Rushville Republican

News

April 21, 2013

FFA to host distinguished guests

RUSHVILLE — The annual FFA banquet for Rushville Consolidated High School student members will be held at 6 p.m. May 4 in the Laughlin Center at RCHS.

RCHS FFA Advisor Blair Orme said the theme for this year’s event is “Team FFA.” Each aspect of the evening will focus on the team aspect of FFA and how that relates to leadership skills and agriculture.

Special guests in attendance will be Florida native and National FFA President Clay Sapp as well Hoosier FFA State President Cameron Mann of Cloverdale.

“We are honored to have both the state and national presidents of FFA on hand for our special awards program,” Orme said.

He continued by saying that this will be the first local visit ever by the national president.

According to a local members, this is more than simply an awards program.

“FFA is not simply an organization, it exemplifies and embraces the effort to be a part of the Rush County family. The members make you feel truly welcome,” Taylor Yager said.

Fellow student Jill Yager said FFA is a leadership based organization rooted in agriculture and provides members the tools and skills the current students will need and utilize outside the classroom once their high school days are complete; those sentiments were echoed by Heidi Schultz.

Currently, there are more than 100 local members, making FFA one of if not the largest student organizations at RCHS.

For many years the organization was perceived to be only for those involved in the farming or agribusiness community; however, in recent years that perception has been slowly stripped away. Students don’t have to be from farming backgrounds to be in FFA.

Local chapter president Becca Rigs is looking forward to this year’s awards banquet and meeting both the national and state presidents and said that it is an honor to have both present at this year’s program.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106

 

1
Text Only
News
  • Air assault helps control Yosemite wildfire PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Officials in Yosemite National Park say a relentless air assault helped limit the spread of a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of about 100 homes and sent smoke into Yosemite Valley.Park spokesman Scott Gediman says the

    July 29, 2014

  • Briefs ObituariesDavid W. Craven, 53Ronald D. Hillebrand Sr., 75Thanks!The Rushville Republican thanks the following persons for their subscription to and support of this newspaper:Dale HartwellCharles GratzerSenator Coats’ staff coming to RushvilleU.S. Sen

    July 29, 2014

  • Tornado damages city north of Boston REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees w

    July 29, 2014

  • nws-rv072914-BBC logo Rushville is finalist for award MUNCIE - Building Better Communities (BBC), the outreach and engagement division at Ball State University, today announced nine finalists of the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program (PoPCAP.)The program, launched in 2013 by BBC and the Indi

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-rv072914-Hogsett pic Hogsett to join Bose McKinney & Evans INDIANAPOLIS – The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is pleased to announce that Joseph H. Hogsett will join the firm effective August 1, 2014 as a partner in the litigation practice group, concentrating on internal investigations and corporate a

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Amphitheater to get new structure After the concert series winds down for the season, things are looking bright for a new shelter near the Riverside Park Amphitheater.With the help of Farm Credit and other sponsors, a new permanent shelter will be built to replace the tent that has b

    July 29, 2014

  • RCS and Chamber working together for kids The foundation for a new collaboration between Rush County Schools and the Rush County Chamber of Commerce was recently laid at a reception held by the Chamber board of directors for members of the Board of Education. “It didn’t really take long for

    July 25, 2014

  • Briefs ObituariesDavid W. Craven, 53Ouida Jaunice Howington, 84Kenneth L. King, 62Aaron Lee Meal, 40Thanks!The Rushville Republican thanks the following persons for their subscription to and support of this newspaper:Bowles Barber ShopFrances MozingoDo you

    July 25, 2014

  • rv 072514 cutout sundae July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day Today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! A sundae is the perfect treat to enjoy on a summer night. The cold ice cream paired with a warm, chocolate topping is one of the most delicious combinations known to man. Add some nuts, whipped cream, and cherr

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.The Vatican characterized the

    July 25, 2014