4-H and FFA News


Students from the Urbana FFA chapter attended FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton for five days in June. The students that attended were Cheyenne Gunsaulies, Lukas Bishop, Sierra Ross, Christine Evilsizor, and Kelsey Quickle. The students learned about leadership, communication, and teamwork. Each of the students participated in several team challenges and games to help build relationships with other students and how to work together accordingly. Each activity was hands-on and unique in their own way. Each of the students had their own positive comment about the camp that week. “It was truly a different experience, something I won’t forget and I’ll definitely be going next year,” says Cheyenne. Sierra says, “We had to work a lot with our assigned camp team members and it really helped build relationships.” Talking with other students from around the state opened them up to different experiences and communication they never thought they would have.

Cheyenne Gunsaulies

Urbana FFA Secretary

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At the June 16 meeting of Champaign County Shooting Sports, the U.S. pledge was led by Logan Bashore. The 4-h pledge was led by Riley Dunham. The booth committee reminded everyone that they need a photo of the 4-her shooting or working on their project. It needs to be a 5 by 7 inch. July 12th will be the last day to accept the photo for the fair booth. The historian needs photos of advisors for the scrapbook. Button day was at Tim Hortons. The club collected $281.34 as a whole.

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The Creative Clovers 4-H club held the 8th meeting at Oak Grove Mennonite Church on June 14. The club went outside to see a sheep demonstration led by Sydnee and Garrett Payer and Megan Hollar. The club then went inside where the meeting was called to order and the pledges were recited. Roll call was taken and the Secretary and Treasurer gave reports. Demonstrations were then given by Joe Williams (on golf), Owen Harrison (on how to use a level), Olivia Williams (on poolside safety), Kaylee Harrison (on outdoor supplies), Gavin Harrison (on ATV safety), Bethany Painter (on how to crop a picture), Sarah Painter (on how to mount a picture), and Grace Winters (on how to properly wash clothes). The club members then got their judging and skillathon times. There was then a poultry update and members were told about the booth theme. The next meeting is scheduled for June 28, 2015 in the same location at 2:00.

Sarah Painter

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Mad River Jr. Livestock had two meetings in June. We had reports given by Zach Burroughs (difference between market and breeding lambs), Jenna Burroughs (cost difference of showing steers & sheep), Ashton Arnett, Gannon Arnett (updates on their nutrition projects) and Ashley Good (Update on sewing project). Mallory Caudill gave us information on FFA.

At our second meeting Maria McIntosh gave an update on her cooking project. Avery Anderson presented a poster on the different kinds of calf feeds and bedding materials. Dominic Spina told us about his wood working project and Ashton Dooley told us about his time at sheep camp.

Maria McIntosh

News reporter

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The U.S. pledge was led by Brycen Howard at the Champaign County Shoot meeting. The 4- H pledge was led by Michael Bowers. Health and safety reported on gun locker safety. The Booth committee needs a photo of you shooting or working on your project by July 12th (the next meeting). It needs to be a 5 by 7 photo. There was a discussion on health and safety Demo contest. Megan Snyder gave a short Demo on the DC metro system as an example of an advanced Demo. Motion to adjoin by Gage Reisinger and seconded by Brycen Howard.

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The Champaign Feeders 4-H Club members met on June 21 at the North Lewisburg United Methodist Chruch. The meeting started with Ali Dixon leading the 4-H pledge, followed by the treasurer’s report by Jaycie Patterson. We then discussed club shirts and booth committee meetings. Next we started demonstrations by Ali Dixon, Kristin Bailey and Aubry Horn, Anna Nott, and Daytayviah Rodgers. The next meeting will be held at 7:00-8:30 PM, with a booth committee meeting at 6:00 PM at the North Lewisburg United Methodist Chruch.

News Reporters

Kendell Hughes and Kristin Bailey