By Dani Sands, chapter reporter
The week of February 21 to 25 the Miami East FFA Chapter will be celebrating National FFA Week. The intention of the week is to celebrate FFA’s accomplishments while informing students, staff, and community members about the activities of the FFA.
Miami East FFA Chapter is proud of it’s over 50 years of success. Currently there are 83 FFA members countless activities at the local, state, and national levels. A favorite FFA activity is the annual Ag Day in which chapter members educate elementary students about where their food comes from. Another favorite is attending the National FFA Convention in October.
The chapter officers for 2011-12 are: President Angelina Henger, Vice President Meagan McKinney, Secretary Emily Johnson, Treasurer Amanda Bartel, Reporter Dani Sands, Student Advisor Corrine Melvin, Sentinel Jacob Eidemiller, and Chaplain Kendra Beckman. Their advisor is Mrs. Marie Carity.
The FFA has planned several activities for the week. They include raising money for Children’s Hospital of Dayton. They plan to have a kiss the pig competition through a money donation for five different staff members at the high school. The staff member that raises the most money will kiss a pig in front of the entire school. Also the FFA is coordinating a soybean guessing contest. Soybeans are the #2 crop grown in the United States with many uses from candy bars to vegetable oil. The closest guesser wins a “beany prize.”
On Tuesday the school’s spirit day is Boots Day. The Lunch Ag Olympics is a milk chugging contest, which is free for all students and staff. There will be a prize given. And, FFA members will attend a Leadership Night hosted by the Ohio FFA State Officers.
On Wednesday the school’s spirit day is camouflage or FFA T-shirt day. The Lunch Ag Olympics is a dizzy horse race.
The FFA spirit day for Thursday is a Hat Day. Students will donate $1 to Children’s Hospital in order to wear a hat to class. The Lunch Ag Olympics is a three legged feed sack race.
Friday’s spirit day is a Holey Jean day. Again, students can donate $1 for March of Dimes in order to wear holey jeans to class (no undergarments can show). The Lunch Ag Olympics is a corn hole tournament.
The Miami East FFA Chapter is appreciative of the staff, administration and community members that support their activities. Happy FFA Week!