WEST ALEXANDRIA — Twin Valley South MVCTC FFA President Chyann Kendel and Treasurer Preston Glander updated the TVS Board of Education on recent FFA activities during a meeting on Monday, Sept. 25.
The chapter went to an officer retreat in Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. According to Glander, the officers used the time to plan out their activities for the school year and got to know each other better. Kendel added, they were able to participate in a break-out session — which they were successful at.
As for other learning experiences, FFA Camp was held in June and the chapter had six members attend. They held a summer cookout to meet with new members as well.
“Every year every student has to have an SAE, which is a Supervised Agricultural Experience,” Kendel informed the board. “SAE can range from job placement to entrepreneurship. This gets 2.5 of credit for students. They have to get evaluated for it during the summer.”
According to Kendel, this can include working on cars to participating in the Preble County Fair. She added, the chapter had a successful year at the fair, with many of their members on the PC Fair Royalty Court and several more placing well with their animal projects.
TVS MVCTC FFA also volunteered at the Bistro at Eagles Point and at the Preble County Pork Festival, serving food at the short order line. A combined number of 125 hours was volunteered by chapter members.
The students have also begun to recognize their “Supporter of the Month,” and selected Marcie Glander for September.
“We came up with this idea, because there are a lot of people who do a lot for us,” Kendel said. “In the past we have only recognized them at the banquet, so this is a way to pull out people during the year we want to make sure don’t get forgotten. Our supporter for this month was Marcie Glander, because she is always chaperoning and going the extra mile to make sure we have what we need.”
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