FFA celebrates National FFA Week Feb.21-28
Springfield FFA celebrated with activities last week in observance of National FFA Week.
The celebration commenced with Activity Night for students in grades 7-12 Friday evening, Feb. 13. Volleyball and basketball were played in the gymnasium, there was beanbag toss in the lobby, and, later, music in the gymnasium and a movie, The Game Stands Tall, in the auditorium.
Approximately 200 students attended the activities. It was the best attendance at the celebration opener — this year sporting activities rather than a dance for grades 7-12.
The FFA conducted their monthly meeting the evening of Feb. 16, and held their annual Nintendo Wii Tournament following their business meeting. Aaron Beussman and Brad Berg won the tournament. Beussman was winner for second consecutive year.
Motivational Speaker Daniel K. Shannon spoke to students in grades 7-12 in a one-hour assembly on Tuesday. Shannon spent two hours with the FFA chapter following the assembly.
Wednesday, Feb. 18, was Tractor Drive-In-Day — and, true to form, it was a day with sub-zero temperatures. The FFA had one tractor and one lawn mower driven to school — a far cry from 13-14 that showed up on a milder February day several years ago.
Ag Relay was conducted among “sporting teams” Thursday in the gymnasium. Teacher Jeff Briard won the hotdog eating contest, downing six hotdogs in four minutes. The egg toss was won by Joe Pieschel and Ben Runck, who represented the SHS Speech Team. Amy Davis and Jordyn Menage, representing girls basketball team, created the best mummy with toilet paper wrapping.
The FFA wound up the week’s activities by serving an appreciation breakfast to parents and school staff Friday morning.