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A2H«nctttar Fwirfng, Saturday, March 18,1995
Grassland FFA Holds 36th Annual Rec
FFA advisor Robert Lauffer, right, congratulates Andy
Horning, who was the only Pennsylvania finalist to compete
In national competition as the Eastern Regional National ag
NEW HOLLAND (Lancaster
Co.) Grassland FFA president
Connie Zeiset told about 300 per
sons attending the chapter’s 36th
annual banquet held March 10 at
Yoder’s Restaurant in New Hol
land that FFA is like a banana split
She compared the alumni to
bananas because they laid the
foundation for FFA, the parents
who drive members to meetings
and support the many activities are
the ice cream, the guests are the
varied toppings because of sharing
various gifts to help the organiza
tion, and other FFA chapters are
likened to the whipped cream and
cherry that offer color and sharing
while enjoying the sweetness of
this favorite dessert.
Theresa Inhof, FFA vice presi
dent for the state eastern tegipn,
challenged members and guests to
set goals, dream dreams, but to
remember that it’s determination
and steady dedication that will see
them at the top of the success
Awards and recognition went to both FFA
members and supporters of the program.
Star Grecnhand awards went to Wanda Fox,
Sheldon Hoover, Junior Zeiset, and Amy Petrax.
Star chapter awards were given to Ken Martin
and Dan Laudermilch.
Star Red Rose degrees were given to Jess
Weaver and Jon Beaver.
Star Keystone, the highest state level degrees,
were earned by Linda Huber and Connie Zeiset.
Shawn Eberly, a 1991 Garden Spot graduate,
and known for his “I can do it” attitude was rec
ognized for achieving the 1994 American FFA
Degree and for being a Pennsylvania Star Farmer
Jason Rcifsnyder, a former graduate of Gar
den Spot and a sophomore at Penn Stale, was also
recognized for achieving the 1994 American
Other award recipients included FFA Founda
tion scholarship awards to members who
achieved a 3.75 during a marking period this past
Achievement awards went to Linda Huber
who was named the top salesperson for citrus
fruit sales and to Jess Huber, who received a
monetary award for his habitat project from D.
Steven Martin of the Pennsylvania Game Com
mission. Martin said that it was the second year
that the Grassland Chapter had submitted more
wild life record books to the contest than any
Certificates of appreciation were given to the
following for helping the Grassland Chapter in
many different ways; Fred Brown, PVATA legi
slative lobbyist; Jeff Riddle, student teacher;
Elsie Carraway, poultry team resource person;
Ron Ramus, Tyson Foods; Charles Kessler,
county FFA advisor; Ernie On, ag teacher, Andy
Roy, plumbing consultants; Harvey Buzzard,
maintenance department; Mk and Mrs. William
Shirk, cooperators aquaculture
project; Mussleman’s Lumber,
greenhouse project supporter; Mr.
and Mrs. Wilmer Esbenshade,
officer retreat cabin hosts; Erika
Neidermyer, receptionist and
mailroom; Sandra Lane, program
committee; and Dan Falvey, math
Honorary Chapter Degrees were
given to the following persons:
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Huber, parents
of four Keystone degree winners;
Jeff Stoltzfus, adult farmer instruc
tor; Lou Ann Good, Lancaster
Farming writer; Nevin Greiner,
resource conservationist; Jan
Burke, media librarian; Steve
Kline, West Snyder FFA advisor,
DeElma Kline, bookkeeper;
Cynthia Shaffer, West Snyder
FFA advisor; and Mr. and Mrs.
David Kunkle, parents of FFA
chapter president Connie Zeiset.
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Grassland FFA members honored supporters of FFA with Honorary Chapter
Degrees. Seated are chapter president Connie Zelset with parents Dave and Grace
Kunkle. Standing from left: Lou Ann Good, Nevln Greiner, Jeff Stoltzfus, Ivan and Fem
Huber with daughter Linda.
These Grassland FFA members receive special recognition for excelling. Seated
from left: Dan Ljaudermllch, Connie Zelset, and Ken Martin. Standing from left: Jon
Beaver, Junior Zelset, Sheldon Hoover, Jess Weaver, and Linda Huber.
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