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Soils Judging

The Crestview FFA chapter competed in soils judging at Fackler’s farm on September 14. Crestview along with Clearfork, Shelby, Lucas, and Plymouth’s FFA chapters all met at Fackler’s farm. Crestview FFA chapter had a total of 21 members partake in the competition and came in first place for both urban and rural soils. On Thursday, September 28 the chapter competed in district soils among various other schools. Crestview placed in fourth overall for both urban and rural soils, moving the chapter on to state.

The rural team that went to state consisted of: Mason Maust, Kenzie Workman, Sierra Schaffer and Sierra May. The rural team placed 19th out of 46 teams. The urban team, consisting of: Kathy Lehman, Brynn Witmer, Erin Bernhard and Kaitlyn Hunt, placed 4th at state and are moving on to nationals.


FFA National Convention

This year on October 25-27, the Crestview FFA attended the National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. On the way down to Indianapolis the chapter stopped at Shroyers Club Lambs and Umbarger Show Feeds. The members were taken on a tour throughout the facilities and taught about the companies. In Indianapolis members were given an opportunity to visit the National Expo and as well as sessions at National Convention. This year the Crestview FFA is proud to announce that two of the members received their American degrees. The American degree is the highest degree a member can attain that only 2% of chapters receive. This year at the 2017 National Convention Jenna Purvis and Kelcie Chance were presented their American degrees.

On Friday, November 10 we honored men and women who have served in all branches of the United States military at our annual Veterans Day assembly. This special day began with a breakfast, followed by a prelude of music conducted by Crestview High School band director, Hannah Phillips. Pastor Peter Bors led the Pledge of Allegiance and provided an invocation. The Veterans Day assembly concluded with a musical selection performed by the choir, directed by Trevor Garrabrant and the reading of an original poem which was written by Joseph Cherveny.

The 6th annual Thanksgiving meal was held on Tuesday, November 21 for students, staff, and senior citizens. Staff and community were able to share a meal and fellowship together. At the same time, we were able to give back to our community. Enough food was donated and prepared so that we could bring delicious meals to a number of community and faith based organizations. These meals were personally delivered by staff and students from our school.

Lastly, Crestview High School is developing a biographical video series that we will send out to our social media platforms. The video series is called “Homegrown Heroes.” This project is a collaboration among administration, teaching staff, and community partners. We are gathering names of Crestview alumni that are making a difference in their communities while carrying on the tradition of excellence that can be traced back to the district. 

If you would like to nominate a Homegrown Hero to be interviewed so that they can share their story, please contact principal, Andrew Ditlevson, at 419-895-1700, ext. 19002, or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The fall athletic season is a wrap! I cannot express how very proud we are of the efforts our coaching staffs and our student-athletes gave this fall season. There were so many great things accomplished this fall it is hard to note them all.

Congratulations to the Lady Cougar Volleyball team on a District Championship, and thank you so much to the Varsity Football team and staff for making this season #More Than Football. I think we can all agree how very special it is to be a Cougar and how much pride we share in this great District!

Fall Season Results

  • Golf:
    • 2nd Place Firelands Conference
    • Jake Salyers and Hayden McMillan District Qualifiers
  • XC Boys:
    • 3rd Place in Firelands Conference
    • Team Qualifiers for Regionals
  • XC Girls:
    • 5th Place in Firelands Conference
    • Brooke Barnes Regional Qualifier
  • Football:
    • 2nd Place Firelands Conference, (7-3) Season Record
  • Soccer Girls:
    • (11-7) Season Record
    • Sectional Finals
  • Volleyball:
    • 3rd Place Firelands Conference
    • Sectional Champions and District Champions

Post-Season Recognition - Please be paying attention to the Ashland Times Gazette, Mansfield News Journal along with Richland Source for fall sports post season recognition.

All conference teams are also posted at firelandsconferencehistory.com, and will be posted on the school web page.

Winter Event Calendar:

  • Jan. 16 Senior Night Varsity Swim and Dive
  • Jan. 17 Senior Night Varsity Wrestling
  • Feb. 3 Senior Night Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Feb. 23 Senior Night Varsity Boys Basketball

Wrestling Tournaments - Volunteers Needed If you are interested in helping with any of the following wrestling tournaments held at Crestview High School please contact Athletic Director, Tim Kuhn. Saturday, Dec. 2 - Crestview Junior Classic (Middle School), and Saturday, Dec. 9 - Crestview Cougar Classic (Varsity).

Please stay up to date with all the changes by visiting our school webpage, and also by following us on Twitter @CrestviewAD, or through the Remind Messaging System - @crestviewa. We look forward to your continued support for Crestview Athletics. If you were honored as an All-OHIOIAN and your picture is not posted at HS commons, please contact Tim Kuhn, AD, at 419-859-1700, ext. 19401.

The End-of-Course Exam will be administered December 5-12, for any student who scored below proficient on one or more tests. The order of the testing will be:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 - English/Language Arts Part I;
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 - English/Language Arts Part II;
  • Friday, Dec. 8 - Algebra;
  • Monday, Dec. 11 - Geometry; and,
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Biology and any make-ups.

The sophomore class will be visiting Pioneer Career and Technology Center on January 23, 2018. This visitation will give students the opportunity to see three programs of interest and obtain information about college credit earned through Pioneer programs.

ACT registration is done online at www.act.org. Testing dates are December 9, February 10, April 14 and June 9. Prospective CCP students wishing to attend Ashland University, OSU-M or NCSC will need to take the ACT by the April 14 date.

College Credit Plus (CCP) gives students in grades 7-12 the chance to earn high school and college credit simultaneously by taking courses at area colleges. The MANDATORY meeting for interested parents of 6-11 graders will be on February 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Area colleges/universities will explain the requirements needed to attend their institution. If your child is currently a CCP student your attendance is still required.

Seniors... It’s not too late to begin your post-secondary educational plans. Check college website to see application deadlines. Also, don’t forget to pick up the monthly scholarship packet that contains the most recent scholarship opportunities.

Summer Recap 2017 by Sierra May... During the last few months members of the Crestview FFA had a busy summer. Starting off we had three members attend Camp Muskingum’s first session. Camp Muskingum, located in Carroll County Ohio, works to help members in FFA create friendships, promote leadership in members and help the campers grow as members in the FFA. Members, Leo Ringler, Allene Watson and Sierra May, came back reporting of all the fun they had at FFA camp. Camp Muskingum offered an array of different activities for the campers ranging from paintball, archery to even boating. The camp still continued to teach the members all while having lots of fun. During the rest of the summer numerous members in the chapter also attended the Richland County Fair. Many of the members placing in their separate classes. The chapter also hosted their summer picnic for the upcoming and current members in the chapter. The picnic offered a way for the new members to meet some people in the chapter.

Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Motter... On Tuesday, July 25, the Crestview FFA Chapter held their annual summer picnic to introduce new FFA members and their families to the Crestview FFA Chapter and provide a calendar of events for the next school year. Parents, current members and new members all participated in a potluck meal before all the evening's events. Mr. Albright addressed the parents and guardians about what FFA is and the hard work and dedication that is required of both to be a successful FFA member at home and in the classroom. Meanwhile the members played several games, most involving water balloons, with the FFA officer team and other FFA members. These activities allowed for upcoming members to meet current members and learn more about FFA. An FFA Alumni meeting followed where attendees could learn about the
activities and projects supported by the local FFA Alumni chapter.

2017 Richland County Fair by Elizabeth Motter and Sierra May

The Crestview FFA had many members show at the Richland County Fair throughout the week of August 6th. On Monday, August 7th members showed Dairy and Beef Feeder Calves; Sierra Schaffer received 1st in showmanship in her class. In the weight classes, Kayona LaForest got 1st and 2nd, Elly Motter received 2nd and 3rd for her Dairy Feeder Calf, Kaitlyn Hunt was awarded 3rd, Allene Watson got 4th, and Jay Oswalt received 2nd and 4th. Also, showing a Dairy and Beef Feeder Calf were Lillian Kinstle, Carley Campo, Leo Ringler, Molly Ardis, Emma Ardis, Justin Bond, Ervin Fussner, Jackson Forman, Savannah Stuart, Cailyn Rogers, Kathy Lehman, and Brynn Witmer. Kenzie Workman and Maddy Workman both showed hogs, along with Eden McFarland who received 1st and 6th.  During the fair many members also worked in the Crestview FFA Steak Trailer to raise money for the Crestview FFA Alumni. The Crestview FFA chapter had a successful week at the Richland County Fair.