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Paulding FFA Officer Team Attends Officer Retreat in Hocking Hills

The Paulding FFA officer team this year consists of President Grace Goyings, Vice President
Jalyn Klopfenstein, Secretary Brooklyn Schlatter, Treasurer Brooke Kilgore, Reporter Addy
Hunt, Sentinel Tori Schlatter, Student Advisor Blake Rhonehouse, Parliamentarian Johnny
Lipps, and Chaplain Myrriah Manz, along with Ag Education Teacher and FFA advisor Mrs.
Staci Miller, and FFA advisor Jen Bradford. On May 28th-30th, the Paulding FFA officer team
went to a cabin in Hocking Hills, Ohio for their officer retreat. Officer retreat provides a time for
the students to get to know each other and work better as a team. Along with fun activities,
during this time, the budget and the yearly calendar are made so the FFA is prepared for the
upcoming year. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the team performed many team-building
exercises to help strengthen their relationships with each other. On Wednesday, the team also
got to go kayaking as a group. They also took some time to develop the Program of Activities
(POA) for the year. The team discussed the goals they had for the chapter and some new ideas
to help the chapter grow with their FFA advisors. They were also able to work on new ideas for
the National Chapter application, which they hope to implement this year. On the last day, the
team talked about their favorite parts of the retreat and some things they had learned. Then it
was time to head back home. The team learned a lot of new skills, bonded during this trip, and
are ready for an exciting new year full of Agriculture Education, Career Development Events
(CDEs), Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs), community service projects, and FFA!
The officer team would like to thank the Paulding FFA Alumni for supporting the officer retreat.

By: Addy Hunt Paulding FFA Reporter


Paulding High School's Blessings in a Bag

Paulding High School's Blessings in a Bag program would like to thank the following businesses and groups for their generous support this year! This supplemental food program would not be possible without the continuous support of our amazing community! 

Paulding County Area Foundation
Paulding Putnam Electric Trust
Kiwanis Club of Paulding County 
Cooper Farms
Paulding Eagles 
Paulding VFW
Baughman Tile 


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PHS students are Lead4Change grant winners

Paulding High School’s Personal Growth and Positive Mindset class participated for the first
time in the Lead4Change program this school year. Lead4Change is a national student
leadership program that provides educators with lessons on leadership and challenges students
to create and implement their own leadership project in the community. In Ohio the
Lead4Change program can also be used to help some students with their graduation

The Personal Growth students worked on their Lead4Change projects this past semester and
were required to brainstorm, plan, implement, and document their project, write a one pager of
the project, write reflections, create a video showcasing their project, and write a grant proposal.
Upon review of the student and educator’s submitted work, the Lead4Change program selects
projects to fund.

Paulding High School is very excited to announce that one of the Personal Growth class’
projects was ranked in the top 13% of Lead4Change projects in the nation and was awarded a
$1,000 grant. The Lunch Chats program was created by Adam Stahl, Layla Logan, Bryce Manz,
and Camron Wolford and was meant to help students connect with one another and to improve
mental health.

Lead4Change’s press release stated, “Entries were reviewed and passed through three levels
of evaluation and judging. Our judges are inspired by the way these teams identified a problem
or need, devised a plan, overcame obstacles, and pushed forward to reach their goals. We love
the creative and innovative ways that teams communicated with their target audience and
practiced leadership skills from beginning to end!”

The winning project, Lunch Chats, created a way for middle school and high school students to
make new friends during their lunch period a couple times a month. Students conversed, played
card games, and enjoyed snacks with one another. Many of the snacks and funds for Lunch
Chats were provided by the school district, OSU Extension Office, and The United Way of
Paulding County. Their support really made a big impact on the program.

Emily Remaklus, Paulding High School’s Personal Growth and Positive Mindset teacher, stated,
“What I really loved about Lunch Chats was seeing kids who don’t normally hang out together
spending time getting to know one another. I was definitely excited and surprised to receive the
email saying we won a grant. It was our first year using Lead4Change, so I told the kids not to
get their hopes up too much on winning. So the fact that we actually won was just so exciting.
I’m really proud of the kids and the impact they made on our school.”

The Personal Growth and Positive Mindset class will incorporate Lead4Change projects again
next year as part of the course curriculum.

Picture 1 - The Lunch Chats leadership team and their teacher. Left to right: Bryce Manz, Layla
Logan, Emily Remaklus, Camron Wolford, and Adam Stahl

Picture 2 - Bryce Manz, Camron Wolford, and Personal Growth teacher Emily Remaklus pose
with their Lead4Change award check

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