Page 18 - TTMNSpring2024
P. 18

Career Pathways — Agriculture
        Page 18                                                                                                Electronic Edition:

                    FFA Busy Bees at GHEC

                                                                                                                   what they learned to the officer team and apply it
                                                                                                                   to better the chapter.
                                                                                                                       We  had  six  members  receive  a  free  FFA
                                                                                                                   jacket  through  the  MN  FFA  Foundation  Blue
                                                                                                                   Jackets Bright Futures application. Students sent
                                                                                                                   in an application about why they would like to
                                                                                                                   receive a jacket and what it would mean to them.
                                                                                                                       Our  members  have  been  making  holiday
                                                                                                                   cards on a monthly basis to the Lakeview Nursing
                                                                                                                   home residents. At the end of the school year a
                                                                                                                   group of students goes to meet the residents and
                                                                                                                   play bingo with them.
                                                                                                                       For  a  community  service  project,  we  had
                                                                                                                   members tie blankets at the January FFA meeting.
                                                                                                                   These blankets were delivered to the UHD hospi-
                                                                                                                   tal in Blue Earth.
                                                                                                                       The  Granada  Huntley  East  Chain  School
        Mrs. McKenzie Wagelie,              The  second  game  was  GHEC  FFA Alumni  &   had over 10 animals! We look forward to hosting   District  is  located  in  beautiful  South  Central
        GHEC Ag Ed Instructor / FFA Advisor  Supporters  vs  BEA  FFA  staff  &  parents.  The   this event for our elementary students again this   Minnesota. GHEC schools serve the communi-
        Granada Huntley East Chain School District  winners of each game played in the champion-  year on May 8th!  ties of Granada, Huntley, and East Chain as well
            Chartered  in  2020,  the  Granada  Huntley   ship game. This was an entertaining night with   Here are some highlights from this year:  as students from the Fairmont, Blue Earth, Win-
        East Chain School District (GHEC) FFA chapter   many laughs and memories for all participants   During FFA Week, some of the chapter offi-  nebago, Truman, Elmore, Welcome, and Delavan
        continues to grow with new members every year.   and attendees. The GHEC FFA chapter donated   cers  passed  out  FFA/Ag  themed  cookies  to  all   areas.
        Now in year 4, it is affiliated, meaning all stu-  their $2000 proceeds to Heaven’s Table in Fair-  middle  and  high  school  students  during  lunch.   As  a  small  community  school,  we  place
        dents enrolled in an Ag class are in FFA. With   mont, MN during Food Share Month in MN.  This is a way to show our members appreciation   a great emphasis on living the vision of being
        100 total members, the chapter is for students in   Each  year  the  GHEC  hosts  Baby Animal   for all their hard work in Ag classes and events.  “committed to excellence in technology, academ-
        grades 6-12. The chapter has 60 students who are   Day  for  our  elementary  school  students.   Three  of  our  chapter  members  earned  an   ics, leadership, and extracurricular activities” and
        active and participate in events and attend meet-  Members bring in their animals and share facts   award at the Region 7 Awards Banquet. Lylah   being a school “where everyone matters.”
        ings throughout the year.           and animal safety info with the kids. This allows   Becker received a plaque for winning 1st place
            The GHEC FFA chapter focuses on commu-  FFA members to show off their animals as well   in  her  Beef  Production  Placement  Proficiency
        nity service and student leadership. The chapter   as educate kids more about animals! Last year we   application  and  interview.  Lynsie  Salic  earned
                                                                                a  plaque  for  placing  3rd  place  individually  in
                                                                                the  Livestock  Evaluation  CDE  contest.  Jorvik
                                                                                Jensen earned his plaque for placing 2nd in the
                                                                                Extemporaneous Speaking LDE contest.
                                                                                   This year we had 4 members at the Region
                                                                                7  Interview  Day.  Two  senior  members,  Jorvik
                                                                                Jensen and Tessa Johnson Interviewed for their
                                                                                state  degree,  which  they  will  receive  in  April
                                                                                at the State FFA Convention. Lynsie Salic and
                                                                                Lylah  Becker  interviewed  for  their  proficiency
                                                                                applications.  Lylah  received  1st  place  in  the
                                                                                Beef Production Placement category and Lynsie
                                                                                received  2nd  place  in  the  Swine  Production
                                                                                Entrepreneurship category.
                                                                                   Participants in the GHEC FFA H2O lead-
                                                                                ership conference learned many new leadership
                                                                                skills  and  how  to  become  better  leaders. They
                                                                                also learned how to put these skills to use in dif-
                                                                                ferent situations. They were able to bring back

        stays  busy  throughout  the  year  with  numerous
        community service projects, monthly meetings,
        community and school events. Some of our high-
        light events throughout the year include: Grain
        Drive, National Convention, CDE/LDE contests,
        Donkey  Basketball,  FFA Week,  Egg  My Yard,
        Baby Animal Day, County Fair, and much more!
            This year the FFA chapter partnered with
        BEA  FFA  to  host  a  Donkey  Basketball  Fund-
        raiser during FFA Week. This event was a great
        fundraiser for local food shelves.Members from
        both chapters started the event by hosting a free
        will  donation  meal. After  that  ticket  sales  and
        concessions  took  place.  Then  the  main  event
        started with GHEC FFA members vs BEA FFA.
   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23