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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Neosho celebrating National FFA?Week

  • For the last couple of days – and for the remainder of the week – Neosho High School FFA students have been observing National FFA Week.


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  • For the last couple of days – and for the remainder of the week – Neosho High School FFA students have been observing National FFA Week.
    According to Mike Aldrich, adviser, the main purpose of FFA week is to “bring positive attention to the FFA.”
    Around 160 students are in FFA at Neosho High School.
    Starting on Sunday, students went to First Freewill Baptist Church for services.
    “We were going to ride horses, but the weather did not cooperate, so we went to Free Will Baptist Church, and we had about 30 people there,” said Aldrich. “We had lunch afterwards.”
    On Monday, the students brought in muddy trucks and some drove their tractors to school on Tuesday.
    “I think that we only had about six or seven tractors and a pulling lawn mower,” Aldrich said. “It was a cold ride in the tractor [Tuesday] morning.”
    Other events slated for this week include the FFA students going skating Tuesday evening. Today they gave cherry tarts to all of the teachers.
    “Thursday night is our area banquet in Cassville,” he said. “We will take about 45 kids to the banquet. Those are the ones that are getting area awards. Then on Friday morning will be our businessman’s appreciation breakfast (from 6:30 to 8 a.m.) in the ag building at the high school. Anyone who has helped support the FFA during the year is invited. We will have biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, hash browns. The students will cook and serve the meal.”
    The breakfast is a come and go event, and time to visit.
    But the fun and appreciation doesn’t stop there.
    On Saturday, some of the students will be traveling to the University of Arkansas for a wild hog contest.
    “And then since we got canceled on last week riding horses to church, there will be a few of us ride horses to Fellowship Baptist Church on Sunday, that is if the weather is appropriate, but we will not have as many students that we had last week,” Aldrich said.
    Two of the students who are involved with the FFA week are Kaley Brown, senior, and Zachary Aldrich, freshman.
    “Muddy truck day is really cool,” Brown said. “We have everybody come out and bring their trucks out, they are really, really muddy. We vote and see which one is the muddiest. I have always enjoyed cherry tart day, because we get to see all of the teachers and show them our appreciation for supporting FFA.”
    Zachary Aldrich enjoyed the church event last Sunday.
    “The sermon that the preacher preached was really cool. It was all based around the FFA,” Zachary said.
     
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