2010-04-15 / Local & State

FFA Participates In FFA Week

Recently, the McConnellsburg FFA participated in FFA Week. During this weeklong recognition of FFA chapters across the nation and increased awareness of the importance of agriculture in our life, McConnellsburg members hosted multiple events, including a pajama day, best dressed farmer day, best dressed in camouflage day as well as twin day. In order to participate, students either had to pay $1, which went to Haitian relief, or donate a can of food that benefited the local food basket.

Many FFA members participated in National Teach Ag Day. Those FFA members who chose to also participate created lesson plans and taught elementary school classes during their free periods. The age range of classes taught was kindergarten to fourth grade. Some of the topics of the lessons were parts of a cow and where does milk come from.

The FFA also hosted a coloring contest for elementary students in grades K- 2nd. The winners received prizes.

To finish off the week, the McConnellsburg FFA Officer Team held an assembly for all middle school students, giving them an idea about what FFA members really do.

“This is the most involved we have ever been in FFA Week,” stated Lucas Banks. “I think it turned out really well. The entire school participated, which showed how supportive of us that they are.”

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