Throughout the 2013-2014 school year, the Delta FFA Chapter has gone through many events and has many more coming up. This year especially has been eventful and good for the chapter.
From way back in June 2013 to the end of the 2014 school year, the schedule keeps on rolling.
In June, the chapter attended the Colorado State FFA Convention, which was full of great workshops and awesome convention sessions. With a group of 12 great FFA members, Mr. Nelson took the trip to Sterling and they settled down in their dorm rooms for the weekend. On the first day, the first session was brought forth and then afterward workshops were introduced, giving members a chance to learn something new. The second day was the same except a barbecue was set up for dinner, and to finish up the night, the members went to a hypnotist's show. The last day of convention presented itself. On the first night, one of Delta's own FFA members sang a song for the talent show. Aspen Spiker, the district sentinel, sang a song. By being one of the top singers, she was asked to sing the national anthem for the first session.
In the month of July, the new chapter officers got to enjoy themselves and learn leadership skills on an officers' retreat.
The month of August brought us to the Delta County Fair. Many members participated in the fair with both animal and inside projects. School was fast approaching; the officers prepared for the first meeting of the year. This is called the icebreaker meeting, where the officers introduce themselves to old and new FFA members.
In September, FFA was given a chance to cook for the Club 20 steak fry in Grand Junction.
This year, Mr. Nelson took eight kids to the FFA National Convention in October. During the trip, the members got to tour Churchill Downs, Windy Meadows Horse Farm, and the KFC (yum!) Center. They also got to see a show at the Grand Ole Opry and go to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
December – Creed speaking was tested among greenhand members of FFA. Two finalists for Delta went to district, with Hannah Owens placing silver and Matthew Norris placing gold. Matthew Norris was the FFA district runner-up in creed speaking. Thank you to Tractor Supply Company for your generous donation in support of our contest.
In January, members attended National Western Stock Show in Denver. Seven members toured Tagawa Gardens Greenhouse, attended a Nuggets game and visited the Stock Show.
February – During FFA week, members will wear official dress and be hosts to games and fun activities.
We will host our annual Rocky Mountain oyster fry Saturday, March 29, at Delta High School. Along with the dinner, attendees will enjoy a silent auction and a concert with the Bar D Wranglers. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from any Delta FFA member or Mr. Nelson.
Banquet on April 23, will also be here soon. All of Delta County is invited to come join us as we present the Delta FFA Chapter awards and elect new chapter officers.blog comments powered by Disqus