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National FFA week celebrated at Wauneta-Palisade School PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 February 2012 18:21

The Wauneta-Palisade FFA team is celebrating national FFA week. Team members include at front from left; Nicole Strand, Tailor Lee, Tayler Nordhausen, Cassidy Rathe, Sheyla Christner, Mr. Dan Andrews. Back row from left; Tyrel Kerchal, Tyler Knotts, Landon Jutten, John Christner. Not pictured, Donald Hunt.

 

By Amy Straub

The Wauneta Breeze

 

FFA week gives members a chance to teach others about agriculture.

During the week, chapters around the nation host teacher appreciation breakfasts, conduct ag olympic competitions, speak to the public about agriculture, volunteer for community service projects and much more.

The week of George Washington’s birthday was designated as National FFA Week in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. FFA Week always runs from Saturday to Saturday, and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday.

The letters FFA stand for Future Farmers of America; however, in 1988 the official name of the organization was changed from Future Farmers of America to The National FFA Organization to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture.

After speaking with Mr. Dan Andrews, the FFA sponsor, the FFA team planned to celebrate with several events, including a teacher appreciation day for the teachers. Today the Wauneta-Palisade FFA students will travel to Curtis to participate in a district contest. Friday the group is having a barbecue for its members. The FFA members have had a really busy week of celebration.

This week is a very important week for the FFA. As quoted by Mr. Andrews on the team, “The FFA members do much for the school such as showing the true FFA colors, being professional, and showing school spirit all while being supportive as a team of members.”

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 18:23