Weekly Highlights – 08/08/16 – 08/12/16

A look at this week’s highlights (and bloopers!) on Wellsboro Home Page

 

by Home Page Staff - August 13-14, 2016

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section. (And don’t forget to watch until the end for bloopers!)
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MAKING THE CUT – MICHAEL PIETROPOLA
Football is arguably the most popular sport in the United States. Over one million high school athletes play football. Of those million, only 72,000 players compete at any collegiate level. That is only 6.7% of all high school football players. Today on Making the Cut we speak to Michael Pietropola – a 2015 graduate of Wellsboro High School who has gone on to play football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

Pietropola was an All-State quarterback and finished with a high school career stat line of 6,150 yards, 68 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. Pietropola was a part of a 10-0 Northern Tier League Championship team his junior year. This team changed the culture of Wellsboro Football that had been circling the bottom in previous years. “We changed Wellsboro Football. The winning transition is now alive in Wellsboro Football and I credit the (2013) team,” Pietropola stated.
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AG SPOTLIGHT – WELCOME TO THE FAIR
Hello and welcome to another agricultural spotlight feature on location at the Tioga County Fair in Whitneyville, PA. Today’s feature highlights the opening day events and activities on Sunday, August 7, 2016 as vendors, exhibitors and volunteers begin entering their entries. Judging of some exhibits began on Saturday or are being judged today. Join me as we go on a ‘walk about’ the fairgrounds and see some of the livestock judging in progress and a sneak peak at what’s to come. Don’t forget to check out the Antique Tractor yard – Watch today’s feature to hear more!
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TIOGA COUNTY FAIR 2016 – POULTRY SHOW
The Tioga County Fair is something many people look forward to each year as a way of bringing the community together to enjoy a week filled with a variety of activities for everyone. This year, the fair is held from August 8th-13th. On Monday, August 8, the 4-H & FFA Poultry Show took place at the Whitneyville Fairgrounds.

The competition consisted of four showmanship divisions: Youth, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. The first and second place winners in each category advanced to the final round, where Morgan Roy was awarded Grand Champion, and Sam Weir was awarded Reserve Grand Champion.
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IT’S ALWAYS A “GOAT” TIME AT THE FAIR
There is no “kidding” around at the goat showmanship show at the Tioga County Fair!
Melanie Berndston, an FFA advisor for the Grand Canyon FFA chapter at Wellsboro High school, spoke about the importance of raising animals and being a part of the FFA.
“This is a great project for them to participate in to see if they may be interested in an agricultural field when they grow up. They are exposed to a lot of career areas by being involved in the FFA.

Kaycee Kaltenbach and her goat placed first in the showmanship competition. “Goats are so friendly and they are so fun to work with,” Kaltenbach said. Kailyn Judlin has been showing goats at the fair for six years. “My family has goats. I have always liked goats and they are all unique,” Judlin said. Emily Starkweather’s family owns goats and her older sister always showed goat so she figured “Why not give it a try myself.”
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FAMILY DAY FAIR FUN FOR ALL!
Hello everyone and welcome to Wellsboro Home Page! Today we feature family day at the fair! Family Day provides families an opportunity to bond and enjoy the fair at an affordable rate with lots of learning opportunities, giveaways, unlimited rides, and fun! Correspondent, Morgan Koziar had the opportunity to speak with the Tioga County Fair Director, Samantha Wilson. Sam explained the importance of coming to our immense agricultural fair, and why the Tioga County Fair is so near and dear to her heart.
The Tioga County Fair celebrates its 50th anniversary! Along with celebrating a special milestone, the fair also commemorated married couples who met at the Tioga County Fair! Three ladies Christie Blackwell, Joyce Butler, and Jennifer Butler reflected on their first encounters with their spouses at the fair! Thank you for joining us! We hope you have enjoyed our team’s coverage this year at the Tioga County Fair! Remember, It’s all right here on Wellsboro Home Page.

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Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by Laurel Health Centers, Akiko’s

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