Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 20, 1994, Image 50

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    814-L*ncaster Farming,' Saturday, August 20,1994
Novel Fashions Paraded In
Bedford Co. Correspondent
BEDFORD (Bedford Co.)
Entrants were plentiful for the
annual leadline contest at the Bed
ford County Fair.
Taking place on opening day
under a clear blue sky on an
August Sunday minus heat and
humidity, the competition for the
various classes was keen.
Many of the numberous specta
tors wwere heard murmuring,
“I’m glad I’m not a judge.”
The first three competitors
brought a chorus of “Oohs,” and
“Ayahs,” frojn the audience and
immaculate, wool donned, 3-4-
and 3-year olds paraded their
groomed and decorated sheep.
Codi Clapper, Bedrord, placed
first; Amanda Stanton, Clearville,
second; and Beau Dull, Manns
Choice, third.
In the step up in age category, it
was Kayla Dull of Manns Choice,
first and Rebecca Lohr, New Par
is, second.
Clagett Becomes Md.
Maryland Correspondent
June 23, Tracy Clagett of Taylors
ville, Md. was named the new
president of the Maryland Chapter
of the National FFA Organization
on the last night of the state FFA
conference held in Hagerstown,
She fulfilled her first duty that
evening, leading the closing cere
mony. The 18-year-old is a 1994
graduate of South Carroll High
School in Carroll county and will
be entering Carroll Community
College in the fall with plans to
transfer to Western Maryland Col
lege in the future.
“I’ve always wanted to do this.
It’s been a dream,” Clagett said of
running for office. “But I thought I
might get another office, like sec
retary or something...not
Laura Phillips of the Tulpe
hocken FFA Chapter of Bemville
attended the 1994 Washington
Leadership Conference in the
nation's capitol. The conference is
an activity of the National FFA
Organization in cooperation with
the U.S. Department of Education.
The week-long program helps
FFA members improve their lead
ership skills, develop an under
standing of the nation’s heritage
and prepare for leadership roles in
Laura Phillips, left, of Mohrsvllle Is greeted in Washing*
ton, D.C., by conference director Kimberly Andersen, right,
of Clarion, lowa..
Fashionable teenagers wearing
handmade woolen fashions were
difficult to judge bu Laurie Bero,
Bedford County’s Lamb and
Wool Queen, placed first. She had
sheared, carded, dyed, and knitted
her wool sweater. Beth Sarver and
Carissa Fochtman tied for second.
Laurie Bero also won the hand
made portion of the contest in a
wool blazer and skirt she made
Family pairs brought Beau Dull
and her little brother back into the
ring to place first over Kayla Dull
and her little brother.
In children’s novelty competi
tion, Amanda Stanton placed first
in a “Cinderella and the Prince,”
costume. Second was Levi Clap
per who pulled an obstinate dino
saur sheep around the ring while
Ben Sollenberger placed third.
Ashley Lassinger won narrowly
over Rebecca Lohr in the next age
category of Lead Line.
FFA President
Six people applied for the six
statewwide officer positions, each
taking a SO-page test on FFA
knowledge along with their appli
cation. Last year’s officers inter
viewed and tested the applicants
on June 4. The interview, which
took place in Annapolis, took six
hours and was held on the same
day as Clagett’s high school prom.
“She rushed home from the inter
view to get ready for her prom!”
said Sherry Clagett, mother of the
new FFA president
Tracy Clagett’s FFA interests
have included showing her steer,
participating in livestock judging
and public speaking, and learning
about agriculture in general. She
follows her sister Kelly’s foot
steps into FFA leadership. Kelly
held the stat eoffice of recorder a
few years back.
their chapters and communities.
Sessions on self-confidence, goal
setting, and team' building were
combined with dicussions on per
sonal development, motivation,
and citizenship to help members
become effective leaders in the
science, business and technology
of agriculture.
Visits to Mount Vernon, the
Smithsonian Institution, Arlington
National Cemetery, the Jefferson
Memorial, and other historic
sights in Washington were
included in the conference.
The chapter’s FFA adviser is
Christian Williams and Barry
Children in (he school-age por
tion of the novelty competition
went all out with everything from
a bride and groom to a’ lobster
Placing first was Allen Lassin
ger as the groom with his bride
dressed sheep. Second was Cody
Waltemire; third, Stephen Sweet;
fourth, Mindy Faupel; fifth, Mor
gan Elliott; and sixth, Megan
Teenagers also had their bout
with the novelty themes. Thomas
Bowser placed first and brought
down the grandstand with his own
impersonation of a ballet dancer
with his ballet-dressed sheep.
Both did a few fancy kicks.
Abbie Whitesell dressed as a
flower with her butterfly winged
sheep was second and a Minnie
Mouse/Mickey Mouse combo
won a third for Kim Sarver.
Heather and Margaret Schaef
fer, twins, were fourth and fifth as
a clow vet and a butcher.
Since taking office, Clagett
attended one day of the FFA State
Presidents Conference in
Washington, D.C. which was held
July 25-30. She had hoped to lob
by congress to support agricultural
education. But a fall she took just
before the conference sent Tracy
to the hospital and home after just
one day there. She was diagnosed
with a broken rib and spinal swell
ing and ordered to bed rest, so the
new vice president, Christine
Daley carried out the task alone.
Tracy Clagett’s fall didn’t stop
her from attending the National
Leadership Conference for state
officers in New Jersey Augsut 1-4.
She returned home just in time to
participate in the end of the Car
roll County 4-H and FFA Fair,
held August 1-6. In the fall, Tracy
Clagett plans to start traveling the
state to visit chapters, hold meet
ings, and attend banquets as well
as to judge FFA contests.
She plans to pursue an educa
tion in deaf education and agricul
tural communications. But she
won’t lose sight of another one of
her dreams along the way. As a
singer, she performed live in front
of 3,500 people at the National
FFA Talent Convention last
November in Kansas City, Mo.
She has also performed at
school and 4-H as well as other
FFA events. Clagett dreams of
becoming a country singer one
Bedford Leadline
Laurie Bero, Bedford
County’s Lamb and Wool
Queen, placed first In teen
competition in her hand
made, sheep to sweater,
obedient bride around the
ring for novelty leadline Judg
ing, The sheep comes com*
plete with a garter on her
right leg.