Conestoga’s FFA Chapter took part in National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24.
Members started off the week with Career Day and Greenhand Day. The chapter members came in before school to paint their hands green and put their handprint on a poster with their signature. This poster showed both the past and future recipients of the Greenhand Degree. On Wednesday, it was Western Day and Staff Appreciation Day. Early on Wednesday morning, chapter members came to school early to cook breakfast burritos for all of the staff members. Students came to school dressed up in their best Western clothes.
Thursday was Drive Your Tractor to School Day or Ford vs. Chevy Day. Although school got canceled that day, students were planning on dressing up for whatever side they stood with —Ford or Chevy!
Friday was Blue and Gold Day. Any student who wore blue or gold clothes could stop by the agriculture classroom to get a piece of candy from the adviser and teacher, Seth Burge. The late start on Friday caused us to postpone our pep rally until Tuesday, so by Tuesday morning the chapter was ready to go with the events that had been planned.
This pep rally was planned and put on by the chapter’s Strengthening Agriculture Committee, headed by the co-chairs Jennifer Sedlacek and Jordan Slafter.
Throughout the past week, FFA members raised money by having a pie-in-the-face contest. Students would put money in a teacher’s jar based on who they wanted to see get a pie in the face at the pep rally. The winner was Mr. Swantek, and this helped raise money for the FFA Chapter.
There was also a trivia contest, where representatives from each grade were sent down to face off in matches of agriculture related trivia. The sophomores won this game. Another fun game chapter members organized was a farm relay race. Teams were put together and each person had to complete a set of activities. They had to successfully rope a chair, barrel race around cones and carry a bucket full of grain. Overall the pep rally was a successful way to end the week!
Conestoga’s FFA Chapter was involved in FFA Week, and we put on a variety of activities students enjoyed.