FFA Holds 59th Annual Parent & Member Banquet

Honorary FFA Degree Recipients (L to R) Scott and Jamie Gaffner, Joyce and Tom File, Amanda Goin, Tola and Scott Snow, and Kelli and Marcus Lahr
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The Greenville High School FFA Chapter held their 59th Annual Parent and Member Banquet Tuesday evening.

WGEL’s Farm Reporter Joe Doll was there and he shared some thoughts following the event:

Award winners recognized during the banquet are listed below:

Work Award – Kaeden Mollett
Scholarship Award – Kaeden Mollett
Leadership Award – Megan Hediger
Outstanding Member – Kimberly Lovatto
Activity Award – Megan Hediger
Dekalb Award – Kaeden Mollett
Caleb Gaffner – Star Greenhand

Greenville FFA Scholarships were awarded to Cara Thiems, Dodie Langham, and Kaeden Mollett.

Greenville FFA Cooperative Scholarships were awarded to Cara Thiems, Dodie Langham, Kaeden Mollett, Megan Hediger, and Kelly File.

Honorary Chapter FFA Degrees were given to Kelli and Marcus Lahr, Antonio Lovatto, Tola and Scott Snow, Jamie and Scott Gaffner, Joyce and Tom File, and Amanda Goin.

The Farm Credit Scholarship presented by Curt Zurliene went to Kaeden Mollett.

Activity T-Shirts were awarded to first-year members J. T. Thiems, Shelbi McCray, Logan Hilmes, Cody Gaffner, and Amber Blackmon; second-year members Kimberly Lovatto, Ashley Manning, Caleb Gaffner, Brooke Krankel, and Skylor Snow; third-year members Mitchell Langham, Danielle Somraty, Joshua Pierce, Mark Ayers, and Matt Barbey; and fourth-year members Megan Hediger, Kaeden Mollett, Cara Thiems, Dodie Langham, and Kelly File.

Retiring Officers include:
Greenhand President – Shelbi McCray
Greenhand VP – J. T. Thiems
Greenhand Secretary – Cody Gaffner
Chapter President – Megan Hediger
Chapter VP – Kaeden Mollett
Chapter Secretary – Kimberly Lovatto
Chapter Treasurer – Cara Thiems
Chapter Reporter – Joshua Pierce
Chapter Sentinel – Skylor Snow
Chapter Parliamentarian – Caleb Gaffner
Chapter Historian – Danielle Somraty
Chapter Chaplain – Mitchell Langham

The keynote address was delivered by Josh St. Peters, VP and Managing Director for Osborn Barr.

L to R Kimberly Lovatto, Megan Hediger, Kaeden Mollett, and Caleb Gaffner
L to R Kimberly Lovatto, Megan Hediger, Kaeden Mollett, and Caleb Gaffner
(L to R ) Kelly File, Megan Hediger, Kaeden Mollett, Cara Thiems.  Not pictured: Dodie Langham
(L to R ) Kelly File, Megan Hediger, Kaeden Mollett, Cara Thiems. Not pictured: Dodie Langham