FFA celebrates national week with ice cream, cowboy boots, and fun

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Mrs. Beachy

Everyone dressed up for camo day.

by Ashton Uzarowski , Reporter

From February 19 to 26, it was  national FFA week. FFA went all out this year with entertaining events.  The group is  more than farming. FFA consists of horticulture, veterinary skills, and agriculture mechanics, too. There are many schools in the U.S. that have FFA chapters, and LHS made FFA week  memorable.  

On Tuesday the 22nd, the FFA  hosted  “Anything but a backpack day.” That means the students could  bring anything but a backpack to hold their school supplies. They might bring a shopping cart or a wagon to be creative.

Madison Umberger  carried a blue bucket. She said,” she just wanted to be different and bring something no one else would bring   

On Wednesday the 23rd, FFA had  a “Western Day.” Western day is where the students wore cowboy stuff including their hats, boots and many other things. 

On Thursday the 24th it was  “camo day”. all of the student wore their hunting gear. LHS has a lot of hunters so this was a popular day  .

Marshall Stephens with his book bag for the first day of FFA week.

On the last day Friday the 25th, FFA hosted “Freedom Day” and that is where all of the school wore American gear and showed off their red white and blue.

Mrs. Pat Beachy has been an FFA teacher for 26 years. She always  wanted to teach agriculture, and she grew up on a dairy farm and was active in FFA and 4-H.

Beachy said, “I liked the opportunities that 4-H and FFA gave me. I have a strong passion about agriculture and teaching others about agriculture. I also enjoy working with the youth. My favorite part of teaching agriculture classes is the kids’ expressions when they learn something in vet class or horticulture class. I also enjoy watching them learn life skills in class and how to apply those skills outside of class, with working and taking care of animals and learning how to make flower arrangements.”

Marshall Stephens is a part of the  FFA chapter as a Greenhorn, which is a first year member. Stephens, who participates in all FFA events, said, “I enjoy building my talking and social abilities. I also enjoy being able to hang with my friends. The family that FFA created and the bond has made FFA so fun it is like family. 

All students who participated were entered into a drawing for FFA apparel and/ or beef  sticks.