October 2015 Newsletter

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October 2015 Newsletter
Ubly FFA News
Volume 13, Issue 1
October 2015
Calendar
September
10 Officer meeting @ 7:15
am
11 Broiler forms due
15 Jr. Officers interviews due
17 Beginning of the year
party
21-24 Carnation Sales/ Carnation sorting on the 24th
29 Broiler Chickens arrive
October
7 Officer meeting @ 7:15am
9 Tailgate’s @ 6:00 Pm
15-16 Fall Leadership Conference
21 Normal Meeting
27-31 National Convention
November
4 Broilers
5 Officer meeting @ 7:15 am
12 Chapter meeting
December
First- Star app (seniors)
9 Officer meeting @7:15 am
16 Christmas party
Editors:
Macanna Briolat
Makayla Clink
Allison Romzek
Daniel Sadro
Huron and Sanilac Fair
By: Amber Wolschleger
Officer Column
By: Makayla Clink
The Huron fair started July
26 to August 1st. Ubly FFA
showed Swine, Rabbit, and
Dairy. Rabbit showing started
at 8:30 in the morning. The
FFA members that showed
rabbits were,
Sabrina
Schumacher, Lindsey Gosdinski, Emily Gosdinski, Andrew
Gosdinski, Mckenzie
Stomack, Jazmin Warchuck,
Danielle Briolat, and Amber
Essenmacher. Danielle Briolat
received Reserve Grand
Champion Showmanship,
Intermediate Show person,
Best of Breed, and Best opposite of breed. Mckenzie
Stomack received single fryer
reserve, and Grand Champion. The swine show started
right after the rabbits at 9:00
am. The FFA members who
showed swine were, Sabrina
Schumacher,
Jesse
Schumacher, Dawson
Schumacher, Jennifer Gentner, Bailey Bischer, Alivia
Bischer, Nicole Sweeney,
Brett Sweeney, Allison
Romzek, Trent Osantowski,
and Shane Osantowski. Alivia
Bischer got first in her class.
Dairy showing started at
10:00 am and Emily and
Brandon Kubacki were the
only FFA members showing
dairy.
Wednesday began the Prospect Feeder show at 9:00 am.
The FFA members that participated in this were, Mathias
Dekker, Kady Osentoski, Rachel Leppek, Megan Leppek,
Noel Tyrrell, Alexis Rut-
kowski, Luke Rutkowski,
Jaiden Schulte, and Grant
Geiger. The poultry show
started at 10:00 am and the
only members that participated in this were Emily and
Andrew Gosdinski. Every
person who showed poultry
had to bring in pictures of the
birds because of the avian flu
that was going around. On
Thursday at 9:00 am was the
Market Beef show. The members that showed market beef
were Logan Schumacher,
Blake Schumacher, Edward
Murray, Samantha Pionk,
Alexis Pionk, Madison
Brown, Kaylee Block, Jonathan Murray, Shelby Farver,
Megan Peruski , and Hannah
Sweeney. Samantha and
Alexis Pionk both earned first
in their market class. At 6:00
pm was the Goat show and
the only members that showed
goats were Emily Gosdinski,
Andrew Gosdinski, and Jazmyn Warchuck. Friday ended
the Ubly FFA’s long week
with the JLA livestock sale.
Good job to all the members
that showed,
and
congratulations
to all the
ones that got
an
award.
Good luck
next year.
President:
Daniel Rutkowski
Hobbies: Hockey,
football
Vice President:
Daniel Sadro
Hobbies: Hanging
out with friends
Secretary:
Macanna Briolat
Hobbies: Volleyball,
Basketball, Softball
Treasurer:
Allison Romzek
Hobbies: Basketball,
Softball, Volleyball
Reporter:
Autumn Loss
Hobbies: Showing
animals FFA, 4-H,
farming
Sentinel:
Amber Wolschleger
Hobbies: Farming
Historian:
Haili Gusa
Hobbies: Running,
FCCLA, FFA and
Youth Group
Scholarship
Column
Carnation Sales Recap
CHRISTIAN CONNECTOR
The carnation sales FFA thanks everyone
were held the week of who volunteered in our
homecoming We told 2015 carnation sales.
around 700 carnations and
raised money for the Ubly
FFA program. The Ubly
The Christian Connector provides a free college information service as well as a
$2,500 Christian col-
lege scholarship
drawing. Students
can simply log onto
www.christianconne
ctor.com to request
information and
automatically be
entered in the
$2,500.00 scholarship drawing. The
participating Christian colleges provided over $150
million in scholarships and grants to
students this past
year alone.
NEXT STEP U
NextStepU.com
helps high school
students with college, career and life
planning. Tools like
College Match will
help students find
the right postsecondary school.
Students can also
register to win a
college scholarship.
Go to
nextstepu.com for
more information.
LAWRENCE TECHOLOGICAL
Fall leadership Conference
Fall Leadership
conference is a conference
for 7-12th graders on leadership skills. It takes place
on the 15th-16th of October.
There is a session called
“212” for 7th-9th graders,
and a session called “360”
for 10th-12th graders. “212”
is about “boiling points” in
your life and how to make
the right decisions in life.
“360” is about the next
“big turns” in your life and
how to make the right decision during them. During
this conference, students
learn many leadership
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By: Daniel Sadro
skills, have fun and net- skills back to our FFA
work with members from chapter.
around the state Our chapter encourages as many
students as possible to go,
so they can learn about
leadership and responsibility and bring these
Regional Camp
This year all 9 officers of the Ubly FFA attended Regional Officer
Camp in Vestaburg on
June 9th and 10th. At this
camp the regional officers
ran workshops for many
chapter officers from the
region. They participated
in team building activities
that further developed their
roles as officers to serve
there chapters Each officer
went with the regional offi-
By: Makayla Clink
By: Daniel Sadro
cer with their corresponding office and learned the
history and duty of their
office. At the end of
camp Blake Schumacher
was elected as this years
region III Sentinel. Big
thank you
Donna
Wolshleger for driving
us!
Ubly FFA News
Campout a Big Hit!
By: Allison Romzek
The chapter campout was
held on August 12th and
13th. There were approximately forty people that attended. We participated in
several different leadership
games such as relay races,
tug o war and jump rope.
The members also swam at
the campground pool. There
were two competitions; tug
o war and volleyball. The
team that won tug o war
consisted of Brandon
Dorsh, Dylan Crickon,
Jonathon Murray, Amber
Essemacher, Rachel Leppek, Mckenzie Young,
Morgan Block, Mackenzie
Stomack,
Amber
Wolshleger and Ashley Puvalowski. The team that
won volleyball consisted of
Olivia Tyrrell, Jesse Vogel,
Brigette Vogel, Melanie
Puvalowski, Grace
Grifka, Kimmie Paplinski, Bethany Gornowicz and Dawson
Schumacher. Campout
is always such a blast
and we can’t wait until
next year! Thank you to
all the Chaperones and
Drivers!
Scholarship
Column
(Continued)
UNIVERSITY
Lawrence Tech is
hosting Blue
Devil Days on
November 7 and
December 5 and
Exploration Days
on October 16.
Their scholarship
competition is
February 20 or
March 15, 2016.
For more information see Mrs.
Brandel or contact
800.225-5588.
.
Tailgate Was a Blast!
By: Emily Gosdzinski
This years tailgate was a major alumni members there helping
hit as always. There were make the hot dogs and food. It was
many member that showed up an overall wonderful time hanging
with a dish to pass, filled their out with friends while rooting on
bellies
and
mingled
with the Bearcats!
friends. There were several
Fruit and Nut sales coming soon!
The Ubly FFA’s annual fruit
and nut sales are back! We
are selling navel oranges,
grapefruit, and tangelos.We
are also selling D’Anjou
pears, Red delicious apples,
Jon gold apples, Gold delicious apples, Granny Smith
apples, and Fuji apples.
There are also apple and
citrus gift boxes. We have
Volume 12, Issue 1
cashews, pistachios, and
deluxe mixed nuts for 18
dollars for 32 ounce bags.
There are also 32 ounce
bags of honey roasted nuts,
Spanish peanuts for approximately 10 dollars. Lastly
there are yogurt pretzels,
chocolate covered peanuts
chocolate covered raisins,
chocolate peanuts clusters,
By: Daniel Sadro
salt water taffy malted milk
malls gummy bears, and
gummy worms, caramel
treat and fudge treat for between 8 and 13 dollars. Primary orders are due by approximately November 19th
and add on orders are due
by approximately December
1st. the fruit will be delivered around December 9th.
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UNITED
STATES MARINE
CORPS/NAVAL
RESERVE OFFICER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Naval and Marine
Corps Scholarships
are available for
students. Students
may start the process
of applying during
the second semester
of their junior year.
See a recruiter for
more information.
MICHIGAN
MOSQUITO
CONTROL ASSOCIATION
KENLEY FARREL SCHOLARSHIP
The Kenley Farrell
Memorial Scholar-
Scholarship
Column
Project R.E.D.
(Continued)
This year’s Project
RED was as funfilled as last year.
There were all sorts
of demonstrations
and animals for the
3rd graders to see.
This year Ubly FFA
members demonstrated how to make
apple cider. All together there were 10
stations for the 3rd
graders, such as a
drone, dairy nutrition, bee keeping,
ship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to high
school seniors. The
theme for this year’s
essay is “Avian Mortality as an Indicator of
Human Risk for West
Nile Viruses” Applications are available in
the counseling office
and due back by November 1, 2015. More
information can be
found at
www.mimosq.org on
the Scholarship tab.
UNITED STATES
SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS
Students who are interested in a nomination to
a service academy
should see Mrs. Brandel. Application deadline is November 6,
2015.
MICHIGAN
STATE UNIVERSITY
Residential College in
the Arts and Humanities is hosting its Fall
Visit Days on October
2, 10, 16 and 30. For
more information and
to register visit
rcah.msu.edu or call
517-355-0210.
MICHIGAN
STATE UNIVERSITY EARLY NOTICICATION PROGRAM
The Early Notification
Program is a pledge
MSU makes to a select
By: Rebecca Speciale
soil conservation,
hydroponics, and an
Apple Cider station.
Members that attended were Daniel
Rutkowski, Blake
Schumacher, Haili
Gusa, Kylie Ogyrski, Emily Kubacki,
Emily Gosdinzski,
Macanna Briolat,
Chelsey Halifax,
Kacie Roggenbuck,
Taylor Berger, Jesse
Vogel, Amber
Wolschleger,
Brigette Vogel,
and Brandon Kubacki. At the end
of their long day
they were given a
buffet of food,
which included nachos, potato salad,
hot dogs, and
many more great
foods. Thank you
to all those who
volunteered their
time, and to the
Farm Bureau for
sponsoring.
Broilers
Broiler contest will be
held Wednesday November 4th. The Jr.
High Agriscience class
as well as 3 home
bases will be raising
By: Melanie Puvalowski
the birds. If you are
interested in purchasing processed chicken
or attending contest
please contact Mrs.
Kramer.
Adopt-A-Highway
By: Daniel Sadro
Adopt –A-Highway was held Monday September 28th. We walked a
mile down M-19 to pick up trash.
The weather was perfect. There was
17 people in attendance to help
clean trash along the sides of the
road. It took about an hour to complete. In total there were 12 bags of
trash collect. Overall Adopt-AHighway was a big success and we
hope it is again in the spring!
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Ubly FFA News
Scholarship
Column
(Continued)
group of students each
year. If these seniors
apply online using the
electronic application
by October 16, and
submit all of the required supporting materials to our office by the
same date – including
standardized test scores
and high school transcripts – MSU promises to extend the same
courtesy by postmarking their admission
status no later than
November 25.
All participants must
submit their applications online at
www.admissions.msu.e
du by October 16,
2015 to become eligible
for this special application handling. Please
note that paper applications are not accepted
for the Early Notification Program and that
all materials must arrive
in our office by the
deadline to be eligible.
All test scores must be
sent directly from the
testing agency. Michigan State’s ACT code is
2032; the SAT code is
1465.
UNIVERSITY OF
MICHIGAN OPEN
HOUSE
Taubman College of
Architecture and Urban
Planning at the University of Michigan is
hosting an open house
event on October 30
Discussion Meet
Discussion meet is a contest in our region between
members who wish to participate. In this contest you
have to discuss agricultur-
By: Daniel Sadro
ally related problems in
our nation and how to
solve them with the members in your group. It’s a
great way to practice and
Amplify at FFA Nationals
Its that time again and
national convention is
drawling near! This year
nationals is October 27October 31st . National
convention will be hosted
in Louisville, KY and we
will be taking a tour bus.
On the tour bus Harbor
Beach (H), Ubly (U),
By: Autumn Loss
North Huron (N), and
Halloween. Come and
Cass City (C) Schools
Amplify your FFA ex(S) and we are the
perience!
H.U.N.C.S of FFA. On
the trip we will make several educational tour stop,
listen to motivational
speaker, go to the Dracula
play, and visit a a haunted
house in celebration of
FFA Benefits
You don't have to participate in every FFA
activity to Benefit from
joining the organization.
The organization offers
many opportunities for
all students. members
can get a chance to travel
and meet new people.
The FFA provides scholarships to help young
men and women attend
events such as nationals,
and states. The organiza-
develop speaking skills, as
well as interpersonal skills.
It’s also a great way to
meet new people. See Mrs.
Kramer for more details.
By: Emily Kubacki
tion also provides opportunities to make money,
students learn how they
can make money from
their SAE projects, and
certain events. FFA is a
leadership organization it
provides members to become leaders not only in
their chapters, but in
their community. The
FFA teaches young men
and women to make
positive choices, be part
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fun. It is a possibility to
help all our young men
and women in our agriculture community become leaders of tomorrow.
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