of the Centralia FFA Chapter recently competed at the
SIUC Food Science Invitational.
Members had to take a 50 question test, identify
foods by taste and smell, respond to a customer
complaint letter, identify safety problems in pictures,
and create a product label and market the product.
This was the first year that members competed in
this event and they place in the top 10.
Members competing (in order of picture) Michelle
Loss, Ashley Quillman, Michaela Duncan, and Hannah
Centralia FFA members recently attended the 88th
National FFA Convention and Expo. Members from all
over the United States including Puerto Rico and The
Virgin Islands attended. While at the convention
students listened to keynote speaker Ambrly Snyder who
spoke about diligently working to overcome the
challenges she faced after a paralyzing accident, Snyder
was able to get back on her horse and compete in rodeos
again, making her a great example of what perseverance
and a positive attitude can accomplish. Students
also spent time touring the career fair with over 450
agriculture industry exhibitors, toured the Muhammad Ali
Center, and even attended an evening concert by counrty
artists Clare Dunn and Kip Moore.
Members:(L-R) Jordan Williams, Harry Herrell, Robby
Smith, Katlin Skibinkis, Michelle Loss, and Kaylie
Centralia FFA members attends 2016 National
Victoria Phillips and Cody Bevil of the Centralia FFA
Chapter have recently been competing with their
Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Also known as
their Recordbooks. FFA Members keep records of
their agricultural experiences outside of school which
has a broad range of categories from home and community
development all the way to livestock and grain
Victoria kept a record of her vegetable production with
her family garden and Cody kept records on his work
experience with Windler/Lehde Auction Service.
Both individuals advanced out of the section and were
recently interviewed at districts.
Keep a look out for these two who are scheduled to earn
their State FFA Degree this June. The first for
Centralia High School FFA since 1983!
Centralia FFA Members recently placed 3rd at the Section
21 Poultry Judging CDE hosted by Weber Township High
School FFA. This contest is very time consuming in
the since that members had a variety of poultry products
to judge. They have to judge the interior and
exterior of eggs, the quality of processed poultry
products, quality of hanging carcasses, quality of live
birds, parts identification, and a 50 point written
Also Congratulations to Cody Bevil who placed 3rd as
an individual and Victoria Phillips who placed 11thout
of 45 individuals competing.
Front - Daniel Gillmore and Victoria Phillips
Back - Cody Bevil, Jordan Williams, and Dakota
Centralia High School's Introduction to Agriculture
class recently toured Marcoot's Dairy and Creamery in
Greenville and Monsanto in Centralia. Students
were able to receive real life hands on activities such
as rolling and stretching their own mozzarella cheese at
Students able to particpate were Hannah Finley, Kelsey
Huene-Henseler, Casie Harris, Jordan Williams, Aaron
Jones, Dylan Terry, and Griffen Brake