapter and all the students for making her first year at PCHS special.
The 2010-2011 officers surprised Bartley and co-sponsor Scott Garber by presenting them with baby gift baskets. Bartley and her husband, Chris, and Garber and his wife, Rebecca, will be adding future farmers to their families this summer.
The dinner was prepared and served by ProStart teacher Teresa Mullen, ProStart students and SkillsUSA students.