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Worthington FFA presents awards at banquet

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington FFA Chapter hosted its annual banquet Monday at the Worthington High School, with former chapter member and current Minnesota FFA Vice-President Katie Rogers as the guest speaker. During the evening, Rogers was pres...

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Ben Rogers earned the Chapter Star Greenhand award. (Special to the Daily Globe)

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington FFA Chapter hosted its annual banquet Monday at the Worthington High School, with former chapter member and current Minnesota FFA Vice-President Katie Rogers as the guest speaker. During the evening, Rogers was presented a plaque in appreciation for her leadership at the state level.

The evening included the presentation of numerous awards and scholarships to chapter members.

Alyssa Williams was presented the Chapter Star in Ag Placement award, while Ben Rogers received the Star Greenhand award.

Williams also received a proficiency award in ag placement for her work at Jaycox Implement. Additional proficiency awards were presented to Alex Scholtes in ag placement for his work at Scholtes Auto; Doria Drost in ag placement for her work at the Blue Line Travel Center; and Kourtney Bauman in ag placement for working with her dad.

Four scholarships were presented during the evening, with Vince Riley the recipient of the Jerry Russell scholarship; Alex Scholtes the recipient of the Martha Olson scholarship; Alyssa Williams the recipient of the Lowell Haack scholarship and Doria Drost the recipient of the Worthington Advisory Board scholarship.

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Drost was also presented a gavel set in recognition of her service as the president of the Worthington FFA Chapter this past year; and received recognition as the chapter’s participant in the FFA Prepared Public Speaking contest. Kya Nickel received a pin for her participation in the FFA Creed Speaking contest.

At each grade level, FFA Chapter advisors choose students to receive pins in leadership and scholarship. Leadership pins were awarded to freshman Kya Nickel, sophomore Tucker Madison, junior Bailey Kruse and senior Doria Drost. Scholarship pin recipients were freshman Gracie Barber, sophomore Carl Dykstra, junior Cole Bents and senior Brandon Harberts.

Special chapter awards were presented to Brayden Donkersloot, winner of the annual trap shooting contest; Alex Scholtes, top seller in the FFA Fruit Sale for the chapter at $2,286, and to fruit sales runners-up Kya Nickel and Nathan Schuck. Taylor McCarvel was the recipient of the Golden Spatula Award for his leadership and service to the FFA Food Stand.

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Alyssa Williams was presented the Chapter Star in Ag Placement award Monday night during the Worthington FFA Chapter's annual banquet. (Special to the Daily Globe)

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Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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