West Washington Schools

Section 22 FFA Public Speaking CDE Held At Marissa High School

By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter     Extemporaneous, Prepared, and Creed speaking were performed on February 15 at Marissa High School for the Section 22 Public Speaking CDE (Career Development Event). There were 40 students and ten schools in attendance. Extemporaneous public speaking consisted of competitors randomly drawing three topics and selecting one to

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What Are Section 22 FFA Officers Looking Forward To At The State Convention?

By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter What do you look forward to for this year’s state convention?     Section 22 FFA has many things to look forward to at this year’s state convention! Section 22 will have members receiving state degrees, heritage and coop awards, and compete in State Final CDE’s (Career Development Events).

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Okawville Rockets To A Runner-Up Finish In Peoria

       All Photos Special To The Nashville News, Courtesy of Steve Humphrey, Humphrey Photography. Images Copyright Humphrey Photography. Visit humphoto.com to purchase images or for more information. By Brent Huelsmann     For the first time in 30 years, the Okawville Rockets boys basketball team brought home a trophy from the State Tournament. After beating

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Relay For Life “A Taste Of Hope” 2017 Starts March 9

Relay For Life is season is almost here again, and Taste of Hope 2017 benefiting Relay for Life kicks off the week of Thursday, March 9 (Relay for Life is set for June 24 in Okawville, 4-10pm). A Taste of Hope dinners are weekly on Thursday nights (except for Buretta’s, Wednesday, March 22, due to

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Okawville Schools Negotiate New Internet Service

By Jill Moon     During a discussion of bills at the February Okawville school board meeting Superintendent Scott Fuhrhop told the board the district was coming to the end of its current 5-year contract with Charter Communications that provides internet and phone service. He said the school desperately needs more bandwidth for quicker downloads. Fuhrhop

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Okawville High School Places First In Academic Challenge Competition

The Annual Academic Challenge was held at Kaskaskia College on February 6.  Fifteen district high schools were in competition in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, Math, and Physics. The Okawville Team finished first in the small school competition. Individual students from Okawville who won awards were: Biology: first place –

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Section 22 FFA Proficiency Awards

By Section 22 FFA Reporter Mallory Unverfehrt FFA members take their projects to the next level. On February 1st the Section 22 FFA members turned in their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience)’s record books to be judged by the Section 22 FFA Ag Teachers. Books were judged on ability to keep records, jobs and responsibilities, scope

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Section 22 Parliamentary Procedure CDE

By Section 22 FFA Reporter, Mallory Unverfehrt     Robert’s Rule of Order were performed at the Section 22 FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE (Career Development Event) on January 11th at Kaskaskia College in Centralia. Section 22 was represented by Marissa, New Athens, Okawville, Valmeyer, and Waterloo FFA Chapters. This CDE is competed in with teams of

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Section 22 FFA Members Recommended For State Degrees

By Section 22 FFA Reporter, Mallory Unverfehrt Section 22 FFA has recommended 23 FFA members for their State Degrees after applications were sent in and interviews were complete on February 8 at Waterloo Community High School. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree offered by the State of Illinois, it is second overall only

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