Taylor Butler – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last week the LRHS FFA celebrated National FFA week by having a week filled with learning and bonding opportunities amongst the members.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 the LRHS FFA started the week by holding a chapter meeting and chili cook off.

Wednesday, Feb. 21 was a degree workshop that helped teach in applying for degrees in the National FFA organization.

Thursday, Feb.  22 was the annual Ag Olympics a night filled with activities, food, and fun.

Friday, Feb. 23 was the final day of National FFA week and is traditionally known as spirit day between FFA members, who typically go all out to see who has the most spirit.

Active FFA member Andrea McPherson, sophomore, explained how much fun it is to celebrate National FFA week, “My favorite part has always been the Ag Olympics it is always a fun filled night.”

Long time FFA member junior Shelby Persails has her own favorite event, “The Ag Olympics is always fun, but the chili cook-off has always been my favorite time of National FFA week.”

LRHS FFA alumni member David Barton believes there is something for everybody in FFA, “I believe FFA is a great opportunity for anybody and everybody, even if you are not into farming there are career development and public speaking events there is a little bit of something for everybody.”

Anyone interested in joining FFA can visit an adviser in room 914.

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