The Heyworth FFA Program has had another successful year winning awards at the local, state, and national levels. For the second year in a row, Heyworth has won the Blue and Gold award. The Blue and Gold award is based on a point system that rewards chapters for the active participation and overall success of the chapter. A FFA chapter gets points for everything they participate in from, public speaking contest to an ag expo. Basically, out of the 12 schools in Section 9, Heyworth is the most successful. Heyworth beat Pontiac, second place, by almost 3,000 points. Our chapter participated in 164 activities in 2012.
On February 29, Sam Berry, Tyler Quinton, Page Powers, Gavin Young, Trevor Frost, Chris Massman, and Nathan Kindred traveled to the Chenoa meat locker to compete in the Section 9 Meats CDE. The Meats contest consists of the evaluation of beef and pork carcasses, judging ribeye beef cuts, judging hog loins, as well as the identification of retail meat cuts. After ranking fourth at the section contest, the team attended the State Meats CDE in Urbana, IL on March 3. The Meats Team received a white rating at the State competition.
Out of the Varsity teams from Section 9
Where does a Christmas tree come from? Ask a third grader at Heyworth Elementary School. On Wednessday, December 14, students from the Heyworth FFA Chapter visited the third grade classrooms and taught them about Christmas trees. The third graders enjoyed making a Christmas tree craft and talking to the high school students. Kristina Peters, Zach Ferrie, and Elizabeth Brown worked on enhancing thier communication skills while talking to the younger students.
On November 30, 2011, Heyworth FFA sent teams to Prairie Central High School to compete in the Section 9 Agronomy/Dairy Foods CDE. At the Section 9 contest, Heyworth placed fourth in Agronomy and third in Dairy Foods with Kyle Schultz placing 8th overall individually in Dairy Foods. The top four or five team members from each participating school advanced to the State Agronomy/Dairy Foods CDE on December 10th in Urbana. Students are still waiting to hear how they did.
On November 22, seven members of the officer team rang bells for Salvation Army outside of Macy's at Eastland Mall. The students had a great time ringing bells, collecting money, and telling people about this great organization. The Heyworth FFA Chapter is planning on doing a community service each month. On December 21, several officers will be sorting food at the Midwest Food Bank. Happy Holidays!
The Heyworth FFA Chapter took a Greenhand and a Varsity team to the Parliamentary Procedure CDE in Flanagan on January 12. The Greenhand team placed 1st against other Greenhand teams, our best finish in chapter history!
Greenhand president, Logan Johnson was 3rd place President, Chris Massman placed 2nd place Secretary, Konnor Hull got 5th place Floor Person, and Emily Bloemer placed 8th place Floor Person.
Pictured: Section 9 Greenhan Parli Pro Team. Logan Johnson- President, Chris Massman- Secretary, Nathan Kindren, Emily Bloemer, Elizabeth Brown and Konnor Hull- Floor Person.
Heyworth ag student visited Wentworth Farms. Mr. Dennis Wentworth explained to the students about harvest and the new technology that farmers use today. From left to right: Cody Peterson, Sam Klein, Carley Cotner, Taylor Kaufman, Cole Lehman, Jacob Shultz, Lauren Heidenreich, Jeff Bryan, Aaron Necessary, Tyler Quinton, Heather Kletz, Emily Hanlin and Zach Ferrie
Far right: Leon Peters- President and Olivia Harris- Vice President, will be serving as the Section 9 Officer Team for 2010-11 school year. As Section President, Leon will be one of the minor State Officer that will help the major State FFA Officer Team for the upcoming year.
On December 1st and 2nd, Heyworth Ag students attended the Peoria Farm Show. Students sold raffle tickets for the 1948 8N Ford tractor that they restored this year. Intro to Ag student, Jessica Bristow said, "My favorite part of the Peoria Farm Show was getting to meet the people that were interested in our tractor." Raffle tickets cost $5 each or $20 for five tickets. The tractor will be given away at the 2011 community dinner. If you are interested in buying a ticket, contact a Heyworth FFA member! Our next show in the Gordyville Farm Show on February 26-27. Come see us.
We recently completed our 2011 tractor restoration. The tractor we restored is a 1948 8N Ford.
On October 20th-23rd, 14 Heyworth High School Students attended the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. While there, the students enjoyed motivational speeches from people like Josh Shipp and US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; award ceremonies; the retirement speech of the National FFA Adviser for 26 years, Dr. Larry D. Case; and the inauguration of the 2010-2011 National FFA Officers.
There was also time for fun with a concert by country music superstars Lady Antebellum and Easton Corbin, laser light shows, performances by the National FFA band and chorus, a walk through the scariest haunted house in Indiana, a hypnotist show, and a rodeo.
The students learned how to use infinite potential in their personal lives. They represented Heyworth FFA and Heyworth High School proudly!
From left to right: Tyler Quinton, Zach Ferrie, Elizabeth Brown, Taylor Kaufman, Erica Navis, Olivia Harris, Emily Hanlin, Evan Patrick, Carley Cotner, Mason Lehman, Kristina Peters, Megan Bloemer, Emily Bloemer and Sam Klein
Pictured: Zach Ferrie, Lauren Heidenreich, Carley Cotner, Taylor Kaufman, Erica Navis and Megan Bloemer tubing at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Pictured: Taylor Kaufman, Zach Ferrie, Carley Cotner, Megan Bloemer, Kristina Peters, Erica Navis and Lauren Heidenreich at the Cocunuts Eatery on the Lake of the Ozarks
Pictured: Zach Ferrie, Lauren Heidenreich, Carley Cotner, Erica Navis, Taylor Kaufman and Megan Bloemer attend officer retreat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Taking picture- Kristina Peters
Hope Deitsch- Creed, State FFA Officer Caroline Bremer, Sam Klein- Extemp and Olivia Harris- Prepared
From left to right: Hope Deitsch- 2nd Place- Creed Speaking, Olivia Harris- 1st Place- Prepared Public Speaking, Sam Klein- 2nd Place- Extemp Public Speaking. All Heyworth FFA students will advance to Districts on April 7th.
From Left to Right: Austin Sinn- 3rd Place- Oil Crop Production, Leon Peters- 2nd Place- Sheep Production, Andrew Navis- 1st Place- Speciality Animal Production, Megan Bloemer- 1st Place- Wildlife Mgt, Adam Bristow- 1st Place Ag Mech Repair & Maint., Kelsey Davis- 1st Place- Equine Science, Tom Cox- 1st Place- Vegetable Production, Erica Navis- 2nd Place- Diversified Livestock Production, Zach Ferrie- 1st Place- Emerging Ag Technology, Olivia Harris- 1st Place- Ag Communications, Riley Dittus- 3rd Place Small Animal Care, Carley Cotner- 1st Place- Forrest Mgt., Ethan Heidenreich- 1st Place- Poultry Production. All 9 first place finishers will move on to districts March 17th.
1957 John Deere 520 Restored by the Heyworth FFA. Tickets go on sale September 15th at the FFA Comminity Dinner at the High School at 5pm.
Erica Navis and Olivia Harris attend the State Elite Conference at the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield. The conference is for students interested in Agriculture Education.
The Heyworth FFA varsity Parli Pro team attends the Section 9 Parli Pro CDE.
Heyworth FFA students attend Fall Officer Retreat at Starved Rock. The students took a 4 mile hike and visited many different cayons.
Students work the Heyworth FFA booth at the Peoria Farm Show. The Heyworth FFA tractor was on display at the show. Students greeted attendees entering the show.
Students and parents gather around the fire to cook hotdogs at the Davis Family FFA & 4-H Cookout.
Section Students participated in the Section 9 Soils CDE. The Heyworth team placed 3rd overall. From left to right: Kristina Peters, Jeanette Freeman, Vanessa Martinez, Blake Snodgrass, Taylor Norton, Michael Haerr. Michael received 6th place overall individual. Congrats.
Students from the Heyworth FFA participated in the District 4 Forestry CDE located in Alerton Park in Monticello IL
Andrew Navis does the taste test practicum at the Section 9 Food Science CDE hosted by Heyworth FFA. The Heyworth teams placed 1st place at the event.
Heyworth FFA attends the 82nd National FFA Convention. We all attended to root on National Public Speaking Finalist, Paige Prehoda.
The Heyworth FFA had a great State FFA Convention. Many awards were won. Olivia Harris won the State Scrapbook contest. Paige Prehoda won the State FFA Public Speaking contest. The Heyworth FFA was ranked as a Gold FFA Chapter which is the highest rating.
Paige Prehoda, center left, won 1st place at the Illinois State FFA Public Speaking (Extemporaneous) CDE. Pictured with Paige, left, State FFA Officer, Annie Larson. Paige completes at Indianapolis IN in October.
Former FFA Chapter President, Kelsey Graber, takes pictures of our Heyworth FFA Plot being sprayed for insects and fungus. Kelsey works for an ariel spray company operated by Jack Holland.
The State of Illinois has a requirment for all Agriculture Teachers to visit students during the summer to take a look at their record book project. Megan Bloemer does her SAE record book project on Wildlife Management with a picture taken from her deer blind with a food plot she planted near by.
Andrew Navis, Leon Peters and Taylor Kaufman participate in the new Agriculture Education display at the McLean County Fair. They help youngsters make home made butter and paper pin wheels.
Sam Berry, Megan Bloemer and Carley Cotner among other ag students attend the Historic Farm Days Show in Pinfield IL. The show featured Allis Chalmers Tractors this year. Many other antique machinery were also on display.
The Heyworth FFA took Taylor Kaufman, Carley Cotner, Lindsay Anderson, Erica Navis, Anna Mikesh & Kelsey Davis pictured in a southern Missouri at Onadonga Cave on the 3 day retreat. Also attending were Dixie Hemauer, Austin Thompson, Andrew Navis, Ethan Heidenreich and Zach Ferrie.
The Heyworth FFA had all 3 areas of public speaking advance onto the Disctict Public Speaking CDE on April 1st. The students that will advance are Olivia Harris- 2nd Place Prepared, Kristina Peters- 3rd Place Creed, Carley Cotner- 2nd Place Creed & Paige Prehoda- 1st Place Extemp.
Each class built a life size dummy for the Farm Safety Day. We attached the dummy to the PTO shaft of the tractor to show what would happen if a person got too close to moving parts of farm machinery. As you can see the legs of the dummy being flown through the air.
Mrs Berry, from the high school, won the money wars and had to kiss a goat. Our FFA chapter raised $175 off the money wars.
400 Heyworth Elementary students visit the Heyworth annual petting zoo held in the ag shop. Some of the animals in attendance were: goats, rabbits, turkeys, dairy calves, chickens, horse and pigs. Some of the students also got to take a ride on the newly restored Heyworth FFA tractor.
Kristina Peters & Carley Cotner use teamwork to toss the ties as far as the could. The mark to beat was 27 feet set by Ben Asmus.
Olivia Harris made it to the National Public Speaking Creed Finals out of 507,000 students. She receive a Bronze Medal. Congrats!!
Many FFA members attended the FFA/4-H cookout on October 8th
Lindsay Anderson, Kelsey Davis, Ethan Heidenreich, Andrew Navis, Austin Thompson place 6th at the Section 9 Horse Judging CDE. Kelsey Davis individually also places in the top 10.
Lindsay Anderson, Kelsey Davis, Erica Navis, Andrew Navis, Paige Prehoda, Adam Bristow, Olivia Harris, Leon Peters and FFA Advisor- Mr. Nutter
Heyworth FFA Officers: President- Paige Prehoda, VP- Leon Peter, Secretary- Kelsey Davis, Treasurer- Andrew Navis, Reporter- Erica Navis, Sentinel- Adam Bristow, Historian- Olivia Harris, not pictured- Parli- Ethan Heidenreich and in attendance and planner of trip Lindsay Anderson visit class 4 rapids in Wisconsin.
Lt. Governor, Pat Quinn, visits with our Heyworth FFA on Ag Legislative Day at the capitol in Springfield.
Left to Right: Ethan Heidenreich, Nicole Thompson, Kelsey Graber, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, Leon Peters, Erica Navis, Riley Dittus, Andrew Navis, Olivia Harris, Rosa Toledo
Kelsey Graber & Paige Prehoda interview for their State FFA Degree. This is the highest FFA honor on the state level. Only 2% of FFA members receive this honor.
Andrew Navis- Speciality Animal Production, Ethan Heidenreich- Poultry Production, Leon Peters- Home Development, Tom Cox- Outdoor Recreation, Kelsey Graber- Emerging Ag Tech, Lucas Johnson- Beef Production, Justin Kimler- Landscape Mgt, Andy Schmid- Ag Service, Nicole Thompson- Food Service, Paige Prehoda- Equine Science
Parli Pro Team- Lindsay Anderson- Secretary, Adam Bristow- Chairman, Floor Members: Erica Navis, Olivia Harris, Kelsey Davis and Dixie Hemauer
Heyworth FFA pictured with State FFA Officer, Tannor Spitlor and Section 9 President, Jenna Brauch
Kristina Peters received the Star Greenhand Award. Pictured with her mother Kari Peters.
From Left to right- Kelsey Davis, Erica Navis, Olivia Harris, Leon Peters, Paige Prehoda, Andrew Navis, Adam Bristow and Ethan Heidenreich with the FFA Tractor which will be given away September 15 2009.
Raffle Tickets On Sale Now- Attend a show, contact an FFA member or FFA Advisor- Mr. Nutter- email@example.com for a $5 ticket.
Paige Prehoda received 2nd place and Kelsey Graber received 1st place. They stand with other participants at the Job Interview CDE (contest).
Kelsey Graber received 1st at the section level and advanced onto state where she placed 7th in thr state of Illinois.
FFA Members Andrew Navis, Kelsey Davis and Lindsay Anderson.
Team received a Red Ribbon rating.
Andrew Navis placed 14th out of 317 participants.
Heyworth FFA Members Wryan Rutledge and David Hemauer attended Washington DC Leadership Conference. Pictured above are 400 FFA members from around the nation gathered for a group photo at the "Tomb of the Unknown" for changing of the guard. Please view more pics will be under the photo section.
The 1950 Farmall M tickets are being sold for $5 per ticket. Stop by the ag building for a ticket. The restored tractor will be given away on September 5th 2007 Funds raised helps the Heyworth FFA Chapter attend activities that normally may not be able to attend. For example the Washington DC FFA leadership conference (WLC). We are also looking for another restoration project. We would like to keep this project as an annual event.
Kelsey Graber, Darick Riordan and David Kaufman attended the Section 16 Horticulture CDE at Parkland College. The team did very well by placing 4th in our Section 16. We had two individuals place in the top 10. Kelsey Graber placed 5th overall and Derick Riordan placed 10th overall. All of the topics taught in the Horticulture Class prepare the students for the CDE contest. Great Job Heyworth Horticulture CDE Team.
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Riley Dittus, Sara Navis, Wryan Rutledge, Paige Prehoda and Andrew Navis got to meet Senator Bill Brady during Ag Legislative Day. Some house bill topics were discussed that will influence ag and the FFA. Senator Brady was given a John Deere toy tractor to display in his office to show our appreciation.
David Hemauer was the first student in 20+ years to make it to District Proficiency awards. David's record book area is in Food Service Placement. He interviewed on the chapter level and won. He then interviewed on the section level and won again. There are 11 schools in our section. He then moved onto districts in