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FFA AWARDS BANQUET (Download, View/Print the 2010 FFA Banquet Program)
By Amanda McKay, Constitution-Tribune
Friday, April 30, 2010


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CAPTION: Jon Black, Chillicothe FFA chapter president and state FFA chapter president, addresses the packed crowd at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center last night at the annual banquet and awards ceremony. The banquet served around 580 FFA and community members and 175 FFA members were recognized during the awards portion of the evening.

The activities and accomplishments of Chillicothe FFA members were highlighted during the 2010 Chillicothe FFA awards banquet and ceremony at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center Thursday night. 
Approximately $33,000 in awards and scholarships were presented to FFA members during the awards ceremony and three community supporters received Honorary FFA memberships.

The top awards of the evening - the Jerry Litton Memorial Scholarships - were presented to Jon Black in the amount of $5,000 and to Amber Kieffer in the amount of $3,000. The Jerry Litton Memorial Scholarship was started by Mr. and Mrs. Charley Litton in 1979 in memory of their son, Jerry, and is sponsored each year by the Jerry Litton Memorial Family Foundation. The award is presented to a graduating senior who shows evidence of strong leadership potential as demonstrated in FFA, school and community activities and plans to continue his or her formal education. Foundation vice president Ed Turner presented the awards.

The Jackie Skipper Memorial Scholarship was presented to Tyler Skipper in the amount of $500. The award was introduced last year in memory of Jackie Skipper, who died in December 2008 shortly after her 29th birthday. Skipper was a community supporter of FFA and was a member of the organization while in high school. The award is to be given annually to a graduating senior in the FFA chapter who shows evidence of strong leadership potential as demonstrated in FFA, school, exhibiting livestock and community activities, and plans to continue his or her formal education.


CT photo/Amanda McKay

CAPTION: The top awards of the evening - the Jerry Litton Memroial Scholsarhips - were presented to Jon Black (right) in the amount of $5,000, and to amber Kieffer (left) in the amount of $3,000. The Jerry Litton Memorial Scholarship was started by Mr. and Mrs. charley Litton in 1979 in memory of their son, Jerry, and is sponsored each year by the Jerry Litton Memorial Family Foundation.


CT photo/Amanda McKay

CAPTION: Jerry Litton Memorial Awards and scholarships presented at last night's FFA banquet included: Jerry Litton Leadership Development Award, Litton Livestock Awards, the Rusty and Karie Black Award, and the Jerry Litton Memorial Scholarship. Front row, from left: Lauren Dietzschold, Litton Leadership Development Award; Amber Kieffer, $3,000 Litton Memorial Scholarship; Jon Black, $5,000 Litton Memorial Scholarship; John Davis, Litton Leadership Development; Trent Putnam and Michaela Simmer, Litton Livestock Awards; and Cassie Reid, Litton Leadership Development Award. Back, from left, Rusty Black, Jake Englert, Litton Livestock Award, Karie Black; DeWayne McCauslin, Janet McCauslin, and Ed Turner.

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