Agricultural Education Society names award recipients

The Agricultural Education Society (AES) at Ohio State named award recipients at their annual banquet. During the banquet, outstanding members were recognized in a variety of categories and the officer teams transitioned

Rose Vagedes, of Coldwater, was named Outstanding Freshman. Vagedes serves as chairman of the banquet committee, where she plans all aspects of the annual AES banquet. She is a sustainable plant systems major with a specialization in agronomy.

Kayla Walls was selected as the Outstanding Sophomore. Walls, an agriscience education major, serves as programming chair for AES and is responsible for planning club activities and events. Kayla is from Mendon.

Blake Campbell, of Waterford, was chosen as the Outstanding Junior. Campbell will serve as president for AES during 2017 and is an agriscience education major.

Justin Feltz, of Versailles, was the recipient of Outstanding Senior and the Scarlet Award. He has served as CFAES Student Council representative, treasurer, vice-president and education outreach committee chair. The Scarlet Award is presented to an outstanding club member who does not major in agriscience education. Feltz is majoring in animal science.

Frances Nicol, of Plain City, was named the recipient of the Gray Award, which recognizes a member’s involvement and dedication to the student organization. She has served as the 2016 president and will serve as the McCaslin chair for 2017.

Logan Heiby, an agriscience education major from Coldwater, was named the Outstanding Committee Chair. Logan served as the banquet committee chair, which planned the annual banquet attended by AES members, parents, faculty, and staff.

Agricultural Education Society is a student organization at The Ohio State University. Founded in 1882, it is the oldest continuously active undergraduate student organization. The organization promotes food, agricultural, and environmental sciences, stimulates interest in the profession of agricultural education and in leadership, acquaints members with the program of agricultural education, and provides fellowship opportunities. AES works with other youth organizations and develops professional competencies to improve the abilities of agricultural education majors.

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