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The week of Feb. 19-26 was designated as National FFA Week, and the Vandalia FFA chapter celebrated by hosting a variety of activities.
On Monday, all high school students were encouraged to support agriculture by wearing articles of clothing that were agriculturally related.
On Tuesday, several members of the chapter set up a display at the junior high, and VJHS students were given the opportunity to guess the number of corn kernels in a jar. One winner was selected in each grade, and those winners were: Levi Runkel, Warren Sawyer, Isaac Rau and Craig Spearman. Those students will receive lunch from McDonald’s, compliments of the FFA.
The annual teacher appreciation dinner was held on Wednesday, along with FFA shirt day.
Thursday was the muddiest truck and/or four-wheeler contest. Winners were Ryan Lash, Anthony Ward and Dalton “Lumpy” Forehand.
Friday was tractor day, and students were invited to drive tractors to school. Also on Friday was a kiss the goat contest.
During lunch all week, the FFA collected money for the kiss the goat contest. Teachers who had the most money donated from students were asked to kiss a goat during an assembly on Friday. The following teachers volunteered to participate: Jeremy Curll, Jason Clay, Todd Ehlers, Brianne Henry and Luke Hohlt. The students donated the most money to Ehlers; therefore, he was the lucky teacher to kiss the goat. All money raised will be used for the Vandalia FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund.
The goal of FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.