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The annual Ada FFA banquet was held Wednesday March 29th in the cafeteria at Ada High School


During the meal, Emma Jameson presented our annual slide show. The slide show was the highlight of the evening. It gave parents, as well as community members, a chance  to see what the FFA really does throughout the year.


The Honorary Ada Chapter degrees were awarded to Christina Henderson, Ty and Heather Etgen for their outstanding service to the group.


 Members of the Parliamentary Procedure teams, Public Speaking, and Soil Judging contestants were recognized.

Leadership and scholarship pins were also handed out to those who qualified. In the area of proficiency awards, the following members received recognition:


Kaitlyn Long- Dairy, Goat Production

Caitlyn Stover- Beef Production, Dairy, Diversified Livestock, Fruit Sales

Ashley Breidenbach- Grain Production

Maddie Gossard- Sheep Production

Hunter Purdy- Swine Production,Ag Education

Justin Light- Ag Repair/Maint.

Emma Jameson-Poultry

Nicki Lehsten-Vegetable Production

Nathan Mattson-Landscape Management


From there, FFA Advisor Tony Dyer presented the top chapter awards. The 110% award was given to Justin Light.  Sidney Gossard received the Outstanding Freshmen award, Outstanding Sophomore was Nathan Mattson, Maddie Gossard was named Outstanding Junior, and Hunter Purdy received Outstanding Senior. Mason Waugh earned the Outstanding Ag Mechanics, DeKalb Award was Kaitlyn Long. Josie Poling earned the Star Green Hand award, while Caitlyn Stover received the Star Chapter Farmer award.


New Ada FFA Officers Installed: Ella Poling, Maddie Gossard, Sidney Gossard, Nathan Mattson,

Caitlyn Stover, Emma Jameson, Nicki Lehsten, and Noah Mattson


As the evening was coming to an end, the new officers were installed into their offices. This included President Caitlyn Stover, Vice President Maddie Gossard, Secretary Emma Jameson, Reporter Sidney Gossard, Sentinel Noah Mattson, Student Advisor Nathan Mattson, Chaplain Ella Poling, and the Treasurer Nicole Lehsten.

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