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Monday, 06 May 2013 23:40

2012-2013 FFA members pose with sponsor Dan Andrews following the annual Banquet Thursday. Seated, front row: Cameo Rector, Nicole Strand, Cassidy Rathe, Ellie Lee and Jeremiah Kerns.
Standing, back row: Tailor Lee, Joe Sramek, Donald Hunt, Tayler Nordhausen, Landon Jutten, Billy Straub, Stephanie Acosta, Tryssta Duvel and Tyrel Kerchal. Members not pictured are John Christner and Cody Barrett. (Diane Stamm | Wauneta Breeze)

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


In its 78th year, the Wauneta-Palisade FFA chapter held its annual banquet Thursday.

With a cancellation by the planned speaker, guests watched a video of Ron Gustafson during the meal. Gustafson spoke at the school April 22.

As president, Tayler Nord-hausen led proceedings, including awarding her parents, Chad and Sunni Nordhausen, honoray chapter degrees.

Sponsor Dan Andrews awarded Greenhand degrees to freshman Cameo Rector, Ellie Lee, Stephanie Acosta, Joe Sramek, Billy Straub, Tryssta Duvel and Cody Barrett, as well as, sophomore Jeremiah Kerns.

Rector received the Greenhand star. Sophomore Nicole Strand received the Chapter degree.

Nordhausen was awarded her State degree at the annual conference in early April and was given the Chapter Ag Production star Thursday. She also received the Wauneta Seeds scholarship, given by Kevin Janicek.

Scholastic awards went to Nordhausen, Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe, Strand and E. Lee.

Certificates for Creed Speaking were awarded to Rector and E. Lee.

New officers for the 2013-2014 school year will be Landon Jutten, president; Strand, vice president; Rathe, secretary; Rector, reporter; E. Lee, treasurer; Kerns, sentinel; Acosta, parlimentarian; and Sramek, officer at large.