MASON COUNTY — The blue and gold jackets will be out in full force Saturday for FFA Week.
According to Sam Nibert, an FFA advisor for Mason County Schools, there are around 75 students involved in FFA at Point Pleasant, Hannan and Wahama high schools. All of these students will have an opportunity to participate in FFA Week activities that will include the following:
Sunday — Church Service to Kick off FFA Week at 10 a.m., Evans Church of God. Monday — Drive Your Tractor to School/Tractor Brand Clothes Day, and booth at the PPJ/SHS Community Dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday — Muck Boot and Camo Day. Wednesday — Flag Raising Ceremony at 9 a.m., Dress like a Farmer Day, and Ag Olympics. Thursday — Dress Like Your Advisor Day. Friday — Blue and Gold Day. Saturday — Booth at Southern States in Point Pleasant and Yauger Farm Supply in Southside to promote FFA.
This week, Superintendent Jack Cullen met with FFA student to sign a proclamation announcing FFA Week in Mason County at the Mason County Career Center. Attending the signing were FFA Officers President Erin Kidwell, Vice President Kaithlyn Dunn, Sentinel Kelly Belcher, Secretary Emily Keefer, Reporter Hannah Taylor.
Also attending the proclamation signing were Cheryl Moore, principal of the Mason County Career Center, Georgia Thornton, assistant to the superintendent/curriculum and instruction, Nibert and Timothy Kidwell, an FFA advisor. Erin Kidwell read the proclamation aloud to students gathered for the signing ceremony.
Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday.
National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. It’s a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day.
Some information for this article found at www.ffa.org.
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