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Fun in FFA Week

A picture from the November FFA meeting, where members were making hand turkey’s. (Anya Singhal)

Future Farmers of America is a club at Denmark aligning with the Vet Science Pathway that includes working with the animals at the barn and members also have the opportunity to compete for various awards in their field. This club is unique from the others in the ways they promote member involvement and engagement with their famous FFA Week. The highly anticipated FFA Week is coming for the members of the club, and the officers could not express more excitement for the upcoming event. This week is not only a high spirited and fun activity to participate in, it has a meaning that goes beyond all of that. It provides club members with a sense of unity and pride for their club, as well as bonding with other members throughout the span of the week. 

FFA Week allows for its members to come together and participate in various activities such as “Wear Blue Day” and different social media involvement. Senior officer, Mckenzie Souder says, “FFA Week connects members and can make the chapter feel proud of who they are and what they have accomplished.” FFA goes far beyond the Vet Science pathway and working in the barn. Members compete in competitions with projects they have worked on all year. This year, Denmark FFA won first place in the nation at their National competition in Indianapolis. 

FFA Week is just a glimpse into what the club entails. Junior officer, Nicole Zeiter, says FFA Week gives members, “the chance to explore everything FFA has to offer and allows members to bond.” In being such a large club at Denmark, FFA Week emphasizes the importance of its members and all they add to the club.

“It provides club members with a sense of unity and pride for their club, as well as bonding with other members throughout the span of the week.”

National FFA Week is February 17-24 and is a great time for “chapters around the nation to celebrate FFA and its impact on the community.” Mckenzie adds that, “FFA week requires a lot of planning in order to decide how we will be participating in the theme each day.” With the whole nation participating in FFA Week, it is vital that the event is well organized and planned properly to ensure an enjoyable week for the members in the club. Nicole says, “FFA Week allows us to raise awareness about FFA’s role in the future of agriculture and how it could better impact our lives.” 

An image of FFA officers at UGA’s Harvest on the Hill, where they got hands on experience with Animal Science professors. (Anya Singhal)

With FFA’s mission statement being, “providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education,” students and club sponsors work to educate students on the topic through a week of heavy involvement centered around the club. FFA works to give students as much hands-on experience as possible before going out into the field to grow their confidence, and Denmark FFA exceeds this standard with flying colors. With an on-site barn with countless animals, and experienced professionals in the field aiding and guiding students on their journey, Denmark FFA is steps above the rest. 

With FFA Week coming up in a few weeks, members of FFA in both the Denmark community and nationally are strongly encouraged to participate to show their appreciation and pride for the club and all that it has to offer to the community. FFA is improving the community one day at a time and it starts with the students at Denmark who are eager and ready to learn and educate themselves and others on the importance of agriculture. 

Stay connected with FFA Week and other FFA events on social media to see all of the activities and events the club offers and have planned for students to enjoy. This is only the beginning for the FFA program at Denmark, as they have already made a lasting impact in the nation’s chapter of FFA. 

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Katelyn Mills, Staff
Since walking through the Denmark doors, I was flooded with new opportunities. My life changed by starting a new sport, joining new clubs, and meeting new people. Denmark has given me the ability to make so many of my dreams a reality as a high schooler. I spend my mornings at FCA, school days student teaching, and afternoons out on the lacrosse field and I’ve been happier than ever. As I begin my Junior year, I am looking forward to the experiences this year will bring. 
Anya Singhal, Editor-in-Chief
The barn is my second home with its dark tan facade, the outside glistening in the bright sun as I push the slightly broken doors open, the sound of our animals filling my ears. A smile rises on my face. Through all of the loud noises, though, I need moments of silence, which resonate with the sounds of typing keys of my work, ranging from fantastical stories to journalistic work. As editor-in-chief, working on Denmark High School’s newspaper is one of numerous pieces that I’ve been passionate about, and I hope to continue sharing stories with those who wish to fill their silence.

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