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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
ANNUAL FFA BANQUET

• Thu May 12 – 5:45 PM WAB Silent Auction Starts – SHS Commons

·         6:30 PM - Parent & Member Awards Banquet

·         7:30 PM - Awards Program

• Fri May13th

  • April - AET- SAE & FFA Records Due

·         American Degrees & Garrett’s Grain App FIXED mailed to State


·         Fri May 20th- 7:00 AM

  •  New Chapter Officer’s Meeting

 

·         Fri May 27th – 7:00 AM May All Chapter Meeting (Last Meeting of 2015-16 School Year

  •  New Officers Preside

    •  Senior’s Last Day BBQ – Bring your own meat to grill.

• FINALS – May – AET SAE & FFA FINAL Records Due  -  Summer SAE Plan Due.

2015-2016
STUDENT RESULTS

2015-2016 SALINE FFA YEAR IN REVIEW – State & National Awards 

NATIONAL

·          National FFA Nursery – Landscape Contest – National Bronze Team

o    Derek Hoelzer, Jacob Ringle, Andrew Drake, Cassidy Polzin

 

STATE & REGIONAL LEVEL

·          State  Broiler Contest – 9 Gold, 2 Silver

o    Gold – Ryan Luckhardt, Cody Roehm, Alyssa Luckhardt, Mason Horning, Cassidy Polzin, Chrissy Polzin, Animal Science Class, Emma Rose, Carson Schuon

o    Silver – Shelby Compton, Kristin Klager

·          Arthur Berkey Michigan Ag Science Fair – 2 State Winners, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

o    State Winners – Ryan Luckhardt, Daisy Lupa, - Courtney Lucas Team

o    Silver – Rachael Weidmayer

o    Bronze – Derek Hoelzer – Jacob Ringle Team

·          State Extemporaneous Speaking Contest – Gold - Carl Tighe

·          Crops Skills Teams – 1 State Gold, 1 State Silver

o    Gold - Daisy Lupa, Courtney Lucas, Morgan Bergren, Richard Poet, Tori Sloane

o    Silver - Becca Smith, Mason Horning, Emma Rose, Nathan Corum, Alyssa Luckhardt

·          Dairy Foods Skills Teams – 1 State Gold, 1 State Silver

o    Gold – Carl Tighe, Josh Patton, Andrew Drake, Chrissy Polzin

o    Gold – Matt Coleman Ethan Hoelzer, Kristin Klager, Stacey Phillips

·          Horse Judging Skills Team – 1 State Gold

o    Maggie Finn, Kyra Bigham, Avery Nowosielski, Michaela Maynard

·          Vet Science Skills Teams  - 2 State Silvers

o    Rachael Weidmayer, Makenzie Freeman, Eli Marsh Lillian Lunsford

o    Andrea Loucks, Cassidy Polzin, Savannah Bader, Jocelyn Champagne

·          State FFA Degrees –  (13)   6 College Credits - Michigan State University

o     Star & Gold Outstanding State FFA Degrees

§   Mason Horning – State Star in Ag Placement – First Runner Up

§   Alyssa Luckhardt – State Star In Ag Business – First Runner Up

o    Silver Outstanding State Degrees

§   Carl Tighe, Emma Rose, Cassidy Polzin

o    Regular State Degrees

§   Matt Allgood, Andrew Drake, Alexandria Kase, Andrea Loucks, Garrett Marion, Joshua Patton, Autumn Schwalbe, Taelor Young

·          State Outstanding Junior Awards (11)

o    Emma Ford, Makenzie Freeman, Derek Hoelzer, Jacob Kingsley, Kristin Klager, Eli Marsh, Michaela Maynard, Avery Nowosielski, Jacob Ringle, Alexandra Smith, Becca Smith

·          Michigan FFA Academic Excellence Awards – Maintaining a 3.3 HS  GPA or higher

o    Gold -  3 Years of 3.3 GPA or higher

§   Mason Horning, Alyssa Luckhardt, Garrett Marion, Cassidy Polzin, Autumn Schwalbe Carl Tighe

o    Silver – 2 Years of 3.3 GPA or higher

§   Kristin Klager

o    Bronze – 1 year of 3.3 GPA or higher

§   Morgan Bergren, Matthew Coleman, Maggie Finn, Courtney Lucas, Daisy Lupa, Cody Roehm

·          Regional Level – Leadership Teams

o    Greenhand Conduct of Meetings Team – Silver

§   Ashleigh Mills, Alyssa Raab, Makenzie Marion, Ryan Luckhardt, Charles Levine, Matt Sayre, Alex Ragatz

o    Demonstration Team – Silver

§   Derek Hoelzer, Jacob Ringle, Andrew Drake, Alexandra Smith

·          2016 MSU Block & Bridle Club State Livestock Judging Contest – 10th Place

o    Emma Rose, Taelor Young, Ryan Luckhardt

·          State Proficiency Awards for Supervised Ag Experience Programs /AET Records

o    Ag Sales Placement – Gold  - Taelor Young

o    Beef Production Entrepreneurship – Bronze – Derek Hoelzer

o    Dairy Production Entrepreneurship

§   Mason Horning – Silver, Cassidy Polzin – Bronze

o    Dairy Production – Placement

§   Mason Horning – Gold

o    Diversified Livestock Production- Entrepreneurship & Placement

§   Mason Horning – Gold, Cassidy Polzin - Bronze, Sophia Rose – Bronze

o    Equine Science – Entrepreneurship & Placement

§   Alyssa Luckhardt – Gold, Maggie Finn – Silver, Courtney Lucas – Silver

o    Goat Production - Entrepreneurship & Placement

§   Andrea Loucks – Silver, Sydney Gordon – Bronze

o    Grain Production – Placement

§   Garrett Marion – STATE WINNER – Gold, Joe Borowski – Bronze

o    Home & Community Development

§   Jacob Ringle – Gold, Carl Tighe – Gold

o    Outdoor Recreation – Placement

§   Emma Rose – Gold

o    Poultry Production Entrepreneurship

§   Silver – Avery Nowosielski, Kristin Klager, Cassidy Polzin

§   Bronze – Autumn Schwalbe, Matt Coleman

o    Sheep Production - Entrepreneurship & Placement

§   Silver – Cody Roehm, Andrew Drake

§   Bronze – Cassidy Polzin, Adam Roehm

o    Small Animal Care - Entrepreneurship & Placement

§   Bronze – Morgan Bergren, Makenzie Freeman

o    Vegetable Production Entrepreneurship & Placement

§   Daisy lupa – Bronze

·          Region II Officer

o    Carl Tighe – Region II Treasurer 2015-16

·          National SAE Grants - $1,000

o    Derek Hoelzer – To purchase equipment to start a lawn care business.

o    Sydney Gordon – To purchase equipment & materials to start a goat’s milk soap business.

o    Saline FFA for being the #1 ranked SAE/AET chapter in Michigan and 7th nationwide by The AET

·          National FFA Scholarships - $1,000

o    Cassisdy Polzin – Diuble Equipment Inc. – AGCO

o    Alyssa Luckhardt – O’Hara Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Clinton  – Ram Truck

o    Carl Tighe – Bill Brown Ford Livonia – Built Ford Tough

 

Mr. David Mellor
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Educator/FFA Advisor,
South & West Washtenaw Consortium (SWWC)
Saline High School
Room B-233
1300 Campus Parkway
Saline, MI, USA 48176
Phone: 734-401-4222

Link

THE THREE CIRCLE MODEL OF INSTRUCTION


OFFICIAL FFA MANUAL NOW ONLINE




Click on the link above to see Ethan's Video




STESHA PAYNE
2015 STATE WINNER
EQUINE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROFICIENCY


2015 STATE PROFICIENCY WINNERS SHOWING OFF THEIR PLAQUES


2015 OUTSTANDING STATE DEGREE GOLD AND SILVER WINNERS


First Year FFA members mount lights on the vertical aeroponic gardens constructed with $6500 help of a RYD (Rural Youth Development) National FFA Grant won by Mr. Mellor for our FFA Chapter.

Three of our 9 vertical gardens are up and running producing lettuce and basil for the culinary arts program and Washtenaw County Food Gatherers.

FFA HORIZONS ONLINE

LINK TO FFA FACTS

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SALINE FFA CHAPTER NEWS

Bat & Bluebird Houses installed on Wetlands Area
Saline FFA Members installed 4 Bat Houses and 8 Bluebird houses on the south wetlands area to control mosquitoes and other insects naturally as part of the Living To Serve service learning project funded by the National FFA - USDA Rural Youth Development Grant. One additional bat house and 2 bluebird houses will be installed fall 2014 on the north wetland near the tennis courts.





State Ag Science Fair Winners
Nick Schuon and Brandon Puckett of Saline High School FFA, were named State Winners of the Power, Structural and Technical Systems Team Division of the Michigan FFA Arthur Berkey Agriculture Science Fair at Michigan State University this past week. They wowed the crowd with a functional and interactive solar collective water heater they built that could heat a structure. They next will compete at the National FFA Ag Science Fair in Louisville, KY in October 2014.

Emma Ford and Kristin Klager of Saline High School FFA, were named State Winners of the Plant Systems Team Division of the Michigan FFA Arthur Berkey Agriculture Science Fair at Michigan State University this past week. They compared the use of energy drinks vs. water in growing plants. Their research was inspired by the movie "Idiocracy" where a future society was starving because "plants grow better with Brondo, it's got electrolytes" as the line in the movie goes. They next will compete at the National FFA Ag Science Fair in Louisville, KY in October 2014.

Kristin Klager, 9th Grade member of Saline High School Future Farmers of America, won the State 4th Place Gold Award in Creed Speaking over 120 schools at the 86th Michigan FFA State Convention held on the campus of Michigan State University this past week. Kristin had to recite from memory the 5 paragraph FFA Creed written by E.M. Tiffany which embodies the aims and purposes of the FFA and answer 5 minutes of questions from judges on it's meaning.






Two Saline High School FFA members qualified as state finalists in the Region 2 (SE Michigan) Leadership Career Development Event held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Saline High School. Over 350 FFA members representing 24 high schools and three districts, from Anchor Bay to Jonesville, competed in the event.  Senior Alexis Wolff took the Regional First Place Gold in the Job Interview CDE. She was required to submit a prepared cover letter, resume,and fill out a job application in 15 minutes. They were scored and she interviewed for a list of entry level jobs. Also competing in the event was Kayla Holsten (12th grade) who placed third and won Silver as the alternate state semi-finalist. Both girls placed first and second at the District 2 Region 2 level contests held in Sand Creek Monday Feb 10, which qualified them to compete at the Regional level. Freshman Kristen Klager took the Regional First Place Gold in the FFA Creed Public Speaking Event. By memory, Kristen delivered a five-paragraph speech, written by E.M. Tiffany, that embodied the purposes and beliefs of the Future Farmers of America organization. She also had to answer five minutes of questions from a panel of judges. Both Alexis and Kristin will next compete March 6 at Michigan State University during the Michigan FFA State Convention for the honor to represent Michigan at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY in October. Also competing was Freshman Avery Nowosielski, who won the Regional 4th Place Silver medal in the Greenhand (9-10th grade) Prepared Public Speaking Contest



Emma Rose & Alex Kase & Wyatt Gordon placed National Silver at the National FFA Agriscience Fair held in Louisville, Kentucky October 31, 2013


 
Saline FFA Members had a $38,421 economic impact on the Saline community for volunteer hours on the 2012-13 wetlands project. See bottom of wetlands page for the report.


PROGRESS EARTH has donated a New 15 Gallon Living Compost Tea Vortex Brewer System to The Saline FFA Chapter valued at $2,000.00
SEE THE VIDEO BELOW ON HOW IT WORKS:

VORTEX BREWER

PLEASE STOP BY PROGRESS EARTH'S WEBSITE AND SAY THANKS!

JULY 16TH, 2013
Nick Schoun and Adam Roehm competed in the Michigan FFA Tractor Driving Contest at Michigan State University



2012-2013 SALINE FFA YEAR IN REVIEW
State & National Awards

NATIONAL

·         American FFA Degrees/1, - Marie Marion

·         National Proficiency Agriscience Research – Animal

        Systems/bronze, -Evan Medvec

·         Honorary American FFA Degree – David Mellor

  • $2500 National FFA RYD Grant for wetlands restoration
  • $1,000 National SAE Grant for Biodiesel Research - Wyatt Gordon

STATE LEVEL

·         Broiler Contest/1 gold/3 silver,

o    Wyatt Gordon, Emma Rose, Nick Schoun, Alyssa Luckhardt

·         Arthur Berkey Michigan Ag Science Fair/2 gold/2 silver/1 bronze

o    Gold-State Winners: Wyatt Gordon, Emma Rose/Alex Kase

o    Silver: Nick Schuon, Lauren Kesselring/Madison Rishel

o    Bronze: Anna Kauppi

·         Ag Processing Proficiency/silver, - Justin Diuble

·         Beef Proficiency/bronze, - Mike Drake

·         Dairy Proficiency/silver, - Kayla Holsten

·         Diversified Ag Production Proficiency/bronze, - Erica Drake

·         Diversified Livestock Production Proficiency/silver, Kayla Holsten

·         Equine Science Proficiency/silver, - Jessica Monty

·         Home and/or Community Development/bronze, Phoenix Vlassin

·         Poultry Production Proficiency/gold, - Wyatt Gordon

·         Small Animal Production & Care Proficiency/bronze, Collin Green

·         Swine Production Proficiency/bronze, Bill Poet

·         Turf Grass Management Proficiency/silver,  Sean Flavin

·         Veterinary Science Proficiency/bronze, Emma Hambleton

·         State Degrees/1, Bill Poet

·         State Outstanding Junior/8,

o    Adrein Adams, Sean Flavin, Collin Green, Kayla Holsten, Jessica Monty, Graham Pennington, Gabrielle Shattock, Alexis Wolff

·         Creed Speaking Regional/gold/silver,

o    Carl Tighe, Cassidy Polzin

·         Creed Speaking State/silver, Carl Tighe

·         Job Interview Regional/gold, Kayla Holsten

·         Job Interview State/silver, Kayla Holsten

·         Dairy Foods CDE/gold/silver,

o    Gold Team: Carl Tighe 1st Place Top Individual, Graham Pennington 5th Place Top Individual, Gabrielle Shattock, Shawn Holsten

o    Silver Team: Dominic Toarmina, Sarah Mauck, Mike Drake

·         Environmental Skills CDE/gold,

o    Marshall Tighe, Machelle Herzinger, Antoinette Stevens-DeLaCruz, Devin McCallister, Josh Melrose

·         Meats CDE/silver

           o       Justin Diuble, Adam Roehm. Joe Omichinski, Bill Klager


2013-STATE FFA CONVENTION RESULTS
MSU, East Lansing MARCH 6-8
WYATT GORDON
2013 STATE WINNER
10TH-12TH GRADE POWER DIVISION
ARTHUR BERKEY STATE AGRISCIENCE FAIR

EMMA ROSE & ALEX KASE
2013 STATE WINNER
7-9TH GRADE ANIMAL SCIENCE TEAM DIVISION
ARTHUR BERKEY STATE AGRISCIENCE FAIR

KAYLA HOLSTEN
STATE SILVER
JOB INTERVIEW CONTEST

CARL TIGHE
STATE SILVER
FFA CREED PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

2013 REGION II - DISTRICT II
FFA LEADERSHIP CONTESTS
AT MILAN HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS:
JOB INTERVIEW CONTEST
KAYLA HOLSTEN
FIRST PLACE - GOLD
ALEXIS WOLFF
3RD PLACE-GOLD
GREENHAND CREED SPEAKING CONTEST
L TO R:
CASSIDY POLZIN
FIRST PLACE - GOLD
CARL TIGHE - 2ND PLACE - GOLD 
EXTEMPORANEOUS PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
SHAWN HOLSTEN
3RD PLACE - GOLD
PREPARED PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
L TO R:
BILL POET - 4TH PLACE GOLD
ERICA DRAKE 3RD PLACE - GOLD

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David Mellor,
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