National FFA Week at MMCRU Schools

Thursday, March 8, 2018
(Photos contributed)

The MMCRU FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week February 17-24 by hosting and participating in several different events with students at MMCRU Schools. National FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members with a passion for agriculture participated in activities at local, state and national levels. High School students participated in a “Pass the Pig Scavenger Hunt” where the students had to find the pig in a teacher’s classroom. They were to take a selfie with the pig to receive a prize. High School students also wore official dress on Tuesday, February 20 and agriculture-related hats on Wednesday, February 21. Sub-Districts took place at Lawton-Brownson on Tuesday, February 20, where FFA students competed in agriculture leadership events. Results were for that night were the following: Megan Loutsch - Job Interview (Gold: advance to Districts); Leah Henderson - Public Speaking (Gold: advance to Districts); Katie Bush - Extemporaneous Speaking (Silver: alternate to Districts); Mattie Tucker - Ag Sales (Silver); Victoria Ross - Ag Broadcasting (Bronze); Britney Specht - Chapter Test (Silver); and Racheal VanMannen - Greenhand Quiz (Gold). The Middle School also got to participate in the FFA Week with a Farmly Feud game. The eighth grade class ended up winning against the seventh grade class in this game. Both Remsen and Marcus Elementary Schools participated in a Coloring and Writing Contest. Preschool through second graders colored an image and third and fourth graders had to answer the question, “What would you thank a farmer for?”. Winners from each grade for those contests include the following: TK and Preschool - Ryder Youde; Kindergarten - Preston Busch; First grade - Kendra Hunt; Second grade - Kolden Wilson; Third grade - Tia Tentinger; and Fourth grade - Allissa Rupp.