RACINE —Members of the Southern High School FFA recently observed FFA week.
Feb. 18-22 was official FFA week. Schools all over the United States participate in this event.
At Southern Local, the FFA officers held many events throughout the week.
On Tuesday, everyone was to dress country for “country day.” At lunch, a hay bale toss was held, and whoever could throw it the farthest was declared the winner. Dakota Carnahan and Jeremiah Warden were the winners of the hay bale toss contest. Also, on Tuesday, FFA members, Ohio River Producers and officers served lunch to our staff to show our appreciation in supporting our chapter.
Wednesday was Drive Your Tractor to School Day and/or Wear Your Favorite Tractor Day.
Thursday was Bib, Boot and Hat Day. At lunch, a tire flipping contest was held. The goal was whoever could flip the tire to the finish line the fastest time, won the prize. Winners were Jeremiah Warden and Dakota Carnahan. FFA officers and members also went and visited Southern third graders to teach them agriculture lessons — what percent of our earth is farmable, the dairy industry, and students got the chance to make their own homemade ice cream.
Finally on Friday, it was National Blue/Corn Gold Day or Official FFA Dress. For lunch on Friday FFA scheduled a greasy pig relay. Students had to race with a greased melon (painted as a pig) and the fastest time won. Winners were Trenton Deem and Jordin Brannon.
Information submitted by Southern FFA Historian Danielle Icenhower.