Officers of the Shawano FFA joined the WTCH Breakfast Club earlier this week
This week FFA chapters across the country are celebrating National FFA week, celebrated with fun activities and events all week long. It also serves as a great opportunity for fundraising.
“Our leaders can provide opportunities to go see new things throughout the FFA,” said Bryce the Sentinel for the Shawano FFA. “[Events like the] national convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. FFA chapters from all over the nation come to this one big hall to discuss all the stuff that’s happening within the FFA. We have speakers that come in and it’s just a cool opportunity.”
Students involved in the FFA have taken on new roles within the organization, which no longer is referred to as Future Farmers of America, rather those involved learn more leadership skills. Other fundraisers from the Shawano FFA will be a teddy bear toss coming up during Thursday’s Shawano Hawks basketball game and the 4th annual Alumni FFA Wild Game Feed.
At the feed, they have silent and live auctions and include animals, such as raccoon, bear, alligator, salmon, and others. Tickets for the Wild Game Feed are sold out for this Saturday, which bodes as good news for the FFA’s fundraising efforts.
They also recently held a successful donkey basketball night earlier. National FFA Week serves to bring awareness that students have the opportunity to participate in various leadership activities, competitive events, contests, and educational field trips.
National FFA Week is also being celebrated by students in Clintonville, where they’ve held events, such as dress up days, milk chugging contests, and a food drive.
Students are instructed to bring in non-perishable food items and place them in the box of the teacher of their choice. The teacher with the most items will have to “kiss a calf” at the end of the week.