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FFA Activities

The MdCV FFA Chapter has been keeping busy this spring semester. The chapter participated in the East Central District Public Speaking Career Development at Spring Hill. Students that gave speeches were: Cole Lacey and Mary Ingle in the Creed Division with Cole placing 11th high individual, Wyatt Lingenfelter and Braden Reed in the Freshman Division, Bayleigh Lacey and Sadie McGowin in the Junior Division, and Frank Warner in the Extemporaneous Division and placing 14th high individual. The Agriscience class also competed in the Milk Quality CDE at Paola and finished 6th place in the contest and the Animal Science class competed in the Meats CDE placing 10th overall.  The chapter will also be competing in the Floriculture and Veterinary Science Career Development Events Wednesday, Feb. 27 in Louisburg.

Other activities included FFA Week activities with the chapter hosting KC Wolf to both the Elementary and Junior High/High School campuses. KC Wolf, Dan Meers spoke about the ABCs of Success, Attitude, Behavior and Character. All the students enjoyed his presentation. The chapter officers presented at the elementary classes in various agriculture related topics. Other activities included a scavenger hunt, staff breakfast, drive your tractor to school and a greenhand competition.

In March, we have scheduled the district selection where we will have 4 State Degree applicants and 2 district proficiency applicants. One of the main activities we will have this spring will be the Ag Awareness Day scheduled for Thursday, March 21 at the Melvern Fairgrounds. Elementary students will participate in rotational workshops presented by chapter FFA members. The event is scheduled for 1:30 pm. In April, the MdCV FFA Chapter will host its annual FFA Chapter Banquet held Thursday, April 11 in the Melvern Community Building.

Lastly, we would like to introduce and welcome, Cassandra Ebert, our student teacher for this semester. Ms. Ebert is a past agriculture student and FFA member at Rock Creek High School and is currently a student at Kansas State University. Ms. Ebert has already done a fantastic job with our students and look forward to her the rest of the year. She is currently teaching Horticulture I, Animal Science, Agriscience and Ag Leadership and Communications. We look forward to having her the rest of this school year.

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