The East Clinton FFA recently held its annual Thanksgiving banquet as freshmen and sophomores received their Greenhand and Chapter degrees, some spring CDE’s were awarded, and a slideshow of summer events was shown.
To earn their degrees, freshmen have to memorize and present the FFA creed in front of their peers, and sophomores have to prepare a five-minute speech to present in front of their peers. Both grades have to learn and practice parliamentary procedure.
The Greenhand and Chapter degrees are both one step closer to the State and American degrees.
Participants from the World Dairy Expo were recognized at the banquet, as were members that participated in the meat judging contest.
The slideshow showed activities that members had participated in at the end of last year, over the summer, and at the beginning of the year. For example, members helped serve food at the Ohio State Fair, had an officer retreat, and participated in a soils contest.
The East Clinton FFA chapter has been very busy this past month as many students have competed in CDE’s and attended a leadership conference.
At Leadership Night held at Georgetown High School, a state officer taught students how to become a good leader, and the the students also played games and enjoyed pizza while getting to know each other.
Several students also participated in the CDE for Food Science. At this competition, students tasted and smelled different foods and drinks and had to learn the difference between name brand and generic foods.
They also had to identify safety concerns, respond to complaint letters and identify equipment. The team finished fifth at Districts.