Effingham County High School FFA finished off National FFA Week on March 5. There was strong participation in the activities all week long from FFA members and non-members alike.
Each morning an FFA officer made an announcement to help inform the students and faculty about different aspects of the FFA as well as asking a trivia question related to the FFA and ECHS’ FFA history. Elbie Piotrowski’s first period class won the trivia contest.
On Tuesday, a hat day was held for a donation of $1 or a canned food item to help with the Harvest for America food drive. The ECHS FFA collected over $125 and 75 cans that day. Overall, FFA members collected more than 120 canned food items to donate at the Georgia State Convention and will use the money raised to buy extra food to take. Sara Huntley’s first period won the canned food drive contest with the prize of a free breakfast being served by the FFA.
Wednesday and Thursday were appreciation days for faculty and members. Snacks and drinks were provided for the teachers, faculty and staff of ECHS along with a special note of thanks to each one to show our appreciation of their support of our members and activities. Thursday brought a free pizza lunch to all paid FFA members.
Friday was blue and gold day. Students were encouraged to show their pride by wearing blue and gold, the official colors of the FFA, or their favorite FFA shirt. Several students participated in this activity and a few even wore their official dress to school all day as well.
The ECHS FFA would like to thank all of the students, teachers and staff for their support of the chapter and participation in National FFA Week.
ECHS FFA Officers are: president-Chris Tuten, vice president-Lauren Shuman, secretary-Kristie Lowery, treasurer-Sabrina Stull, reporter-Emily Mier, sentinel-Kaley Basile, advisors -Meredith Carey, CJ Satterfield and Dr. Freddie Waltz and CTAE Director Billy Hughes. You also can find the ECHS FFA on Facebook.