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    Page 6—Farm Show Section 1, Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 8, 2000
258 Keystone
FFA’s 72nd Year
(Continued from Page S)
FFA jacket that person is your friend. The
FFA has made me a better person and I’ll
never forget this part of my life.”
Erin, 17, is the daughter of Robert and
Sharon Baumgardner Jr„ Dillsburg. She
has served as chapter parliamentarian,
secretary, and as York County president.
Erin served on various committees,
including pig roast, banquet, sub sale.
Domey Park and fruit sale, and completed
farm experience and animal production
Erin has received several awards,
including a second place in the 1998 York
farm dairy judging, a bronze in the state
record book, and dairy proficiency hon
ors. She also received the Greenhand,
chapter, and While Rose degrees.
Cherie Beam
Four-year Twin
Valley FFA member
Cherie Beam plans to
attend college, major
in English and minor
or in journalism or
communications, and
“get a job in the
Cherie, 17, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Beam,
Morgantown. She wrote that she enjoys
the people of FFA. “All of the people I’ve
met through FFA have had a positive
impact on my life.”
Cherie has served on various commit
tees, including fruit and bulb sale, FFA
breakfast, pet theipay. Food for America,
flower sale, and others. She competed in
various project book contests. Cherie
completed projects in aquariums and lawn
Jason R. Beggs
Seventeen-year-old Jason R. Beggs
enjoys the activities and projects FFA has
to offer. Jason, 17, is the son of Cynthia L.
Dunmcyer and Curtis A. Beggs.
Jason, two year-Somerset FFA mem
ber, has served as chapter sentinel and on
the basketball banquet. He has completed
various poultry and livestock projects.
Jason plans to begin an apprenticeship
in Latrobe for heavy equipment He has
received his chapter and Greenhand
Courtney Marie Benner
FFA, according to Courtney Marie Ben
ner, “has taught me all of my leadership
abilities,” she wrote. “Everything that I
have learned I know that I will use in my
Courtney, 18, is the daughter of Carson
and Lori Benner, Lewisburg. The four
year Mifflinburg FFA member has served
as chapter secretary and president
Courtney has served on various commit
tees, including national conference and
leadership workshops. She has served on
the cider, livestock, summer tour, mem
bership, livestock, and nomination. She
completed projects in beef, swine, and
work experience.
Courtney has received a gold in agro
nomy, was second in the SAE contest, and
received a silver in agronomy. She has
received the Greenhand, chapter, and SUN
Area FFA degrees. Courtney plans to
attend Susquehanna University to be an
elementary education teacher.
Melanie L. Bicksler
BTulpehocken FFA
member Melanie L.
Bicksler plans to “stay
in the dairy field,”
she wrote.
About FFA, “I en
joy going to die differ
ent activities that the
FFA gives you and
meeting new people,”
noted Melanie.
The 17-year-old daughter of Floyd and
Linda Bicksler has served as chapter his
torian and reporter and is chapter secret
ary. She has also served on the scholar
ship, community service, and public rela
tions committees and completed projects
in dairy production and employment
Melanie has received the Star Green
hand, Star Chapter Farmer, dairy profi
ciency, and high sales awards and gar
nered the Greenhand and chapter degrees.
Jackie Bleacher
Four-year Manor
FFA member Jackie
Bleacher has served
as chapter correspond
ing secretary and is
chapter secretary.
Jackie, 17-year-old
daughter of Jay and
Jane Bleacher, Lancas
■■■■i ter, plans to continue
working on her fam
ily’s farm, which involves swine and crop
production, in addition to custom farm
Jackie noted that she enjoys FFA
“because it provides me with a great learn
ing experience, which will be useful for
my future plans.” Jackie has served on
varous committees, including banquet and
yearbook. Projects include work experi
ence and swine production. She received a
leadership award and swine proficiency
honor, in addition to her Greenhand, chap
ter. and Red Rose degrees.
Jill Bowers
Four-year Selinsgrove FFA member Jill
Bowers enjoys the leadership opportuni
ties FFA offers, “because they prepare
you for your future.”
Jill, 17, is the daughter of Gary and Cin
dy Bowers, Selinsgrove. Jill plans to
attend college to major in meteorology.
Jill has served as assistant sentinel and
is chapter reporter. She has also served on
various committees, including recreation,
scholarship, exhibit, and leadership. She
has completed a pet SAE project and
received a public speaking proficiency
honor. Jill has received her Greenhand,
chapter, and SUN Area degrees.
Ryan Bowlby
Ryan Bowlby noted he learned a lot of
“hands-on things” as a two-year Someret
FFA member.
Ryan, 18, is the son of Bob and Jeanne
Bowlby, Somerset. He served as assistant
student adviser and on the executive
Ryan has completed work experience
projects and received his Greenhand and
chapter degrees. He plans to attend techni
cal school to study landscaping.
Lisa Boyer
BLisa Boyer, 17,
daughter of Richard
and Salley Boyer,
Lebanon, plans to join
the Army and travel
or go to college, she
Lisa wrote that she
enjoys FFA member
ship because she is
able “to meet new
people each time you leave on an activi
ty.” She also enjoys “having the opportun
ity to build a team and work within that
Degree Recipients Mark
With ‘Signature Of Success’
team to get things done.”
Lisa, four-year Northern Lebanon FFA
member, has served on various commit
tees. including earnings, sales, and invest
ments. She completed projects in rabbit
production, pleasure horse, and on- and
off-farm work experience. She received
her Greenhand, county, and chapter
Chad completed several projects,
including beef growing, finishing, and
small engine repair. He has received a
record book honor and the Greenhand,
chapter, and area FFA degrees.
Chad enjoys being able to speak with
other FFA members “all ova die United
t Four-year Tyrone
Area FFA member
Crystal Brodzina noted
she enjoys “working
with different kinds of
people you meet, be
cause you get to learn
what other FFA mem
bers do in their
Crystal. 17, is the
daughter of Susan and Thomas Brodzina,
Warriors Mark. Although her future plans
are “undecided,” she has served as chapter
reporter and vice president and is presi
dent. She also served on varous commit
tees, including banquet, donkey basketk
ball, fruit sales, scholarship, leadership,
and chair of the public relations.
Crystal completed work experience
projects and received a fruit sales award.
She also received the Greenhand and Star
Chapter Farmer honors.
Crystal N. Bozlinski
Future plans for six-year Mohawk FFA
member Crystal Bozlinski include becom
ing a nurse.
Crystal, 19-year-old daughter of Philip
and Cindy Bozlinski, Wampum, enjoys
the leadership skills “we use in FFA,” she
wrote. “Also it gives you a chance to get
up and talk in front of people.”
Crystal has served as chapter reporter
and secretary. She has served on the chap
ter program of activities committee. She
has completed varous projects, including
dairy herd, comprised of between 20-25
head of Holsteins, Jerseys, and Ayrshires.
She received various awards, including a
regional in prepared public speaking, All-
American Junior Calf Ayrshire, and
received the Greenhand and chapter
Chad M. Bream
Three-year Big
)ring FFA member
tad M. Bream plans
“work hard and
iake money to be
le to own my own
imall farm.”
Chad, 18, is the son
Lynn and Joan
•ream, Shippensburg.
He has served on
various committees, including tractor
driving and banquet. He is chapter
Crystal Brodzina
Joshua Broucher
Two-year Somerset FFA member
Joshua Broucher plans to “work and go to
college and get a job working down south
on a NASCAR team,” he wrote.
Joshua, 18, son of James and Amy Jo
Stout, Somerset, enjoys FFA because “we
learn a lot of fun and interesting things,” he
noted. “It's a great experience and I recom
mend it for everyone.”
Joshua has completed off-farm projects
and received the assistant secretary and
Greenhand honors.
Kevin Brown
■MI year Spring FFA
member, plans to go
to a technical school
or college and “then
jr : , wrote: “I enjoy every
■ thing because it gives
me leadership skills
°d people skills.”
Kevin, 20, is the
son of Dana and Kathy Brown, Carlisle.
Kevin served as newsletter editor and was
calendar chairman. He has served on the
calendar, BOAC, tractor driving, and ban
quet committees, and completed projects
in fruit orchard and landscaping. He has
received the Grccnhand, chapter, and area
FFA honors.
Kyle Burdette
Six-year Conoco
cheague FFA member
Burdette noted
he enjoys meeting
people. “Friendships
will last a lifetime
and FFA offers you
that ability," he wrote.
Kyle, 17, is the son
ArjH of James and Nina
Burdette, Mercersburg.
He plans to attend a four-year college to
major in ag business or management.
Kyle, who as served as chapter sentinel
and county vice president, is county presi
dent. He has served on various commit
tees, including citrus and community ser
vices. He completed a dairy judging pro
ject and received various awards,
including saving on the state winning
team in dairy judging, the winning team in
ag sales, national gold niKdal team in dairy
judging, and won a national bronze in
sales. He received the Star Greenhand and
Star Chapter Farmer honors.
Shawna M. Carbaugh
“I enjoy being able to woik as a team to
accomplish goals set by all members,”
wrote three-year New Oxford FFA mem
ber Shawna M. Carbaugh.
Shawna, 18, daughter of Hiomas and
Barbara Carbaugh. plans to attend York
Technical Institute for accounting and
“work for a large agricultural
Shawna, chapter secretary her senior
year, has been involved with the member
ship and community service committees.
She has completed work experience pro
jects. In addition, Shawna has received
several awards, including the Larry Feeser
Memorial Award, public speaking awards
with two years of her membership in FFA,
and the Star Greenhand.
She has achieved her Greenhand and
chapter degrees.
Jessica Catherman
t Four-year West
Snyder FFA member
Jessica Catherman
enjoys the “challenge
and commitment you
learn from being a
member” of FFA, she
daughter of Sue and
Steve Catherman,
Middlebuig. Jessica plans to attend Penn
State to major in animal science.
In addition, Jessica has held various
offices in FFA, including her current posi
tion of chapter and SUN Area FFA stu
dent adviser. She has also served as chap
ter assitant treasurer and assistant
Jessica has served on various commit
tees, including public relations, co-chair
of the citrus, and on the banquet commit
tee. She completed SAE projects in on-