By ESTHER ELLIOTT, Cardington FFA reporter
March 4, 2014
FFA chapters across the country celebrated National FFA week the third week of February.
It was in 1928 that FFA was moved to become an organization and it was that fall at the National FFA convention held in Kansas City, that it all began. Every year since then, FFA chapters across the state and nation celebrate in many different ways.
The Cardington FFA had activities all week long that involved all the students at Cardington High School. The first day, students in the agricultural classes competed in Olympic events that were timed or measured to see who was the best. Some of these events included the Nail Drive, Slurpy, Freeze Out, Board Slide, Pudding Slurp, Popcorn Toss, Pop Chug and many more. There were winners in each of the events and a winner in both the girls and boys divisions. Winners will each receive a food prize. Also, during the week, students wore hats, flannel and camo in tribute to the American farmers.
To say thank you to the teachers for supporting the FFA members all year long, the chapter officers prepared a special luncheon for them.
The final event the FFA members did during this week was to have students bring in money donations to raise money for Children’s Hospital. Students brought in over $1100 during the week long event and that will be donated.