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Thursday, 03 May 2012 15:52

FFA officers for the 2012-2013 school year were announced at last week's FFA Banquet. New officers include, from left, Cassidy Rathe, treasurer; Nicole Strand, secretary; Tailor Lee, reporter; Tayler Nordhausen, president; Landon Jutten, vice president; and Tyler Knotts, sentinel.


Nebraska FFA Vice Presiden Vance Heyer was keynote speaker for the 2011-2012 FFA annual banquet held Thursday, April 26.

Heyer spoke of the strengths of small town living: hardworking people, the atmosphere and caring attitude.

He said “Small towns instill a sense of pride in us and a dedication to hard work.”

Invitees to the meeting were welcomed by Chapter President Tayler Nordhausen. After the meal, Heyer spoke before Sponsor Dan Andrews presented degree certificates.

Nicole Strand and Tyler Knotts were awarded Greenhand Degrees.

Chapter Degrees went to Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe, Tyrel Kerchal, Landon Jutten and Donald Hunt.

The final speaker of the event was Keith Oisen from Grant, past president of the Nebraska FFA Foundation.

Following Oisen, the Stars awards were given to Strand as the top member with a Greenhand degree and Sheyla Christner as the top Chapter member.

The DeKalb Ag Achievement award was given to Christner from Kevin Janicek. The award, which dates to the 1950s, is presented to the top senior in the program.

Christner also received the Wauneta Seeds scholarship.

Jutten was given the Bone Award.

Scholastic awards were given to Christner, Nordhausen, Lee, Rathe and Strand as students with a 3.5 GPA.

Officers for 2011-2012 year are Nordhausen, president; Christner, vice president; Lee, secretary; Rathe, tresurer; Jutten, reporter; and John Christner, sentinel.

Nordhausen will remain President heading into the 2012-2013 school year. Jutten will be vice president; Strand will become secretary; Rathe will remain treasurer; Lee will move to reporter and current freshman Tyler Knotts will be sentinel.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 15:52