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FFA members show dedication to fall activities


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Rain or shine, FFA members show their dedication to agriculture. Cedar Springs FFA held their annual Fall “Drive Your Tractor to School Day” on September 30. The men and women braved the storm to participate in their favorite event. Over 15 members drove their tractors to school that Friday. Those who drove received a complimentary breakfast featuring FFA made syrup and will be receiving a free t-shirt for participating. Drive Your Tractor to School Day is among the favorite events the club puts on throughout the year.

n-ffa2Along with braving the storm on Friday, many members were also out in the elements Saturday morning, October 1, to make last minute preparations to finish the Red Flannel Day float. With a lot of help through the two weeks prior, the float turned out wonderfully. Red Flannel Day was an exciting opportunity to get members involved with one of the oldest festivals around, with the Cedar Springs FFA chapter being only six years younger than the festival. Thank you to all members who participated in Drive Your Tractor to School Day, and those who worked especially hard on the Red Flannel Day float. Everyone knows that tractors are one of the most distinguishable tools in agriculture; they are staple in many of the FFA’s activities like Harvest Day.

n-ffa1On October 14, the club hosted Harvest Day—a day dedicated to agriculture—for the second grade students at Beach Elementary. While fall is typically associated with picking apples, corn mazes, and celebrating the new season, the club took this time to celebrate agriculture, educate, and have fun with tomorrow’s agriculturists. Each class was picked up by tractor and hay wagon, where they climbed aboard to travel to the corn maze. A big thank you goes out to the tractor drivers, David Schoenborn and Nathan Schoen, for keeping the students safe and smiling while traveling to and from school. Pictures soon followed as the second graders got broken into small groups; each FFA member helper on the wagon was assigned four students to lead. The high school helpers found small groups allowed them to talk and learn more about the students in the short amount of time they had together. As each group entered the FFA corn maze and wandered to its exit, they received an apple and milk as a reward. As they munched their apple and drank their milk, they were able to tour an amazing children’s barnyard put on by FFA members with help from Brayden Bigney. By the smiles on each of their faces, it was evident they had a wonderful time in the maze and the barnyard. The Cedar Springs FFA put hours into planning and setting up this wonderful event. Thank you to to FFA chairperson Madison Strain for heading up the entire event. Each second grade class spent 45 minutes going through the rotation. Before they climbed back on the wagon, each student received a coloring book -it was put together by a club member- all about crops and animals. The smiles on the second grade students showed the success of the event. A big thank you goes out to all who helped and supported the event from around the school and community.

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FFA Celebrates end of a great year and starts another


By: Riley Ross

 

The Cedar Springs High School’s FFA organization was proud to throw the 69th Annual Awards Banquet in late April. The FFA leadership students for 2013-2014 Justin Davis-President, David Schoenborn-Vice President, Kevin DeCanter-Secretary, Nate Schoen-Reporter, John Spangenburg-Treasurer, Tyler Savickas-Sentinel, and Jeff Davis-Historian, took the opportunity to help make the amazing night happen. Many FFA members were honored and congratulated on winning top awards like the State Outstanding Junior award, Top Salesman, and Honorary FFA member.

To kick off the 2014-2015 year, the newly elected officers went to the Shack for their yearly meeting/get together to understand their responsibilities as officers. The new leaders are David Schoenborn-President, Erika Cardinal-Vice President, Riley Ross-Reporter, Nate Schoen-Treasurer, Jeff Davis-Sentinel, and Tyler Savickas as Historian.

With the arrival of spring, to show their Cedar Springs Country Pride, the FFA sponsored their annual “Drive Your Tractor to School Day” on May 9th. More than 15 students and members had a blast showing off their unique ride front of the school.  At the conclusion of the day the group paraded around the grounds before leaving for home.

UPCOMING FFA EVENTS:

May 23rd Dam Bike Ride – Join us for a trip down the Whte Pine to Rockford!

July 9th and 10th State Leadership Conference for Chapter Officers

July 15th FFA trip to Ag. Expo and State Tractor driving contest

July 16th Dairy judging contest

 

 

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