Edison High School FFA recognized members and inducted new officers during its annual banquet on April 21.
Activities were held in the EHS cafeteria and 121 people were in attendance. Twenty-three Greenhand FFA candidates were recognized while 17 members received a chapter degree and 18 earned their FFA jackets. Freshman Micah Larkins received the Star Greenhand award and two-year member Hannah Randolph was named Star Chapter Farmer. The Blue and Gold Award went to Bayleigh Gump, a four-year member who earned the most activity points in the organization. Additionally, Ron Ferrell was named honorary chapter member as someone in the community who is important and helpful to the chapter. Officials said Ferrell, a teacher a Edison, helps in the shop every day and assists students doing bookwork.
Outgoing officers included President Jadyn Nicholson, Vice President Bayleigh Gump, Secretary Lily Larkins, Treasurer Jaima Howell, Reporter Adali Reynolds, Sentinel Natalie Lucas and student advisor Zoe Shell. New officers inducted for the 2023-24 term were Natalie Lucas as president, Adali Reynolds as vice president, Lily Larkins as secretary, Caden Rudy as treasurer, Grace Browning as reporter, Micah Larkins as sentinel and Ava Cline as student advisor.
About $21,239 in fruit sales were reported with top sellers Bayleigh Gump earning $2,716.50, Hannah Randolph garnering $1,079, Jadyn Nicholson receiving $1,075.50 and Konnor Leishman gaining $821. Strawberry sales earned the group $8,871 and top peddlers included Hannah Randolph, $985; Bayleigh Gump, $822; Jadyn Nicholson, $572; and Ali Shrieve, $488.
Active members include Grace Browning, Lane Fomenko, Bayleigh Gump, Jaima Howell, Lily Larkins, Micah Larkins, Natalie Lucas, Jadyn Nicholson, Hannah Randolph, Adali Reynolds, Caden Rudy, Shelby Robinson and Zoe Shell.