Albia FFA celebrates National FFA Week

Brayton Striegel and Cali Stocker reading to a kindergarten class during National FFA Week.

National FFA Week was recently celebrated across the country Feb. 21-27.  The week was a great opportunity for FFA members to celebrate everything the organization has to offer the members. The Albia chapter kicked the week off with an FFA Pizza Night with a Family Feud competition, followed by the monthly FFA meeting.  

Tuesday was another exciting day as several members drove tractors to school for Tractor Day as well as wore their FFA Jackets to school. Twelve members also competed in the Sub-District contests held at Moulton-Udell High School.

On Wednesday several members took time to go to Grant Elementary to read to the Kindergarten classes. There was also a scavenger hunt throughout the school day for students and staff to hunt for some hidden treasures around the building. Each treasure found was awarded a prize.

Thursday morning started out with the chapter’s annual Faculty Breakfast. Teachers enjoyed pancakes, eggs, sausage, and bacon made by the FFA members.  After school students had the chance to participate in a Cornhole Tournament.

The chapter ended up the week on Friday with a virtual assembly where we announced results from the week's activities, which included winners of our M&M Guess and the Kiss-a-Critter winner.  This year’s lucky smooch went to Mr. Bennett from a week old calf. A Can Drive was held at the Lincoln Center with the 3rd-6th grade students. The canned goods collected were shared between the Lincoln Center Food Bank and Helping Hands. The chapter also sponsored a coloring contest with the 1st and 2nd grade students.