Beloit FFA Chapter observes National FFA Week / "I Can.........We Will" theme
BELOIT – The Beloit High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) celebrated National FFA week from Feb. 19-23 this year. The theme for FFA Week 2018 was “I can, we will,” which all 56 of Beloit members had the opportunity to participate in. There were various activities that members shared throughout the week.
On Monday, students painted hay bales across from the football field. These bales sat next to the road all week to promote the largest youth organization in the world, being FFA.
Tuesday, students that are first year FFA members, or Greenhands, had the opportunity to paint their hands green. This has been a tradition of Beloit FFA, which promotes the organization to other students. Greenhands had their hands painted all day, and said they received a lot of great questions from other students and adults.
On Wednesday, students had an early wake up call for the Stakeholder/Staff appreciation breakfast. Students arrived at the school at 5:30 a.m. to cook pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, toast and more. The Beloit chapter served a total of 94 people at their appreciation breakfast this year. They had two other events planned for Thursday and Friday, but due to weather, events had to reschedule the activities for a later date.
Next week, we will have an FFA Fun Night, which will give students an opportunity to have some fun and relax as a reward for the hard work they have done in FFA this year. Activities students will participate in are dodgeball, basketball, movies, video games and other leadership activities. The other activity being rescheduled is a day of ag industry tour in Manhattan. Fifteen students who signed up, and had enough FFA points, will attend these tours. Stops planned for the day include: Caterpillar Construction, Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit (KABSU), International Grains Program (IGP) and the K-State Feed Mill. Students attending will learn about perspective careers in each of these businesses, and have the opportunity to network with industry professionals.
FFA Week was very successful this year, and Beloit is excited for the activities that are still to come. As always, the students in FFA showed how responsible and respectful they are, as well as how much fun they can have. There are many more events to come this spring for Beloit FFA, and they are excited to share their successes with the community.
"Thank you for all you do for us during FFA Week, and the whole school year! "Beloit FFA, "I Can", "We Will"
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