LEWISBURG — National FFA Week was recognized Saturday, Feb. 16-Saturday, Feb. 23 this year. The Tri-County North Miami Valley Career Technical (MVCTC) FFA Chapter celebrated the week in several ways.
This year, the FFA officers and members teamed up with eight classes in the elementary school to teach agriculture lessons to the students. That same day, FFA members cooked and served lunch to all the Tri-County North staff, teachers, and FFA members.
They also hosted an FFA petting zoo for grades K-12 held in the shop. After the elementary students enjoyed the petting zoo, they came into the classroom and had the chance to decorate blue and gold sugar cookies with FFA members.
“The FFA receives lots of support from the school, community, staff and students. The Administration at MVCTC and TCN has always supported the activities. We have received many thank you cards from the elementary and teachers thanking us for the fun activities,” FFA Advisor Charity McMullen said.
“It is important to honor FFA Week because FFA here at TCN is a serious student organization (FFA members here at TCN are over one third of the high student population) that can make a huge impact on our whole school and community. It allows kids to have fun and it includes all students and the community. FFA members enjoy working with the little students, showing off their animals, serving and giving thanks to their teachers and fellow FFA members.”
Chapter Secretary Samantha Nuse added, “I believe that National FFA week is important to be able to share with the community and others what we do. Also to encourage the younger generations to join FFA and learn more about agriculture.”
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