|WP FFA celebrates successes at annual banquet|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00|
The newly elected 2014-2015 officers for the WP FFA chapter are (top picture, l to r) Cody Barrett, Billy Straub, Ellie Lee, Cameo Rector, Nicole Strand, Lesley Towery, Stephanie Acosta and Joseph Sramek. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade FFA chapter held its annual banquet Tuesday, April 22.
Speaker Spencer Hartman of Imperial, who recently finished his term as president of Nebraska FFA, spoke to attendees about potential.
Using the analogy of the FFA jacket, Hartman said the jacket itself has little possibility until the student puts it on. The possibilities then become endless as is the student given the opportunities and encouragement.
Led by outgoing president Landon Jutten, guests enjoyed a meal and witnessed the presentation of degrees and awards, as well as the installation of new officers.
Officers for 2014-2015 will be Nicole Strand, president; Cameo Rector, vice president; Ellie Lee, secretary; Lesley Towery, treasurer; Stephanie Acosta, reporter; Billy Straub, sentinel; Joseph Sramek, officer at large; and Cody Barrett, historian.
Jayden Ingold and Reagan Skow received their Discovery Degrees.
Green Hand awards went to Logan Fischer and Seth Straub. Star Green Hand award was given to Lesley Towery.
Receiving Chapter Degrees were Strand, Rector, E. Lee, Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe and Landon Jutten.
Luann Rector, Melissa Duvel and Caitlin Urdahl were given Honorary Degrees for their contributions.
Rathe was awarded the DeKalb Ag Achievement Award.
Scholastic Degrees went to Rector, E. Lee, T. Lee, Strand, Towery and Rathe. Each has a GPA of 3.5 or higher.