The Black River FFA Chapter celebrated FFA Week Feb. 20-23. To start the week off, the chapter sponsored a “dress up” Spirit Week for grades 9-12 to encourage all students to participate in celebrating the National FFA’s establishment. Throughout the week, the chapter planned several events such as Agricultural Trivia to include the entire student body and educate everyone about agriculture.
On Tuesday, students were encouraged to wear green clothing to school for Greenhand Day. Wednesday, was the Rising Sun Day and students wore beach apparel. On Thursday, students wore red, white, and blue in honor of America and the Reporter who is stationed by the Flag, and to end the week Friday, students wore farm apparel as the Vice President is stationed by the plow. Student participation was tallied each day during Pirate Block, and the winners were entered into a drawing. Five students from each grade level received a prize.
In addition, the Staff Appreciation Breakfast was held on Thursday. The students arrived bright and early to prepare and serve breakfast to more than 30 staff members in the agricultural education room. Students also made breakfast casseroles and delivered them to the elementary and middle schools, the bus garage and to the board of education. Additionally, on Thursday, high school and middle school students also enjoyed an FFA emblem hunt. Any student who found an FFA emblem received ice cream during lunch.
Over at the BREC, the Chapter also sponsored an FFA Week coloring contest for PreK-5th grade students. Over 250 students participated in the competition. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Preschool – James O’Connor; Kindergarten – Alexis Wade; First Grade – Caleb Howard; Second Grade – Ryle Howard; Third Grade – Kristen Mrakuzic; Fourth Grade – Mason Simcox ; and Fifth Grade – Olivia Szmania. Each student received a Black River FFA bag and a lunch box or a stuffed animal.
Thank you to everyone that participated. Throughout the week, all FFA members had a great time celebrating yet another year of the world’s greatest youth and largest youth organization.