Spring Cove Correspondent 

Central Cove FFA Banquet Honors Students, Retiring Advisor Tom Ritchey


Shown above are special award winners: (front row, from left) Mary Grill, Anna Longenecker, Marah Dickson, Danielle Heltzel, Kelsey Wenger, Norah Bechtel, Elyse Dilling, Brynn Miller, John Harker, Kasey Imler; (Second row, from left) Thad Brumbaugh, Rylee Stultz, Darcy Heltzel, Heather Brumbaugh, Ella Garner, Mason Benfer, Kaden Fisher, Sawyer Howard, Jon Edmundson, Jeff Hoenstine and Lacey Lynn.

Over 300 FFA student members, alumni, and parents packed the Central High School Auditorium to honor Tom Ritchey upon his retirement as ag instructor and Central Cove FFA Chapter advisor for the past 37 years at the May 19 annual Parent-Member Banquet.

Central Principal Stephanie Thompson came forward to thank Ritchey for his 37 years of dedicated service to the ag program.

"He inspired us to be better people and better educators," Thompson said. "He does so much more than teach. He is constantly working hard and inspiring others, a consummate professional. We are better off for having kn...

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