by: Stephanie Glass, Chapter Reporter
Monday, February 18 marked the beginning of a very special week for FFA members around the nation. The week of February 18 was FFA Week, a week celebrated by The National FFA Organization in which FFA is promoted throughout schools and communities, while members appreciate the organization of which they are a part. Zane Trace FFA Chapter celebrated FFA week with contests during lunch, a bowling trip, FFA Trivia during school, a radio interview, and even a Harlem Shake video.
FFA was promoted throughout the community on Monday, when members of the Zane Trace FFA Week Committee shared information about FFA Week and the chapter’s activities in an interview on WBEX radio station. Tuesday through Thursday, while school was in session, the FFA shared their fun with the rest of the school. Activities included contests at lunch such as pie eating, potato sack races, and relay races. In addition, FFA was promoted throughout the school with agricultural trivia questions made on the announcements each day.
Thursday was the big day of celebration for the chapter. Members met in the shop after school to make their own version of the Harlem Shake video, which is a popular dance video that has gone viral on the internet. Zane Trace’s version of the Harlem Shake featured members clad in blue and gold jackets, and Zane Trace FFA’s very own chickens. After members completed the video, they headed to Shawnee Lanes for some bowling, bonding, and pizza. This activity allowed members to get to know each other and become more involved.
“I think FFA week is important because it kind of recruits other students in the high school and shows them that we do fun things in the FFA,” said Beau Bilek, head of Zane Trace’s FFA Week Committee.
This year’s FFA week celebrations were a huge success, and generated much excitement within Zane Trace’s FFA Chapter and school. FFA Week is an opportunity for Zane Trace to show others that FFA is not only about agriculture, it is also about leadership, and lots of fun!