Carver Middle School’s FFA chapter recently celebrated National FFA Week, February 22-26.
Throughout the week, members participated in dress-up days, including “‘Merica Monday”, “Western Wednesday” and “FFA Friday.” In addition, FFA members held an appreciation breakfast for CMS faculty and staff as well as conducted an “Are You Smarter than an FFA Member” challenge for the staff to participate in daily.
As part of the celebration, FFA officers virtually conducted an “Ag-tivity” with the pre-k students at Harmony, Monroe, and Walker Park Elementary schools. During this event, officers read a children’s book through Zoom and the pre-k students planted corn seeds that had been delivered to each school.
During the week, all CMS students were able to participate in an FFA Trivia Challenge where the daily winners from each grade earned an awesome prize. The week ended with delivering donations from a community service project to the Monroe Junior Women’s Club.
National FFA Week is celebrated around George Washington’s birthday, February 22, because of Washington’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. Every year, FFA chapters around the United States celebrate National FFA Week. It is a time for chapter members to host group activities, conduct service projects, recruit new members, share agricultural information with others, advocate for agriculture, and it is also a chance for students to show off their FFA pride.
(Photographs contributed by Walton County Public Schools)