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Night of Awards


FFA members fared well at state and national competitions

by: PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla FFA 2013-14 President Kenny Schriever, right, hands over the gavel to Luis Mendoza, the club's new president for the coming year.Molalla High School honored its FFA members with awards at the annual FFA Awards Banquet Thursday.

Newly installed President Luis Mendoza said it was a night to remember.

“Today we remember our days as a team and chapter, and today we mark the beginning of our chapter for another year,” Mendoza said. “We are not simply viewed as farmers. As a group, we are much more than that. We take on the challenges of the world.”

FFA advisors Makaenzie Behrle and Danell Blair said members showed good standing at both state and national competitions this year.

The awards and recognition were presented as follows:

by: PEGGY SAVAGE - The entire membership of Molalla High School FFA pose for a group photo at the end of the evening awards ceremony. State Teams:

Horse — first in state — Codi Edwards, Cheyenne Gibbons, Emily Haak, and Paige Kapelski

Food Science — second in state — Angelica True, Amanda Serven, Luis Mendoza, Alena Perry

Landscaping — second in state — Kenra DeAngelis, Del DeAngelis, Seth Ettestad, Luis Mendoza, Carl Beyer, Pake, Kati Gurley

FBM — seventh in state — Bryson Hellman, Tristan Hill, Catherine , Kynsi Serven, Amanda Serven.

Knowledge — Seth Ettestad , Codi Edwards

Poultry — eighth in state — Lauren Urton, Morgan Urton, Tristan Hill

Dairy Cattle — fifth in state — Ruvim, Bryson, Kati, Malia, Catherine

Job Interview — in top 12 at state — Ashley Alexander

Star Greenhand — Seth Ettestad

Star Farmer — Kenny Schriever

Star Farmer Placement — Carl Beyer

Horse Judger — Faith Lencioni

Most Improved HJ — Tristan Hill

DeKalb “Excellence in Agriculture” Award — Ashley Alexander

Seniors of the Year — Kati Gurley and Amanda Serven

Top Hand — Fallon Child

by: PEGGY SAVAGE - Carl Beyer, at podium, and Luis Mendoza congratulate Kati Gurley, left, and Amanda Serven, named 2014 Seniors of the Year.

Greenhand Degrees

1. Seth Ettestad

2. Del DeAngelis

3. Fallon Child

4. Codi Edwards

5. Landon Desriosiers

6. Zach Hordichok

7. Angelica True

8. Morgan Urton

9. Emily Haak

10. Cheyenne Gibbons

11. Paige Kapelski

12. Malia Winter

13. Dominique Bangle

14. Kayla Burns

by: PEGGY SAVAGE - Little future FFA member Natalie Urton, 7, shows off the baby bunny she is raising. Amanda had secreted her bunny into the cereomy, tucked away in a little purse she was carrying that evening. She is the little sister of two FFA members, Lauren and Morgan Urton.

Chapter Degrees

1. Kynsi Serven

2. Micheal Burroughs

3. Lauren Urton

4. Austin Alexander

5. Coletin DeFabio

6. Ruvim Burlenchenko

7. Lexi Shirley

8. Bryson Hellman

9. Cody Greif

State Degrees

1. Carl Beyer

2. Kenra DeAngelis

3. Ashley Alexander

4. Faith Lencioni

5. Tristan Hill

American Degrees

1. Jeff Beyer

2. Rachel Griffith


1. Kenny Schriever

2. Carl Beyer

3. Ashley Alexander

4. Amanda Serven

5. Kati Gurley

6. Fallon Child

7. Scott Shaw

8. Jack Morelli

9. Alena Perry

10. Audrie Knox

11. Angelica True

12. Christina Jenson

13. Jason Huntington

Distinguished Service

Lauren Lucht

Marilee Morrow

Holly Schriever

Cory Dickman

Mr. Buckavic