Returning from our 2016 Newsroom team, Emma Hall is an incoming senior at Scottsburg Senior High School in Scottsburg, Indiana, and is also a member of the Scottsburg FFA Chapter in District XI. Hall resides in Underwood, IN where she raises beef cattle and poultry year round, and also purchases swine for the 4-H fair. Currently a nine year member at the Clark County 4-H fair, Hall exhibits swine, beef, as well as poultry, and is also very involved in her county’s Junior Leaders. Previously, Hall was Secretary for the Clark County Junior Leaders and is currently President for the club. Hall is very involved in her FFA chapter, and is currently serving as her Chapter’s President. During the 2015-2016 school year, Hall served as Chapter Committee Chairman ‘Leadership’. Also, during the 2016-2017 school year, Hall served as Chapter Secretary. She has competed in the Horticulture Science Demonstration, Agriculture Mechanics Demonstration, and also in Quiz Bowl, she also competes on the Livestock Judging team. Within the past three years, Hall has been awarded Star Greenhand, Chapter Star in Agribusiness, Outstanding Agribuisness Class Member, and also the Most Improved Officer Award. Hall plans to attend Purdue University to major in Agriculture Education and minor in Animal Sciences.
Kaitlyn Borden is an incoming senior at Scottsburg Senior High School in Scottsburg, Indiana. Borden has been an active member of the Scottsburg FFA Chapter in District XI since her freshman year of High School. Currently, Borden serves as the Scottsburg FFA Chapter Vice President. Borden resides on a small farm in Scottsburg, IN. This is where she has started and maintained her own small poultry production for six years. Not only does she live on a farm, she also works on a public farm year round. Borden’s work requirements can vary anywhere from planting/picking produce to working as a cashier during opening season. While busy at both farms, Kaitlyn still manages to participate in CDE events within her Chapter. She has competed in the Horticulture Science Demonstration for one year and Agriculture Mechanics Demonstration for two years. This year, Borden and her teammate won first place at the District level in Agriculture Mechanics and will be competing at the State level! Not only is Kaitlyn highly involved in FFA and working on the farm, she is also highly involved in the small community of Scott County. She has also actively been a member of Little York Christian Church for 13 years where she does several community service projects and is involved in youth group.
Abby Wiggam is currently the Vice President of the Seymour FFA chapter. She will be a junior at Seymour High School in the fall. Abby enjoys participating on in soils judging and parliamentary procedure teams. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with friends, as well as participating in many 4-H clubs and activities. In the future, Ms. Wiggam plan to attend Purdue University and major in Agribusiness.
Jaiden Herald is entering her sophomore year at Scottsburg Senior High School. She is a member of the Scottsburg FFA Chapter in District XI. She began her FFA career as a freshman, and has participated in CDE events, including Quiz Bowl and Persuasive Essay. She will be competing at State in Quiz Bowl representing District XI. Herald resides on a small farm in Lexington, Indiana. In addition to FFA, Jaiden is very active in her community and school as well. She is a member of the Scott County 4-H, Student Council, SADD, Sunshine Society, English Academic Bowl, and serves as a class officer.
Kylie Schakel is an incoming sophomore at Hamilton Heights High School. She has been in FFA since 7th grade but has become more active throughout her freshman year. Kylie was recently selected to be the reporter for her chapter officer team. She is involved in a lot of CDEs and LDEs. However, she strives to do big things in livestock judging. This year she won her district contest and advance to state placing 11th as a team, four points from advancing to nationals. She also won her district contest in creed speaking and will be advancing to the state contest. Kylie has grown up working with sheep and has been showing on the state and national level since she was five. This year is her seventh year in 4-H and has picked up on showing cattle and pigs. She plans on being involved in agriculture throughout the rest of her life. This includes judging livestock at a junior college and then going to a 4-year college to study agriculture communications or agriculture education.
Jackie Wible is an upcoming sophomore at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana, and is a member of the Sullivan County FFA Chapter in District V. Jackie has been very involved in her chapter. She has participated in livestock judging and has helped out with every community service project that her chapter had done. Jackie is currently holding the Vice President position of her county 4-H club. Wible has grown up on a farm raising cattle and swine. She has shown cattle and swine for seven consecutive years. Jackie wants to get more involved in FFA and she feels that being part of the newsroom team is a great start!
Lauren Hamelman is an incoming junior at Scottsburg Senior High School in Scottsburg, Indiana. Hamelman has been an active member of the Scottsburg FFA Chapter in District XI since her freshman year of high school. Hamelman is currently serving as the Scottsburg FFA 2017-2018 Reporter. Hamelman resides on a small farm on the outskirts of Scottsburg, IN. This is where she works on her family owned small equine farm daily. Hamelman works year round on her family farm, as well as during the summer on her grandparents farm. The requirements may consist of conditioning horses for the County 4-H, putting up hay, or maintaining and harvesting the garden. While busy working on both farms, Hamelman still manages to make time for the Scottsburg FFA Horse Evaluation Team. This past year, she placed fourth in her local FFA/4-H competition. Not only is Lauren highly involved in FFA and working on both farms, she is also involved in Scott County 4-H Junior Leaders where she does multiple community service projects. Hamelman has also been a member of First Christian Church located in Scottsburg, IN since for 11 years
Lexie Frye is graduate of Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, IN. Frye is still an active member for her home alma mater of Carroll Fort Wayne FFA. She is currently a sophomore at Ivy Tech Community college. Lexie will be getting her associate degree in agriculture. Then she will be going to Colorado State for her degree in Agriculture Education. Her dream is to go back to her Carroll and become the AG teacher there. Frye will be receiving her Hoosier Degree on Wednesday.
Ileana Brock is entering her sophomore year at Seymour High School. She has been a member of the Seymour FFA Chapter since eighth grade. Ileana enjoys participating in soils judging and dairy foods evaluation. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She would like to attend Purdue University and major in Agricultural Education.