This past month, FFA has been busy doing competitions and fun events. The Future Farmers of America program is dedicated to helping students grow as people and leaders through agricultural education.
Coming up on December 12, FFA will be doing a gingerbread house decorating competition in Ms. Flynn’s room at 6 p.m. In addition, later in January, they will be having a banquet in honor of the students who have achieved their Green Hand Degree.
Early in the year FFA also had two contests, B.I.G. and Creed. Both competitions were limited to Freshman only. FFA president Hailee Revalee says “both really awesome ways for our freshman members to get involved!” In B.I.G. students were tested on their knowledge of the history of FFA. Creed similarly tested students in memory, as well as public speaking skills. The freshman had to memorize and analyze a five-paragraph speech about the core values of FFA, and then present it to a panel of judges. Morro Bay had one person place in the top 10 and 2 will be moving on to the regional competition.
Further on in the year, FFA will be sending students to the Made for Excellence and the Advanced Leadership Academy conferences. “These conferences are an amazing opportunity for students to gain planning skills, leadership skills, etc. We always have a really fun time bonding and getting to know other students that we may not have initiated conversation with,” said Revalee.