Mr. John Poulson, FFA Advisor
The Pettisville FFA holds a number of events throughout the year, including: Annual Fall Sales, FFA Week, Pancake Breakfast, SAE Fair and various projects in the community. They also help with the Alumni Pumpkin Festival and Garden Tractor Pulls at Pettisville Friendship Days.
The Pettisville Community Recycling Center is manned by the Pettisville FFA Members year-round, with special collection dates on the 2nd Saturday morning of each month from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Thank you to the FFA for providing our community with a clean, organized space to recycle.
President: Karsen Pursel
Vice President: Carson Bennett
2nd Vice President: Clara Damman
Secretary: Luke VanDenBerghe
Reporter: Emma Salmi
Treasurer: Delana Damman
Sentinel: Eli Mora
Student Advisor: Nathan Rupp
Assistant Officers: Leah Beck, Olivia Rossman, Clark Bartoe
President: Andrew Hulbert
Vice President: Carson Bennett
2nd Vice President: Luke VanDenBerghe
Secretary: Kearsten Zuver
Reporter: Clara Damman
Treasurer: Karsen Pursel
Assistant Treasurer: Delana Damman
Sentinel: Blake Eyer
Student Advisor: Grace Schnitkey
Thank you for your service!
Part of the Pettisville Ag Ed Program
The Pettisville FFA Alumni and Friends recently awarded former Pettisville FFA members with college scholarships.
Elizabeth Beck, daughter of Randy and Joy Beck, is studying Equine and Business at Asbury University. She plans to train horses. Elizabeth was chapter reporter and active in the Equine contest and the Diversified Livestock Proficiency area. She has been involved in rodeos and teaching youngsters how to ride. Elizabeth attended state and national conventions and earned her American FFA Degree last fall.
Ava Hoylman, daughter of Brent and Vicki, is studying Animal Science, Industry Option, at the University of Findlay. As part of her studies she is doing Western Equestrian Studies and Intercultural Studies. She served as an officer and competed in several competitions, including Public Speaking. She is part of the Western Horse Show Association and Sheep Show team. She earned her State FFA Degree.
Gretchen Lee, daughter of Chris and Char Lee, is studying Animal Science at Dordt University. She plans to attend veterinary school and would like to specialize in exotic and specialty livestock. Gretchen served as an Ohio FFA State Officer, was active in research and attended several conventions and Washington Leadership Conference. She co-chaired a Meals of Hope program for the FFA. She earned her American FFA Degree last fall.
Jessica McWatters, daughter of Tom and Angie, is studying Biology Education with a minor in Environmental Science at Huntington University. Jessica served as chapter secretary and president. She was named Ohio Star in Agriscience last spring and a National Finalist in Ag Research, Animal Systems, last fall. Jessica attended state and national conventions, Washington Leadership Conference and earned her State FFA Degree.
Matt Rupp, son of Scott and Laura, is studying Animal Science at the University of Findlay. He plans become a large animal veterinarian. Matt served as an officer and was active in many contests, including Veterinarian Science. He is in the pre-vet club and Findlay Collegiate FFA and the Cattle Show Team. Matt attended state and national conventions, Washington Leadership Conference and earned his State FFA Degree.
Brandi Schnitkey, daughter of Chad and Sheri, is studying Animal Science at Kansas State University. She plans to attend graduate school specializing in equine studies and nutrition. Brandi served the chapter as vice president and was active in setting up a large safety day. Brandi has competed in rodeos, attended state and national conventions and earned her American FFA Degree last fall.
Jordan Skates, daughter of Jerry and Pam, is studying Wildlife and Fisheries Management at West Virginia University. She plans to get certified in Wildlife Education and work for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources or US Fish and Game. Jordan served as chapter secretary and president and was active in developing the school pond. Jordan attended state and national conventions, Washington Leadership Conference and earned her State FFA Degree.
Madeleine Wixom, daughter of Leo and Jadea, is studying Wildlife and Fisheries Management at Hocking College and will attend West Virginia University in the fall. She plans to be a wildlife field biologist and operate her own fish farm. Madeleine was active in the Wildlife competition and was a National FFA Finalist in Wildlife Management last fall. She attended state and national conventions, Washington Leadership Conference and earned her American FFA Degree last fall.
Kayla Wyse, daughter of Gene and Judy, is studying Agronomy at Wilmington College. She plans to become a research agronomist and publish her research on Asiatic Garden Beetle grubs. Kayla served as chapter president and was active in science fairs presenting her research at four National FFA Agriscience fairs. Kayla attended state and national conventions, Washington Leadership Conference, earned her State FFA Degree.
The Alumni is proud to be able to support these former Pettisville students in their pursuit of higher education in the agriculture industry.
The Ag Mechanics Skills Team placed 6th in our district with Carson Bennett, Andrew Hulbert and Blake Eyer. Carson was the 6th place individual.
The Vet Science Team led by Kearsten Zuver, 5th place, and Sophie Sterken, 6th place, placed 2nd in the district and 9th in the state. Clara Damman and Lauren Shumaker rounded out the team.
The Outdoor Power Team placed 7th in the district with team members Andrew Hulbert, Blake Eyer and Luke VanDenBerghe.
Officers have been working hard creating the annual Reporter's Scrapbook, Treasurer's Book, and Secretary's Book. Recently, Ohio FFA announced the following:
In the Greenhand Quiz, Pettisville placed 3rd in District 1 and 21st in the state. Our top 4 quizzers were Sophie Sterken, 2nd in District 1, Lauren Shumaker, Lily Wiemken and Mina Wesche. Over 2200 individuals quizzed in the Career Development Event.
In the Farm Business Management Test, Pettisville placed 3ed in District 1 and 17th in the state. Our top 4 were Carson Bennett - 4th in the district plus Luke Van Den Berghe, Nate Keim and Kearsten Zuver. Over 700 individuals took this test.
The State FFA Degree recipients were announced. These Pettisville students will receive their Degree in late April:Andrew Hulbert, Baden Skates, Grace Schnitkey and Kearsten Zuver.
Kayla Wyse was announced the Ohio representative for the American Star in Agriscience.
Congratulations to these FFA members.
Thursday, April 1 the FFA held an Animal Day, where all of the elementary students were able to see, touch and learn about different farm animals.
Photos above are of the Preschool through 3rd Grade visiting the animals.