Two Trego freshmen, Sybil Giefer and Parker Opat, participated in the FFA speech contest at Natoma. They competed in the Greenhand division, and they both broke finals. Giefer took home a first place medal and qualified for the State contest. Though Opat didn’t place, both he and Giefer found the competition to be a good experience.
Enjoying themselves at the annual Barnwarmer on February 4, Libby Frost, Cooper Desormiers, and Cassidi Hickson compete in a scooter relay. FFA and FCCLA sponsored the Barnwarmer, which was held at the Commercial Building. Upon arrival, students stuffed themselves on hot dogs, sides, and an assortment of desserts. After the meal, students played a variety of games, including bobbing for apples, a pie eating contest, an apple juice chugging contest, and scooter relays.
|FFA officers Parker Opat, Carter Minson, Codi Bliss, and Kassidy Chase enjoy some down time at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis.|
By Carter Minson
On October 18, four officers of the WaKeeney FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis for National Convention. The officers were Codi Bliss, Kassidy Chase, Parker Opat and Carter Minson.
On their way to Indianapolis, they visited the famous St. Louis Arch. During their time at Indianapolis, they went to sessions and explored the expo center.
Each year the National FFA Organization brings in country artists, and these artists put on a concert for all the students. This year’s performers were Cole Swindell and Chris Young.
Other activities that the students participated in were touring a bee farm and completing an escape room called “Hoosier Hysteria” with a two minute time limit. On the way home, the group stopped at Sky Zone in Kansas City.
This year, the theme of the convention and expo was "Transform Purpose to Action," and the national officer team was excited to share this with all of those in attendance. Convention and expo events took place at several venues in downtown Indianapolis and other locations. FFA members and advisors met in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where eight of the nine general sessions were held. At the Indiana Convention Center, members explored the expo or expanded their minds by attending a variety of workshops or participating in educational and career success tours.