From the Southern Wells FFA

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Issue IV : December 20, 2013

Can Food Drive

In late January, another student's independent study project will come into play. Olivia Mossburg and Andrea Murray, both seniors, will be hosting a can food drive in the elementary. The goal is a minimum of 250 cans of food that will be taken to the food bank in Bluffton. Elementary students can bring in cans of food to help their grades towards the goal. The grade with the most amount of donated canned food will be awarded an ice cream party. This drive will be held January 13-17th. Any can helps!


At the Top of the Totem Pole : Freshman Interviews

We love our greenhands! But how do they like FFA? A survey was sent out to see just what our greenies are thinking about their time and future in this wonderful organization. Questions asked included "What do you think your SAE area will be", "What is your favorite thing about FFA so far?" and "What Career Development Events interest you?". Here are some responses.


Jackson Sills is planning on pursuing a Swine Production SAE. He is interested in livestock judging.

Kira Mounsey is interested in soils, livestock judging, and creed events. She also wants to follow an Ag Production SAE.

From the A Building

The agriculture department is booming, but so is the rest of the school. As Christmas Break approaches, students are ending strong with some taxing finals. Advanced Composition played the part of Santa's Elves, responding to some very adorable letters to the big man himself. FCCLA is getting with the holiday spirit and selling candy grams at lunch. This Friday, the boys basketball team take on our number one rival, the Bluffton Tigers, while the girls host the Eagles from Frankton High School on the 23rd. Our wrestles travel to Jay County over break for the ECIC tournament. Good Luck Athletes! The Biology Club did a LIFE cereal campaign for the Bluffton Food Bank and received a total of 75 boxes of cereal. The food bank was appreciative. Sunshine Society is continuing corresponding with their "Ideal Ladies". National Honors Society voted on officers and tutoring in the elementary. The choir hosted a Community Christmas Sing on the 18th. A new semester in the halls of the Raiders will be roaring and ready when students come back from break on January 6th.


Greenhand Officers

The Greenhands voted on officers today. The officers are: President - Abe Herr, Vice President - David Schriver, Secretary - Kira Mounsey, Treasurer - Jackson Sills, Reporter - Bre Penrod, Sentinel - Vince Drennen, and Advisor - Meadow Tucker. Good luck officers!!!


Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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