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Retiring Lewiston FFA President Brooke Wehrbein presided at the May 5th Member-Guest Banquet.  The annual event was held at the Lewiston School gym with 84 individuals in attendance. 


Wehrbein welcomed the guests and then introduced Miah Fulton and Megan Wehrbein who presented the FFA Creed.  Cari Howell then offered the invocation.  The roast beef meal and potluck supper was then served.


The 2014-2015 Officers conducted opening ceremonies.  Dalton Anderson introduced the guests.  Five individuals then had the Honorary Chapter Degree conferred on them.  They were John Robison Tracie & Jeff Wehrbein and Darren & Johanna Keyes.  Mr. Robison is a former Lewiston Ag Education Instructor and the Keyes and Wehrbeins are parents are 2015 FFA State Degree Recipients at Lewiston.


Several businesses and individuals were awarded certificates of appreciation by sophomores Cari Howell and Karen Keyes.  Recipients included:

  • Dean & Ann Engelman – Classic Dairy
  • Jim Thies
  • Jeanine Anderson
  • Devin Garcia
  • Rod Christen
  • Farmers Coop – John Sanders, Branch Manager
  • Linda deKoning, Manager – First Bank of Nebraska
  • Russ Tegtmeier – Tegtmeier Herefords
  • Judy Libal, Manager -  Farmers Bank of Cook
  • Melissa Buehler of the Nutrients for Life Foundation


Skyler Salts presented the Lewiston FFA Scholarship to senior Tyler Keyes. 

Tyler plans to attend North Central Technical College in Beloit Kansas.  He will study heavy equipment technology.  This year Tyler competed in the LSE Job Interview contest, district & state Ag Mechanics, area & state land judging and district welding.


Advisor Dave Barnard announced that Brooke Wehrbein is the Lewiston DeKalb Agriculture Accomplishment Award winner.  The senior President earned her State FFA Degree this year, competed in the State Ag Demonstration Contest and plans to attend UN-L and study Pre-Vet.  She received a medal, plaque and certificate from the Monsanto Company.


Mrs. Melissa Buehler congratulated the Lewiston FFA for placing first in the Nebraska State Nutrients for Life competition.  She highlighted the Chapter’s efforts in promoting fertilizer safety and nutrient value.


After recapping the year’s highlights, Mr. Barnard presented the local Supervised Agriculture Experience Proficiency Awards.  The winners earned a certificate and medal.



1.Agriculture Education Placement – Brooke Wehrbein


2.Ag Mechanics Design & Fabrication – Tyler Keyes


3.Agri Science Plant Systems– Cari Howell


4.Beef Placement – Tyler Keyes


5.Beef Production – Treyton Hippen


6.Dairy Production – Logan Anderson


7.Dairy Production Placement – Dalton Anderson


8.Diversified Crop Placement – Ryan Husa


9.Diversified Horticulture Placement – Miah Fulton


10.Diversified Livestock Placement – Miah Fulton


11.Environmental Science and Natural Resources Placement – Skyler Salts


12.Equine Placement – Colten Baker


13.Goat Production Placement – Cari Howell


14.Home & Community Development – Austin Zyla


15.Outdoor Recreation Placement – Trevor Husa


16.Poultry Production Placement – Karen Keyes


17.Swine Placement – Cari Howell


18.Turfgrass Management Placement – Ryan Hunt


19.Wildlife Management Placement – Treyton Hippen


20.Creed Speaking – Megan Wehrbein