FFA Fun Week by BRADYN SPURLOCK

Talawanda High School —  George Washington is considered one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, the first President of the United States, the man who commanded the Continental Army in the American Revolution; Yet, even through all of that he considered himself first a farmer.  The FFA organization recognizes his passion for agriculture every year. During the week of Washington’s birthday this year Talawanda FFA chapter asked its students to participate in the annual “FFA Fun Week.”

On February 20-23 the Talawanda FFA chapter participated in activities such Class Color Day where each grade level of FFA students went on a scavenger hunt around the school to find the hidden FFA symbols and to get signatures from specific people who have participated in FFA.  On the last day students wore flannel and played a jeopardy-style game with questions they have studied in their agricultural class.

FFA fun week is a good way to get the students up and moving as well as commemorate the dedication George Washington had to feeding the Future Farmers of America. Even 286 years later he is still one of America’s most beloved agriculturist who, even after being named the first President of the United States, went back home to virginia to grow his crops and live a normal life of a farmer.