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Cavaliers Celebrate FFA Week

Mr. Adcock looks on as students devour the challenge of the Cake Eating Contest.

The CHS FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 20-27, 2010. Lead Out Loud (LOL) was the theme this year as members pledged to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More than half a million members around the nation participated in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.

As a part of National FFA Week, Cuthbertson members planned the following special events:
• Monday - FFA Spirit Day - Blue & Gold or FFA Shirt
• Tuesday - Teacher Breakfast
• Wednesday - Guess How Many M&Ms Are in the Jar
• Thursday - FFA Lunch
• Friday - Cake Eating Contest During Lunches
• Monday – Friday - Ag Facts of the Day in Daily Announcements

The focus of National FFA Week is to tell the community and the country about the great opportunities available through FFA. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills, as well as preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.

FFA members have opportunities to attend national leadership conferences, start their own businesses, and apply for awards and scholarships. Through classroom instruction and hands-on learning, agricultural education and FFA are making a positive difference in the lives of students.

FFA members are our future engineers, scientists, teachers and producers. One of every five Americans is employed in the food, fiber and natural resources industries, and FFA members are preparing for one of those 300 careers in agriculture.

For more information about National FFA Week, visit www.ffa.org/ffaweek or contact Mr. Dustin Adcock with the Cuthbertson FFA Chapter.

Written by: Paula White
Posted: Mar 01, 2010 by Paula White

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