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This year, National Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky from October 30th- November 2nd. The convention helds FFA members from all over the nation whom met new friends and competed in several different competitions. Members who attended from Elk Grove FFA included Anthony Arellano, Asia Solano-Lim, Shelby Clifford, Jasmine Lowe, Malia Dietz, Sadie Whempner, Madison Albiani, Zaidee Shaw, and Miranda McCurry. Places were as following Sadie Whempner whom was awarded 2nd place for Advance Environmental Science Agriscience, Madison Albiani, and Miranda McCurry 2nd place Team Animal Science Agriscience Winner, Malia Dietz and Jasmine Lowe whom were awarded with silver in Environmental Science Agriscience Division, Asia Solano-Lim and Zadiee Shaw, whom were awarded with bronze in Plant Science Division for Agriscience, and the Farm Business Management team, whom received bronze. We are so proud of all members whom competed and can’t wait for next year’s event.
Past FFA events included Greenhand Leadership Conference held on October 1st . Here freshmen were treated to a day learning more about FFA and making goals for themselves. This is an all day event was held at Lodi High School and was filled playing games, calling chants and interacting with other members. The Football Achievement trip was held on November 2ndin UC Davis. This trip was reserved for the students who have the most activity points from the last year. Here they toured UC Davis’s Agricultural facilities and watched the Cal Poly vs Davis football game. The invitational for Best Informed Greenhand Contest was held on November 7th at 4pm in the cafeteria. Attending will give members the opportunity to receive an activity point and test their FFA knowledge. The Mandatory Parent Project Meeting was held on November 6th at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria. This meeting was mandatory for those who wished to raise an animal this year for their SAE project. The backup meeting was the next morning at 6:30 am in room F1. This meeting was mandatory for all members, if you did not attend you will not be able to raise an animal at the school farm this year. Freshmen and the Elk Grove Officer Team competed in the 2013 Opening/Closing Ceremonies competition held November 7th at Galt high School. There were several teams whom competed and results will be announced shortly.
Need FFA Acticities? Well make sure to attend or participate in these upcoming events!
Wreath Fundraiser- If you are raising an animal at the barns ot planning on attending various conferences, then we have good news. Elk Grove has an annual wreath selling fundraiser has begun! For every wreath sold members will receive ten dollars into their FFA account. This may be used towards fieldtrips, animals, jackets, or any other FFA use throughout the year. Wreaths are $25 each and pick up dates will be on December 6th at the school farm.
Elk Grove’s November Fundraising- Looking for extra activity points or want to help those in need? Well the Coats for Kids, Kids Can Food Drive, and the Eye Glasses Drive are all organizations that donates to those less fortunate. From November 4th through November 20th Ag classrooms will be taking donated cans, used or outgrown coats, or eye glasses glasses in order to give back to the community. Members will receive activity points or possible extra credit for the donations brought in.
November 13th- animal contracts go out through members Agricultural classes. Here students will be able to decide what animal they wish and the costs for each, as well as more fundraising opportunities given to students.
Personal Growth Conference- will be held on October 14th. Here members will attend workshops put on by Chapter Officers pertaining to Social, Emotional, or Professional growth in high school. Freshmen and sophomores have been invited to this event and will spend all day playing game, earning candy, and receiving lunch put on by the FFA Boosters. To attend this event make sure to have a form C signed and turned in to Mrs. Whyler by November 13th.
FFA Meeting- Mission: Awareness will be held on November 20th, in the cafeteria. Members are encouraged to come and enjoy a night they will never forget. Chapter Degree Ceremonies will be held at 6pm in the cafeteria and the official meeting will start at 6:30. We hope to see you all there!
As the year progresses keep checking the websites for monthly updates including the members of the months, new events, and any important new to keep our members involved and informed.
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Elk Grove High School Agriculture Department/FFA 9800 Elk Grove-Florin Road Elk Grove, CA 95624 916-686-7741