FFA holds awards banquet

The Wapakoneta FFA discussed this past year’s accomplishments, handed out several awards and announced its new officer team for the 2014-15 school year at its annual banquet Thursday evening at Wapakoneta High School.

The banquet was in recognition of all 110 FFA (Future Farmers of America) members currently at Wapakoneta High School, as well as their parents, school administrators and members of the community who have helped with the program.

“The FFA is all about trying to help out people in the community,” FFA President Collin Schneider said. “We want to give back to the community because they give so much to us.”

Wapakoneta FFA adviser Ron Brown announced that the FFA made more than $1,500 during its chicken dinner benefit in September 2013 for a children’s hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The organization also sold 7,200 pounds of sausage, 2,096 quarts of strawberries and $52,000 worth of turkeys, fruit, peanuts, beef jerky and other food items. Pickup for those who ordered sausage and strawberries will begin on March 17.

For the full story, see the Friday, March 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.