National FFA Week: Sowing the seeds for a better tomorrow

President Brooke Bell leads the chapter meeting in access on Wed., Feb. 22. Junior Caeden Pierce (left) is the chapter’s Sentinel Officer.

Payton McMillin

The David City FFA Chapter recognized National FFA week Mon., Feb. 20 through Fri., Feb. 24.

“National FFA week occurs for the purpose to promote the FFA organization, whose motto is premier leadership, personal growth, and personal success. National FFA week brings awareness and appreciation of the agricultural industry,” David City FFA Advisor Jenny Kocian stated.

Before school on Mon., Feb. 20, a handful of David City FFA members welcomed students with candy by all entrance doors, hoping to capture the attention of potential members for the 2017-18 school year.

Members then visited the elementary and promoted the annual poster contest on Tuesday. The students were judged on how well they were able to incorporate agriculture into their visual.

Members showed off their official blue jackets Wednesday as they walked the halls proudly wearing official dress. The requirement of official dress was adopted in 1933. When participating in any District or State events, members are required to wear the clean-cut uniforms.  For many years, ladies were required to wear black skirts. It wasn’t until this year that girls were allowed to wear slacks at official competitions.

On Thursday, members were asked to support the David City Chapter by wearing the 2016-17 chapter T-shirts. “Sowing the seeds for a better tomorrow” is showcased on the back of the T-shirt, stating that members are building the foundation to enhance the future of agriculture.

During access Friday, a school-wide Kahoot was held. Treats provided by the FFA were delivered to the winning team of Spanish Teacher Teri Messerer’s access the following Monday.

“I think there is going to be some great young leadership from junior high members that will become freshman in the 2017-2018 school year that will be dedicated and have previously found time to commit to the organization” Kocian noted. 

The David City FFA Chapter qualifiers will travel to the Pinnacle Bank Arena Apr. 5-7 to compete in the State competition.