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2024 FCCLA State Competition Results

Congratulations to the FCCLA members who competed at the State FCCLA Conference on April 25-26.  Twelve students competed and nine qualified to attend the National FCCLA Conference in Seattle, Washington this summer.
  • Chloe Griggs received 1st place and qualified for Nationals in Interior Design

  • Celeste Carruth, Kaitlyn Mongold, and Lydia Valentine received 1st place and qualified for Nationals in Chapter in Review Portfolio.

  • Kayle Emswiler and Gracie Hedges received 2nd place and qualified for Nationals in Chapter in Review Display 

  • Lilian Bates, Xaley Bojanowski, and Saraya Short received 2nd place and qualified for Nationals In Interpersonal Communications

  • Kayleigh Grimm competed in Fashion Design and earned 4th place

  • Jillian Starner and Layla Williams competed in Interpersonal Communications and earned 5th placeFCCLA State Competition Results Slide

FCCLA @ Regional Competition - 2024

Members of the Fairfield Union FCCLA attended the 2024 Regional Competition on March 16 at Mid-East Career Center.  

Earning Gold Medals were:
Chloe Griggs-Interior Design 
Jillian Starner and Layla Williams-Interpersonal Communications
Celeste Carruth, Kaitlyn Mongold, and Lydia Valentine-Chapter in Review Portfolio

Earning Silver Medals were:
Gracie Hedges-Chapter in Review Display
Lilian Bates, Xaley Bojanowski, and Saraya Short-Interpersonal Communications
Kayleigh Grimm-Fashion Design
Silver and Gold Medal Winners from 2024 Regional FCCLA Competition

2023 December Events

Members of the Key Club raised money by selling Candy Grams and donuts. The money raised was used to purchase Christmas for a boy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and his family.

Student wrapping a present for a child at Nationwide Children's HospitalStudents wrapping presents.

Key Club Members also volunteered to "Ring the Bell" for the annual Salvation Army project.

2023 Cookie Baking

Key Club and NHS members baked 60 dozen cookies for the Bremen Food Pantry on Saturday, December 2, 2023. The cookies will be distributed to families in the community by FFA members. 

 Group Photo of Key Club members who baked cookies.
 Two members putting on the finishing touches
Key Club members pictured in the kitchen
Three key club members baking cookiesCleaning up is Key!

2023 - Pumpkin Fun

Members of the Key Club recently decorated pumpkins and delivered them to Buckeye Care and Rehabilitation for everyone to enjoy.  (Some of the pumpkins were donated and decorated by National Honor Society members.)
Key Club Members delivering pumpkins.Key Club and NHS Members pictured with the finished pumpkins.More Key Club and NHS Members upon arrival

2023 National FCCLA Conference Results

National FCCLA Conference - July 2-6 in Denver, Colorado - Five FCCLA members attended the National FCCLA Conference in Denver this summer after qualifying at the State Conference in April.  Read on for results and photos. . . 
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2023 State FCCLA Conference Results

The Fairfield Union FCCLA members Chloe Griggs, Gracie Hedges, Kayle EMswiler, Jillian Starner, Bree Tharp, Layla Willims and Avery Van Voorhis attended the State FCCLA Conference in April.  Read on to see their fantastic results. . . 
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3/10/2023 DECA State Competition Results

On March 10, 2023, Nora Vail, Layla Williams, Chloe Griggs, Lyza Vail and Alaina Smith competed in the Ohio Career Developement Conference.  Nora and Layla competed in Travel and Tourism, Chloe and Lyza competed on the Hospitatly Services Team, and Alaina Smith competed in the Food Marketing Series.

The Travel and Tourism team were finalists and Alaina Smith placed 2nd which qualified her for DECA International Career Development Conference in April.  Alaina is the first student from Fairfield Union to qualify for the ICDC.

Congratulations on your accomplishments!

2022 National FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference

In November, six FCCLA members attended the National FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio along with 1200 other FCCLA members and advisors from across the nation.  Members participated in various workshops and listened to numerous local 
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1/26/2023 - District Competition Results

Students in Mrs. Swick's DECA Club competed at the district level on January 26, 2023.  11 of 20 students qualified to move on to state competition in March.  Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state competition:
Alaina SmithJay wellman
Sara TurnerCaleb Schmelzer
DJ SpicerChloe Griggs
Lyza VailGabbi Baumbusch
Chloe ShiffletAvery Phillips
James Worthington
Read on for more results. . . 
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2023 FCCLA Week

During FCCLA Week, members conducted a drive for hygiene and cleaning products to be donate to Faith Mission of Fairfield County.  Students collected around 100 items to help those in need.  FCCLA member, Brady Mason, brought in the most items.  This project was headed up by Bree Tharp, Jillian Starner, and Layla Williams. 
Brady Mason shows off products that were collected for the Hygiene DriveThree students packing up the supplies.Two students delivering the supplies.

2023 Blood Drive

Fairfield Union Key Club hosted a Blood Drive with the Red Cross on February 22, 2023.  The red cross was able to collect 22 units.  This number included nine first-time donors and one stuent who donated Power Reds. The minimum number of days between blood donations is 56, two students were just a day early and could not donate again.  Since the pandemic, the Red Cross is short on donations . . . for more information on donating blood visit the Red Cross website: 

Even if you aren't eligible to donate, you can still make a difference. 
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Make a financial donationBecome a volunteer
Student #2 donating BloodStudent #3 Donating Blood
Tim Bahen pictured with another student on costumes for caring day.

2022 Costumes for Caring Day

This Halloween, the Fairfield Union High School chapter of the National Honor Society completed a fundraiser to raise money for local families in need.  On Friday the 28th of October, the group organized a dress up day. Dressing up was for staff and students alike! During the school day, students could “Trick or Treat” in the halls of the school exchanging donations for treats. The staff member with the most money at the end of the day declared victory over all! The victorious teacher was Mr. Perdew with a close second place by Mr. Alford. The group raised over $600! All of those generous donations will go directly to families in the Fairfield Union community! Thank you so much for your support! The kids and educators had fun helping out our community!  Read on for photos of this great event. . . 
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FFA Students Tour Westerman's Inc.

Junior and Senior FFA students at Fairfield Union attended an industry tour at Westerman's Inc. on Wednesday November 30, 2022. This industry tour provided students a first hand look at the fabrication process. A special thanks to Westerman's Inc, Fairfield 33 alliance, and Fairfield ESC for working with our students.  
FFA Students at Westerman's Inc.An example of what kind of products are manufactured at Westerman's Inc.

2022 Pumpkin Project

Key Club students decorated pumpkins and then took them to the Buckeye Nursing Home for residents to enjoy throughout the month of October.
Key Club students decorating pumpkins.


Fairfield Union Graduates Receive National Honor



Contact:         Christine Balint

                        6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Road NE

                        Lancaster, OH 43130

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Fairfield Union Graduates Receive National Honor


LANCASTER, OH – The National FFA Convention is a nationwide convention and expo that provides growth opportunities for next-generation leaders. At the 7th session of the 95th National FFA Convention, six of ten American Degree recipients from the Fairfield Union FFA chapter were recognized amongst the 440 Ohio recipients and 4,305 national recipients. Less than 1% of FFA members earn this honor in their FFA careers. Recipients recognized in attendance were Allison Baker, Brayden Barber, Nickolas Barrett, Brooklyn DeFazio, Nathaniel McCandlish, and Alyssa Swick. Those recipients who were unable to attend were Colt Dennis, Jeffery King, Joshua Starner, and Trevor Thomas. All of the students were 2021 graduates of Fairfield Union High School. These students now join the 91 total American Degree recipients for the Fairfield Union FFA chapter, which was chartered in 1962.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, comprises 850,823 FFA members, aged 12-21, in 8,995 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Allison Baker, Brayden Barber, Nickolas Barrett, Brooklyn DeFazio, Nathaniel McCandlish, and Alyssa Swick
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2022-2023 Student Council Representatives

Through projects and activities, student council members work to promote citizenship, scholarship, leadership, human relations and cultural values within our school.  This year's Student Council Representatives are:
Carson BarlowGabriella BaumbuschClaire Brown
Anna conradAnnie DeyoKorah Duemmel
Cole JohnsonBodee KraftJosie Kraft
Collin MahlerJayna MarkwoodKathryn Markwood
Grace McPhersonCole RowleyKathryn Schmelzer
David (DJ) SpicerJonah SquiresLyza Vail
Jillian Wilkinson
James Worthington

The high school student council provides funding for student activities for homecoming festivities along with other student-related events.

Bremen Food Pantry

The Bremen Food Pantry served 53 families in the Bremen and Rushville communities on Saturday October 22nd. Helping with putting the food in the automobiles as they drove in were members of the Fairfield Union golf team. They were assisted by Head Golf Coach Brian Oliver and Assistant Coach Ty McCafferty. Also, some parents assisted with the final preparation of food items. Putting the bags of food in the autos were two Fairfield Union FFA members, Brock Morgan and Bryce Campbell. Thanks to all the people who worked at the food pantry today. Your continued service is greatly appreciated by all.       Loren Young
L to R - Bryce Campbell, Brock Morgan (FFA Members)
Coach Oliver and the Golf Team w/Parents
Left to Right - FfA Mebers Bryce Campbell and Brock Morgan
Golf Team Members Parents and Coaches
Nate McCandlish at State Convention

2021 Graduate Nate McCandlish Represents Fairfield Union at 2022 FFA Convention

The National FFA Convention is a nationwide convention and expo that provides growth opportunities for next-generation leaders. The Fairfield Union FFA Chapter has exceptional leaders and will be competing at the convention in the proficiency category this year. 

The agricultural proficiency award honors FFA members who exemplify and develop specialized skills within their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) that apply to their future careers. Nathaniel McCandlish, a 2021 graduate, is one of four national finalists in his proficiency area of Turfgrass Management. Nathaniel completed his supervised agricultural experience in an entrepreneurship project where he created his own lawn care business, McCandlish Lawn and Landscape, which is now flourishing. Nathaniel has worked over 1,500 hours and invested the majority of his earnings back into his business. From hiring classmates to earning LLC status, Nathaniel has worked diligently to make his business sustainable and profitable. Nathaniel will be competing in the National FFA Convention & Expo on October 26-28th, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are proud of his accomplishments and wish Nathaniel the best of luck.

Big E Competitors

2022 Horse Judging Team places 5th at Regional Competition

Congratulations to the equine judging team for placing 5th at the Big E competition on September 17 at the University of Connecticut. Emma Daubenmire, sophomore, placed 3rd overall individual in the contest. This was the first time the Fairfield Union FFA has competed at the Big E. Congrats ladies!  

2022-2023 FFA Officers

2022-2023 Jr. Sr. Officer Team

2022-2023 FFA Meeting Schedule

2022 Horse Judging Team

Fairfield Union Competes at the Big E 2022

For the first time in Fairfield Union history, an FFA team has qualified to compete at the Big E as an Ohio FFA team representative. The students will compete at the Big E on September 17, 2022 in Springfield, Massachusetts. We are proud of their accomplishments and wish the team the best of luck. The qualifying team consists of 2022 graduate Jadin Triplett, juniors Mackenzie Chilcote and Ella Kimball, and sophomore Emma Daubenmire. Mackenzie Chilcote placed 3rd overall individually in the contest as well.  Click More+ to read the full Press Release on the prestigous competition.

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