HOWARD — FFA took center stage Wednesday when the East Knox Board of Education met in regular session. The board formally recognized and commended FFA teams for their success in competition this fall. The Rural Soils team — Tori Anders, Brandon Beach, Jake Jessee and Dylan Baker — will represent Ohio at national competition in Oklahoma in May, as will the Urban Soils team comprised of Cierra Marshall, Luke Wells, Lindsey Rine and Dan Roten. Forestry team members were honored for placing first in county competition, first in district competition and fourth in state competition. They are Tori Anders, Dylan Green, Luke Wells, Levi Clark, Austin Hinson, Dan Roten, Clarissa Webb, Cierra Marshall, Blair Blechinger and Rowland Rine.
The rest of the meeting was largely routine, Treasurer Jessi Busenburg told the News on Thursday.
Besides approving typical fiscal actions, the board gratefully accepted an anonymous donation of $3,200 to the Class of 2013 to off set the costs for prom. It also expressed appreciation for a $1,500 from Bladensburg Sertoma to go toward the purchase of equipment for a visually-impaired kindergarten pupil. The board accepted a $6,800 quote from Bender communications to update bus radios to comply with changes in FCC guidelines and entered into a power supply agreement with Direct Energy at a rate of 4.827 cents per kWh, effective Jan. 1.
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