Wylie FFA Newsletter

September 2020

About Wylie FFA

The Wylie FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Through participation in SAE projects, leadership and career development events, and community service, our members are prepared for a successful future.

Upcoming Events

COunty market rabbit orders due

If you wish to show a pen of market rabbits at the Collin County livestock show you must get your order in to Ms. McAlister by September 13th.

Pig Validation Tag orders due

Pig validation tag orders are due to Ms. McAlister by September 14th. If you want to show a pig this year make sure you have paid for a tag!

Lamb/Goat Weigh-in

Attention all lamb and goat showmen! There is a weigh-in for your animals on September 17th at the ag barn from 4:30-6pm. This event is come and go, and it is not mandatory. It is strongly recommended that you attend in order to gain feeding, exercising, and showmanship advice.

Christian Care Center Donations

For our first community service project of the year, we are collecting donations for our local Christian Care Center. The pandemic has put many families in a hard place, and the Christian Care Center is running low on a few important items. The Wylie FFA wants to support our community as much as possible in these difficult times. The following are items that they need most:

  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • feminine hygene products
  • hamburger helper
  • snack bars (cereal bars, granola bars, etc)
  • canned chili
  • canned meat (tuna, chicken)
  • unopened travel sized toiletries

Please drop off all donation items at the ag shop or the barn by September 21st.

SFT Lamb and Goat shows

The SFT lamb exhibitors will move in on Sept 23rd and show on the 24th, and goat exhibitors will move in on the 25th and show on the 26th. Please see the itinerary for more information. Good luck to all exhibitors!

FFA dues

FFA dues are due by October 1st at the latest. If you want to be guaranteed a free chapter t-shirt with your dues, be sure to have your money/form in by September 18th! If you wish to be a member of the Wylie FFA for this school year, please pay the $40 to either Mrs. Pruett or Ms. McAlister by this date!

October Meeting

Our October FFA meeting is currently planned for October 8th. More details are coming soon!

Member Accomplishments

Jackpot Show Success

Congratulations to Ava Coull on her Grand Champion goat and Grace Marcantel on her 2nd place goat at the Paris jackpot show! Congrats to Drew Erickson on her champion heavyweight and reserve champion overall goat at the McKinney jackpot show. Also congrats to Jaleigh Carter for winning showmanship at the Mineola jackpot, and Mimi Erwin for competing at the Waco jackpot! Keep up the hard work Wylie FFA!

District 1 Officer

Congrats to Zoey Serapin for being elected as District 1 Secretary! We can't wait to see what you accomplish this year!

Members of the month

Barn Kid of the month

Our barn kid of the month for September is Daphnee Schlittler! Daphnee has been working extremely hard up at the barn with her lamb. You can always find her feeding at consistent times, working leg shag, and keeping her area clean. Keep up the hard work Daphnee!

FFa Member of the month

Our FFA Member of the month for September is Kaia Beaumont! Kaia has been a true asset to the practicum class and has been very interested in getting involved in FFA. She has done all of the jobs in class that nobody else wanted to do, and has gone above and beyond her duties. She is also planning on having a market lamb SAE, and has asked several questions in order to be best prepared for her project. Congrats Kaia!

Meet your officer team

Each month we are going to introduce one of our chapter officers. We're starting off with Grace! Grace Marcantel is our 2020-2021 Wylie FFA president. This is her 7th and final year as an FFA member, and her third year as an officer. Her SAE projects are showing market steers and market goats. Over the years she has raised a total of 2 steers and 10 goats! Grace has competed on the quiz, ag advocacy, and chapter conducting leadership development event (LDE) teams, as well as the livestock judging and vet med career development event (CDE) teams. One piece of advice that she would like to give FFA members is to always stay positive. Whether you are happy or sad, win or lose, staying positive is the most important aspect of life.