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***ATTENTION***

Here is an update on the Auction:

  • March 10th at 4pm in the Armstrong Township High School Cafeteria
  • If you would like to donate any items or make a donation for the cause that would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Miss Foran at 217-569-2122 Ext: 1018 or sforan@aths225.org if you are interested in making a donation
  • We will be posting updates about the donation items we have received on the school site, so be sure to look out for those updates!

We hope to see you all at the auction!

Let Miss Foran know if you have any questions.

First Annual Armstrong FFA Auction!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

The Armstrong FFA and the Armstrong FFA Alumni will be hosting an auction on March 10th from 4-8pm in at the Armstrong Township High School. Please be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to the date!

Highway Clean Up

On November 7th, the Armstrong Township High School Horticulture class put on their reflective vests, grabbed trash bags and headed out to the highway that was adopted by the Armstrong FFA! There, they worked together to clean up litter that covered the ditches. We are thankful to be able to give back to a community that benefits our FFA Chapter so much.

 

Dodgeball Tournament

Last Thursday, November 16th, the Armstrong FFA hosted a Dodgeball Tournament here at the High School. Kansas brought two teams of their own and Hoopeston brought three students that joined in one of the Armstrong teams. Overall we had six teams compete in the tournament, with one of the Armstrong teams coming in first place and a Kansas team coming in second. Before the tournament, the students enjoyed Papa John’s pizza and homemade cookies that were baked by one of Armstrong’s officers, Natalie Schluter! The idea of the dodgeball tournament came from one of our Vice Presidents, Zach Birge. The Armstrong FFA would like to make this event a tradition from here on out. Thank you to all who came out and supported the Armstrong FFA and the teams who competed in the tournament!

FFA Alumni meeting

Tonight in the Ag Shop at 7 there will be an alumni meeting. Hope to see you there! Let me know if you have any questions!

Ag Sales CDE / Grain Fair

On Thursday, November 9th, Mr. Harlan and I took 4 students (Aidan Cunningham, Zach Birge, Cheyenne Cade and Jerid Myler) to Paris High School to compete in the Ag Sales CDE (Career Development Event). There, as a team, the students had to come up with a presentation to sell a Kabota RTV to a panel of judges, answer any questions about the product, and take a test involving ag sales questions. The students all did very well and learned a lot!

We also had students competing in the Grain Fair. The students had to complete a record book and bring in samples of their crop. We had 8 students enter in their crops, they were: Caleb Elliott, Johnathan Lyons, Ty Mabry, Carla Gann, Noah Mockbee, Hope Hambleton, Aidan Cunningham and Dylan Knight. The students will receive compensation for their hard work!

Safety Day with Carle

Last Monday, Oct. 23rd, a representative visited from Carle Hospital to talk with two of the classes about grain bin safety. They went over the importance of following the safety rules, and what to do in an emergency. For fun, the students got to see how much weight they could pull out of a grain bin, which made it more realistic of how impossible it is to save people from an entrapment.

National Convention

Last Wednesday – Friday, Oct. 25-27th, the Armstrong FFA took 12 students to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 90th Annual National FFA Convention. While there, the students attended three different sessions where they got to hear from inspirational speakers and learn about the other chapters that have won national awards. In between the sessions the students had the chance to walk around the Expo portion of the convention. There, they talked with different agriculture companies, colleges, and the National FFA Organization. The first night the chapter attended the Rascal Flatts concert and the second night they went to the Headless Horseman Festival, where they conquered the corn maze and rode the spooky hayrack ride!  Overall, everyone learned a lot and had a great time!

Armstrong FFA Alumni

Don’t forget about our next meeting, November 14th at 7pm in the High School Ag Shop!

Below is an attached letter that will be sent our to some former Ag students

letter for alumni

 

LTS (Leadership Training School)

On Wednesday, October 18th, I took 19 students to Danville Area Community College for Leadership Training School (LTS) that was ran by Section 18 Officers and the Illinois FFA State Vice President. There, the students got the chance to meet students from surrounding schools in Section 18, hear from Industry Professionals, and learn how to be a better leader of tomorrow. The Officers broke the students into groups to do different activities that encouraged them to be more outgoing and assertive.