FFA holds annual banquet

The Hettinger FFA Chapter held their Awards Banquet Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Roberts Renke Auditorium.

Hettinger FFA Chapter. (Courtesy Photo)

Submitted by REBECCA KNUTSON
FFA Reporter

About 50 FFA members, community members and supporters attended our banquet. Our officers presented the opening ceremonies. Colby Steeke, 2016-2017 State FFA Parliamentarian, was our guest speaker, giving his choice speech about “going and getting”. In some situations, in our lives, we just need to be grabbed by the collar of our shirts and pushed into something we aren’t entirely sure about. For many of us it is not easy to go out of our ‘comfort zone’. By doing this he said we will learn and gain experiences which we had not planned.

Awards given that night were Greenhand Degree, Discovery Degree, and Chapter awards along with others. Discovery Degree recipients were Mitchell Dalley, Tatum Fitch, Rachael Holzkamm, Beth Lien, Ty Michels, Katrina Poss, Sidra Sadowsky, Kaden Schauer and Elizabeth Urwiller.  Those who received their Greenhand  Degree were Justice Anderson, Mack Buckmier, Reanne Cornelius, Skylynne Cummings, Joslyn Ebert, Tucker Ellingson, Kaitlin Jahner, Rebecca Knutson, Jarad Mattis, Miami Pekas, Ethan Radig, Zach Rickersten and Michelle Witt.  Chapter Degree Recipients were Rebecca Knutson, Mack Buckmier, Jarad Mattis, Tucker Ellingson , Zach Rickersten and Jade Wolff.

Star awards were also presented. The following were awarded: Top Salesman – Tucker Ellingson, Star Discovery – Kaden Schauer, Star Greenhand – Michelle Witt, and Star Chapter Farmer – Mack Buckmier.  Congratulations to all the award winners.

After awards we enjoyed snacks provided by the chapter, while we watched a slideshow of the past year’s events and achievements created by Reporter -Rebecca Knutson and Assistant Reporter- Miami Pekas. We then installed our new officers for the school year of 2018-2019. Next year’s officer team is as followed : President- Tucker Ellingson, Vice President- Zach Rickersten, Secretary- Rebecca Knutson, Treasurer- Mack Buckmier,  Sentinel- Jarad Mattis,   Reporter- Miami Pekas, Assistant Treasurer –Kaden Schauer, Assistant Secretary – Michelle Witt, and Assistant Reporter – Tatum Fitch.