Olympia FFA celebrated National FFA Week on February 24th through the 28th. They took time throughout the week through assemblies and activities to tell Olympia High School students what FFA is and the opportunities it creates for the members. The chapter’s officers planned a wide variety of activities for students to participate in throughout the week, ranging from dress up days to team relays. Throughout the week the dress up days included American day, Red (Case IH) or Green (John Deere) day, on the farm day, goin’ huntin’ day, and FFA day. Three classes with the most students who dressed up throughout the week won an ice cream party for their class. Along with the ice cream party, the class with the most students who participated won Pinky’s (ice cream) coupons!
During lunch time, students were able to participate in games such as giant tic-tac-toe and take turns judging livestock classes. There was also a truck judging contest on Tuesday, a FFA member and staff breakfast on Thursday, and drive your tractor to school day on Friday. The breakfast on Thursday was made to show appreciation to the Olympia staff and FFA members for their year-round support and participation. FFA advisor, Bryce Hoffman, and the Olympia officer team ended the week with an all school assembly. During the assembly there was a pig-calling contest, multiple relays and competitions, and a group of students were selected to kiss a pig! Logan Wheeler, a junior at Olympia, won the pig-calling contest. When asked about the Friday assembly, senior Alyssa Casey stated, “My favorite thing we did was the pig-calling contest. It was a good assembly to end my senior FFA week!” A big thank you to our supporters in the community, Pinky’s in Tremont, Olympia High School staff, teachers, and all the students who participated in the week’s activities!