Warrior FFA places first in photo contest

The Lakeside Lutheran High School FFA chapter recently placed first in Wisconsin in The Climate Corporation’s Corn Disease Image Contest and, as a result, received $500.

Warrior FFA students surprised with award
LLHS FFA officers were happily surprised to hear their chapter had won $500 in a photo contest sponsored by The Climate Corporation and Jung Seeds.

As part of the national contest, students needed to photograph and correctly identify various corn diseases. They were judged on the quality of the photos as well as correct identification. The Climate Corporation will add contributed images from all around the country to a disease and stress image database that assists farmers with diagnosis and treatment of affected crops.

The chapter has designated the $500 gift card toward the long-range plan of renovating the school’s greenhouse. It needs heat, modified ventilation, new tables to allow for plant watering and ideas to have aquaponics with using gutters on the wall to hydroponically water the plants and have fish nutrients fertilize the plants. The chapter is exploring grant options.

Lakeside Lutheran FFA places first in photo contest
Attending the presentation were (from left): Daniel Ploesser, Climate Corporation Business Manager; Tanner Dunn, Climate Corporation Customer Success Specialist; Jeremy Nehls, Juneau, Warrior FFA sentinel; Thomas Mortimer III, Monsanto Area Business Manager; Emily Meske, Jefferson, Historian; Cole Schuester, Juneau, Vice President; Caitlin Condon, Juneau, President; Matthew Gunst, Hartford, Secretary; Benjamin Huebner, Madison, Chaplain; Cody Aiken, District Sales Manager, Jung Seeds; Jeff Meske, Warrior FFA advisor.

 

Lakeside to host FAFSA workshop

Lakeside Lutheran High School hosts The FAFSA Workshop, a free event for parents and students on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the school. All families are invited to attend and learn how to help students successfully achieve a college degree without exhausting family savings.

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In this workshop, featured presenter Mary Owen offers both her professional expertise—as a nationally licensed College Planning Relief Specialist—and her personal expertise, as a mother of five college-bound children. Insightful topics include: “Why and how to complete the FAFSA,” “How to avoid over-spending for college,” “Common costly FAFSA mistakes and myths,” “FAFSA, PROFILE, EFC, COA, FAO, APA, IPA,” “FAFSA Secrets—How to determine your EFC,” “How to determine AID ELIGIBILITY” and more. Workshop attendees also receive a professional one-on-one assessment of their family’s unique situation, a college tuition discount valued at $500 at participating universities, and “The ABCs of Financial Aid.”

Owen’s aim is to empower families through proper college planning and knowledge of the financial aid process. She says, “I’ve searched years for this valuable college planning and college funding information. And now that I’ve found it, I feel honored to be able to share it with fellow parents. It’s never too early—or too late—to start planning for your children’s future.”

Families with young children or teens, as well as late-stage planning parents (i.e., with students who are sophomores or older, or even freshman in college), are all encouraged to attend this event.

To register in advance, call the Lakeside Lutheran High School office at (920) 648-2321. Walk-ins are welcome.​