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    Page 30—Farm Show Section 1, Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 8, 2000
258 Keystone
FFA’s 72nd Year
(Continued from Page 29)
Pamela Jane Ribblet
FFA leadership con
ferences and fairs are
“great experiences”
I for FFA members,
I * noted four-year Derry
FFA member Pamela
Jane Ribblet “I meet
people from all over
the state who turn out
t to be friends for Ufe.”
**- Pamela, 17, daughter
of Harry E. Ribblet Jr. and Jane Ann (Wal
dron) Ribblet, plans to run for state FFA
office and attend school for agriculture
Pamela, who served as chapter reporter
and is secretary, has also served on several
committees, including community service,
recreation, and SAE. She completed pro
jects with beef, swine, lamb, and goats.
Pamela received the Westmoreland
Farm Credit Record Book Award and High
Sales Award. She received her Greenhand,
Star Greenhand, and chapter honors.
Michelle £. Risser
“I enjoy the endless
opportunities the FFA
t | has to offer,” noted
j three-year Northern
ju; Lebanon FFA member
b Michelle E. Risser.
■ She enjoys the state
I and national conven
■ tions. “I acquired
I many leadership skills.
■ Another thing I love
arc the places we go and the people we
Michelle, 17, daughter of Richard and
Elizabeth Risser, Lebanon, plans to attend
Penn State to major in forest technology.
"Eventually I want to work for the Nation
al Park Service," she wrote.
Michelle served as chapter chaplain,
assistant chaplain, and is chapter secretary
and county treasurer. In addition, she
served as chair of the leadership and scho
larship committees.
Michelle has completed market sheep
and off-farm work experience. She
received several awards, including the
market sheep proficiency, a gold for talent
at the summer conference, and a gold as a
member of the first place team for par
liamentary procedure.
She also received her Greenhand, chap
ter, and county degrees.
Roger Ritter
Although plans for
iger Ritter, Apple
ity FFA member, are
.decided, Roger
tied, he has complet
various SAE pro-
Roger, 18, is the
tn of Lee and Doris
itter, Aspers.
He has received his
Greenhand, chapter, and Apple degrees.
Jeff Robbins
What Jeff Robbins
enjoys most about
FFA is the “50 Geld
trips annually," he
j'Jeff, 18, is the son
of Randy and JoAnne
Robbins, Blooms burg.
Jeff, four-year Central
Columbia FFA mem
ber, plans to join the
Marines after graduation.
Jeff has served as chapter sentinel and is
parliamentarian. In addition, he has served
on the Bloomsburg Fair and the Ag in the
Classroom committees.
He completed projects in ag employ
ment, received die chapter leadership
award, and the Greenhand and chapter
Joe Rolinski
Joe Rolinski enjoys FFA because you
learn “about things you like,” he wrote.
Joe, 18, son of Cindy and Clay Rolinski,
Stevens, is unsure about his plans.
Joe, four-year Cloister FFA member,
was public relations chair for two years.
He raised pheasants for his SAE project
and received a proficiency award for rais
ing game birds. He received his Greenhand
and chapter degrees.
Travis Russell
Assistant officer of
the Central Cove FFA,
Travis Russell plans
to attend Penn State
Altoona to study ag
Travis, who enjoys
the community service
projects in FFA, has
served on several
committees, including
cooperation, executive, and fruit He is the
son of Chuck and Kaye Russell, Roaring
Travis was part of various activities and
won several awards in Food For America,
state activities week (land judging), state
legislative leadership conference, and
received various project book awards. He
was involved in Faim Safety Day, fresh
man scholarship award, received a second
place in county land judging, and partici
pated in the national convention.
Travis completed off-farm work at Mel
lott’s Greenhouse and completed a capon
production project
Jeremy Sarvcr
Getting to know the other members of
FFA that’s what four-year Greenwood
FFA member Jeremy Sarvcr enjoys most
about membership.
Jeremy, 18, son of Larry and Marie
Sarver, Millerstown, plans to attend col
lege in the field of wildlife management.
Jeremy has served on the fruit sale com
mittee. In addition, he has completed
employment projects on the home farm.
He received the Greenhand, chapter, and
area degrees.
Amanda R. Sander
- Amanda R. Sander
\kes it clear why
enjoys FFA:
I enjoy going
ices, such as the
ashington Leadership
inference, state
inferences, SLLC,
id Kentucky,” she
wrote. “I enjoy meet
-2T chapters, and I like
participating in our chapter activities,
especially our officer retreats.”
Amanda, 18, daughter of Randall and
Linda Sauder, East Earl, plans to play field
hockey in college or enroll in a business
The four-year Grassland FFA member
has served as ninth grade chairperson, sec
retary, vice president, and is chapter histo
rian. hi addition, she has served as chair of
the environmental committee and chair of
both the student division and leadership
Amanda has completed projects in plea
sure horse and two years of work experi
ence at the East Earl Goodwill Store. She
received several awards, including Star
Greenhand, Star Chapter, and equine pro
ficiency. She also received her Greenhand,
chapter, and Red Rose degrees.
Degree Recipients Mark
With ‘Signature Of Success’
Justin Sauder
Justin Sauder, four
year Grassland FFA
member, noted that he
enjoys the time “we
spend on dairy-related
issues and mechanical
subjects," he wrote. “I
also enjoy the contests
and conferences that
we attend."
Justin, 17, son of
Brace and Wanda Sander, East Earl, plans
to become a diesel mechanic or a dairy
Justin has served as ninth grasde secret
ary, second chaplain, and second sentinel.
He also participated in several events,
including dairy judging, the PCC at Ship
pensburg University, the county leader
ship conference, county trap shoot, and
tractor driving contest
Justin has served on the healthy lifes
tyles commitee and completed work
experience cm the Harry Becker farm and
on the Weaver Homestead farm. He
received a dairy proficiency award and the
Greenhand, chapter, and Red Rose
Jessica L. Schmidt
Jessica L. Schmidt wrote, “Through the
FFA I have met a lot of friends and influen
tial people. I have learned a lot of informa
tion which will be useful in the future."
Jessica, 17, daughter of Peter and Laurie
Schmidt, Drumore, noted that she enjoys
“working with people and teaching youn
ger kids about the FFA and informing the
public about my FFA project."
A four-year Solanco FFA member, Jes
sica plans to attend college to major in ag
business/animal, science.
Jessica has served as chapter secretary
and vice president. She served on several
committees, including recruitment, scho
larship, financial, and citizenship.
In addition, Jessica has completed a
wide variety of projects, including lamb
finishing, sheep breeding, beef breeding,
and swine finishing. She served as a mem
ber of the first-place Pennsylvania FFA
livestock judging team and student of the
year in agriculture. She also won several
proficiency awards in diversified lives
tock, swine, a silver in the state record
book contest, and a gold in the record book
Jessica received the Grcenhand, chap
ter, and Red Rose degrees.
Andrew Seymore
Future plans for
' year Bermudian
igs FFA member
,rcw Seymore
(ude furthering his
uion in automotive
Andrew, 17, son of
through FFA, he
enjoys meeting people, leadership activi
ties, and “helping other people.”
Andrew has served as chapter treasurer
and is president Additionally, he has
served on several committees, including
banquet, social, fundraiser, and dance. He
completed two years of a beef production
project and one year of on-farm work
Andrew has received a beef proficiency
award and the Greenhand, chapter, and
county degrees.
and Wayne
more, York
gs, noted that
Justin Shaw
Four-year Bcllwood
Antis FFA member
Justin Shaw enjoys
“the opportunities that
you have to look
forward to and all
the rewards you can
win and the people
you can meet,” he
wrote, as an FFA
Justin, 18, son of Dennis and Arlene
Shaw, Tyrone, plans to receive “American
Degree, stay in work force."
Justin, chapter vice president, has
served on a variety of committees, includ
ing cooperation, state and national activi
ties, alumni relations, recreation, com
munity service, and earnings and savings.
He completed home improvement and
work experience projects.
Justin received three golds and one
silver in the state record keeping contest,
and other awards. He received the Green
hand and chapter degrees.
Deanna T. Shindel
Deanna T. Shindel, four-year Northern
Lebanon FFA member, recalls the leader
ship abilities she's acquired as an FFA’er.
Throughout those years, “I’ve become a
much mote social and outgoing person,
willing to tty new things.”
Deanna, 18, daughter of Randy and
Denise Brightbill, Annville, plans to run
for state FFA office and attend paramedic
Deanna has served as chapter secretary
and president since 1998. She has served
on the recreation and earnings, savings,
and investments committees and was chair
of the public relations committee. She
completed projects in pleasure horse, rab
bit production, and worlc experience.
Deanna, who received the Star Chapter
Farmer in 1997-1999, received the Green
hand, chapter, and county degrees.
Jason Shirk
Four-year Cedar
it FFA member
' Shirk plans to
-id a two-year
.iiool with an “un
decided’* major.
Jason, 18, son of
>mas and Dawn
Id, Lebanon, has
ed as chapter
assistant secretary
and treasurer. He is chapter vice president
and county reporter.
Jason has received a variety of achieve
ment honors, including a first place in the
state record book contest in 1998, a first in
the state livestock judging contest in 1998,
on the first-place small gas engines team in
1999, and the first place trivia quiz team at
the Lebanon-Dauphin Co-op Day in 1997.
Jason has served on many commitees,
including supervised farming (chair), lead
ership, financc/economics (chair), SAE
(chair), and ag career skills. SAE projects
include swine production, Arnold’s Hog
Farm, and Mark C. Hcrshey Farms, Inc.
He received the Greenhand, chapter,
and county degrees.
Erica Jean Shollenberger
What Erica Jean
Shollenberger enjoys
most about FFA is
“mingling with others
HBBgflpß and meeting new peo
pie, because they
usually become
friends,** she wrote.
Erica, 17, daughter
HHHF °f Arlan and Corinna
* ® Shollenberger,
Wome 1 s -
dorf, plans to attend Penn State Berks
Campus for ag business.
Erica is Tulpehocken FFA historian, hi
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