By Janet Kehres
National FFA week took place even though most schools had Monday off because of President’s Day. Shelby FFA Chapter packed as many activities possible in the four day week.
Tuesday was the kick-off with students wearing country apparel, competing in goldfish races, a cheese tasting contest and a trip to Snow trails.
Wednesday, the students wore tractor apparel and drove their tractors to school. From small lawn tractors to the large International Harvester tractors were on display in the east lot at the high school.
Some of the tractors looked like new and one of the tractors was an ancient McCormick Deering.
Thursday, the students arrived at the high school pre-dawn and fixed a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, saus m 6 am to 8:30 am. age, french toast, towelettes to order and sliced fresh fruit. The students served the breakfast to family members, board members, teachers and friends who came to celebrate National FFA Week with the students. As it was also FFA shirt day, the students were proudly wearing their FFA shirts.
Thursday was also truck day. The students brought their prize trucks to school to be shown to the rest of the high school. They had different classes for the students to vote on regarding the trucks. One student won the loudest, cleanest and oldest. For each class won, he received a 5 pound bag of beef jerky. The students were very excited showing off their pride and joy. The Loudest truck award went to Ben Metzger, Tallest - Jesse Lauderbaugh, Most Miles - Hollee Hanshaw, Least Miles - Morgan Vogt, Cleanest - Ben Metzger, Newest - Isaac Greenwich, Oldest - Ben Metzger, Most Black Smoke - Aaron Ball, Shortest - Danny Friebel and Cameron Smedley.
The conclusion on Friday, the students wore camo apparel, had Agriculture Olympics, and brought their favorite toys to school. Displayed was everything from drones to radio controlled tractors to anything and everything.Lots of action, lots of friendship and education took place during the National FFA Week.