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Two Ottawa County students receive Ag Scholarships
OSU Extension Ottawa County, Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff prepared and served the meal for the 165 attendees.
The event “kicked off” with Kevin Fox auctioning off a dozen eggs – to be the first to eat. Money raised through the event goes to various scholarships the SWCD provides to high school students. After breakfast, Dr. Bobby Moser of The Ohio State University shared an update of where agriculture is headed in the future including energy, technology and medical fields.
To wrap up the morning and celebration of Ag Week, Kathy Booher, OSU Extension Ottawa County announced the 2009 Ag Scholarship Winners, Oak Harbor High School students: Meghan Miller and Kelsey Gahler. Miller will be attending The Ohio State University and Gahler will be attending OSU Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI).
All 14 chapter members competed at the Ohio DECA Career Development conference held in Columbus March 13-14. As a result, 11 students will represent the chapter at the DECA International Conference held April 28 through May 3, 2009.
The results of the state conference were: Katie Lemon, Ashley Mauder, and Tyler McNutt, 4th place, Public Relations Project; Melissa Florio, Phil O’Shea, and Samantha Scott, 4th place, Entrepreneurship Promotion Project; Ethan Easterwood, Daniel Macko, and Morgan Price, 4th place, Financial Literacy Promotion; Ryan Grof and Greg Goldstein, 6th place, Community Service Project.
The chapter also received 1st place in Outstanding Chapter Management. The project consists of one-hundred pages documenting the activities and accomplishments of the chapter. Melissa Florio, Phil O’Shea and Samantha Scott were responsible for completing this project.
Oak Harbor DECA is a part of the Penta Career Center Marketing Education Program located at Oak Harbor High School.
Alyson McCarty, Christopher Powell, Miranda Streight, Matthew Theiroff, Tiffanie Kovach, Dennis Hilgeman, Marcus Williams, Olivia Duty, Eric Sidle, Lori Kepus, Wesley Swartz, Joshua Zellers, Stephani Peterson, Carrie Kutchenriter, Becky Schulte, Nicole VanNess, Shawn Hartel, Luke Gackstetter, of Woodville.
Owens Community College: Bridgette Cole, of Curtice; Sandra Pierce, of Elmore; Miranda Case, Marving Hunt, Rebecca Sander, Mary Woyame, Modesto Sanchez, of Genoa; Thomas Brinker, of Gibsonburg; Kasandra Ivancso, of Graytown; Jeffrey Burnside, Norma Chalfin, Julie Gagnet, of Millbury;
Thomas Reinhart, Nichole Wagner, Desiree Weidner, Kimberly Jess, Scott West, of Oak Harbor; Krystal Karns, Mary Kukwa, Andrea Schulte, Kerri Welch, of Pemberville; Joshua McRobbie, Anthony Rife, Shereen Abbas, Vickie Pesina, Anthony Snyder, of Walbridge; Kristine Cleary, of Williston; Nina Garcia, Sherry Lindow, Shannyn Miller, Christopher Powell, Jennifer Rufenacht, of Woodville.
James A. Adams Memorial Scholarship: Robin Bolen, of Gibsonburg;
John Deere Agricultural Equipment Scholarship: Zach Welling, of Pemberville;
Health Technologies Scholarship: Brina Burke, of Genoa;
Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation (STRIVE) Scholarship: Jennifer Booth, of Stony Ridge and Catherine Cline, of Curtice;
Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarship: William Belkofer, of Graytown, Ann Marie DeTray, of Oak Harbor, Timothy Fritz, of Gibsonburg, Heather Nino, of Curtice; Victoria Pacewicz, of Luckey, Courtney Stoner, of Stony Ridge;
Pauline Schmidt Memorial Scholarship: Lucetta Drlik, of Walbridge;
UPS Scholarship: Charlene Black, of Pemberville, Meghan Collins, of Walbridge, Sara Soltis, of Genoa;
FFA Alumni delegates, representing over 80 affiliates, were present to conduct the business of the mover 3,500 member Ohio FFA Alumni Association.
The Genoa Affiliate, which is 15 members strong, was named an Ohio FFA Alumni Association Gold Medal Affiliate.
A sophomore majoring in commercial art, Dahlhofer was honored for her wire/panty hose/spray paint/wood work titled “Goobers.” She is a 2007 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.
Caption for Oak Harbor DECA brief