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Normal West celebrates FFA Week with multiple activities

‘Future Farmers of America’ put together spirit days, ‘drive-your-tractor-to-school’ day, as well as lunchtime activities to not only celebrate FFA week but to also educate others on what FFA is all about
courtesy of Brooke Sikora
“Bring Your Tractor to School Day” hosted by the NCWHS FFA on Tuesday, Feb 27. The event was apart of spirit days held for National FFA Week.

From Feb. 26 – March 1, 2024, the Normal Community West High School’s Future Farmers of America hosted a spirit week in honor of National FFA Week.

The FFA held spirit days throughout the week and activities during lunch hours. All students were invited and encouraged to participate.

“We decided on the activities to get people who aren’t in the FFA involved to experience what we do,” NCWHS FFA Reporter Brooke Sikora stated.

On Monday, Feb 26, the spirit day was ‘Concert Fan Day,’ meaning students wore any music apparel, and at lunch, students could pay $1 to “pie” another student or faculty member in the face (with their approval, of course).

Tuesday, Feb 27 was Tractor Tuesday. Students dressed in either green or red, representing John Deere Vs. CASE IH tractors. Additionally, some students drove their own tractors to school and parked them in the Normal Community West parking lot, showing off their pride and support for the FFA.

Wednesday, Feb 28 was Western Wednesday, where students came decked out in flannel and cowboy boots.

Thurs, Feb 29 was character day, and during lunch hours, FFA held a questionnaire and prize table.

Finally, Fri, March 1, was FFA Spirit Day, where students and staff alike dressed in the FFA colors, blue and gold.

“The purpose of doing these activities is to bring awareness to the FFA organization and show everyone that it’s not just for so-called ‘farm kids,’ and the spirit days really helped accomplish that,” NCWHS FFA President Kaitlyn Monical stated.

Overall, the FFA held a successful appreciation week, pushing for new enrollment in agriculture classes and new club members next year, all while creating fun for students and themselves.

In the near future, the NCWHS FFA will hold paintball nights, as well as more lunch activities and after school club meetings.

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