The Armstrong FFA started a new trend this year, we hosted a beginning of the year Family Cookout! We invited friends and family of the Armstrong FFA to come out to the Gann’s and enjoy burgers, hotdogs, baked beans, and dessert. Before the meal was ready, the students enjoyed 9-square out in the yard and the new Agriculture teacher, Miss Foran, had a chance to meet some of the parents. The officer team and Miss Foran introduced themselves and went over some of the activities and trips that would be going on for the year within the FFA. The biggest success of the cookout was the interest in starting an Alumni Chapter here at Armstrong! Everyone had a great time and hope to make it an annual event!
On Wednesday, September 13th four Armstrong FFA members, Noah Mockbee, Zane Wright, Dylan Knight, and Austin Keen, participated in the Tractor Safety CDE at Chrisman High School. At this competition, students are suppose to back up a selection of wagons/trailers and answer safety questions. Armstrong placed second with Zane Wright with the highest score of all the students. Great job boys!
Eight of our finest Armstrong FFA members helped man the Hog Haven food trailers at the Rantoul Half Century Days on Friday, August 25th. They were there all day and worked very hard! Those students included: our Chapter President, Carla Gann, one our Chapter’s Vice Presidents, Zach Birge, our Chapter Treasurer, Aidan Cunningham, and dedicated Chapter Members, Alexis Miles, Gage Koenig, Kyle Reitmeier, and Katelyn Luecke. We also had two very supportive Mother’s help us for the day as well: Daphne Turner and Nancy Bruno.
Dress up days for FFA week
Tues., Feb. 21: Wear blue and gold (FFA official dress is extra points for your class)
Wed., Feb. 22: Flannel/Plaid day
Thur., Feb. 23: Camo/Redneck day
Fri., Feb. 24: Tractor Color day (Drive your tractor to school day)