FFA Week was celebrated at Sloan-Hendrix the week of February 23-27. According to FFA reporter, Bailey Bradley, “FFA Week raises awareness among the student body about the mission of FFA and serves as an initiation for the Greenhands, the newly inducted members of the organization.” The weather caused school to be closed the previous week, so FFA students had to scramble to finalize a few details for the week long recognition. “It was a little hectic, but we managed to pull it off,” said treasurer Haley Lingenfelter. Events during the week included a pizza party on Tuesday and the Ag Olympics on Wednesday, featuring the egg toss, hay bale toss, and sack races. Thursday was the day for the annual petting zoo, definitely a favorite with elementary students. FFA members exhibited a menagerie of animals including horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, cattle, llamas, and goats. On Friday afternoon, members took part in a “rodeo” in the Ag building and gathered again in the evening for a get together and pot luck. Dress-up days during the week included camo day, official dress day, hat and boots day, and western day. The FFA also raised money by conducting a “Kiss a Llama” contest. Students placed money in jars on teacher’s desks. The teacher raising the most money had to kiss a llama at the end of the week. The honor went to Coach Grisham. Word is the llama is recovering nicely from the ordeal. FFA is sponsored by first year teacher Mr. Mason Hudson. “I thought the FFA Week went pretty well. It was definitely a great bonding time for myself and the members and I am looking forward to the rest of the year,” said Mr. Hudson.

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