April 12, 2024

Scenes from Southern FFA Week. Submitted photo.

Racine Southern Celebrates National FFA Week 2022

Information submitted by: Kylee Circle

RACINE, Ohio – The Racine Southern FFA recently oberserved National FFA with several activities.

National FFA week this year was observed Feb. 19-27. The observances give FFA members the opportunity to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. It is a time share FFA with the rest of the school as well at Southern Local. Every day of the week offered something different.

Chloe Smith, FFA member, said, “I was happy with the turnout this year and was happy with the participation from the whole school.”

Monday was all about social media and everyone in the community was asked to share their FFA pride and why they enjoy FFA.

Tuesday was America Day with students dressed in their red, white, and blue along with a game of cornhole. The cornhole games were held during the high school and junior high lunches.

Wednesday was camo day, where students dressed in their camo. They also played horseshoe toss at lunch, and the officers as well as some other members got to teach the third graders about agriculture. Some of the lessons included agricultual mechanics by building barns with spaghetti and marshmallows. Students were also taught about the dairy industry by making homemade ice cream. Lastly, students learned about soil layers and why the soil is good for our plants followed by a fun lesson of soil layers using different types of cereal. Students planted their own plants.

Thursday was flannel day and there was a game of lasso the cow during both lunches. Pop tabs were collected from all the classrooms. Pop tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. First grade, had the most pop tabs collected and won a donut party Friday.

Last day of FFA week was to wear FFA gear, where everyone wore the FFA apparel or corn gold/national blue (official FFA colors). FFA members held a staff appreciation breakfast, where they provided breakfast and snacks to all of the staff at Southern local. The breakfast was to show appreciation for everything the staff does all year. The events ended with a corn shucking contest at lunch.

The Freshmen Class of 2025 was the official Ag Olympics winners and will have their name engraved on the traveling trophy.

Overall members thought the week was a success. Many students learned more about FFA.