BLANCHESTER — The Blanchester FFA chapter kicked off September with their annual cookout meeting on the 6th.
Erin Wilson had a PALS committee report, Audrey Heitzman had a MS FFA committee report, Timothy Rannells had a Garden Report and Jordan Stroud had a Treasurer’s report. We moved to have a nursing home program, move to have FFA night on the gridiron on Oct. 13, and moved to attend National Convention.
Mr. Shell cooked hot dogs and hamburgers and the students played flag football afterwards.
On the 13th, we held our monthly middle school FFA program for the first time this year. Approximately 30 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students attended and learned about growing grain crops as well as planting a soybean seed in a cup to take home. They also completed a corn kernel mosaic of the state of Ohio.
On the 19th, 30 of our greenhands attended the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. The day after the Farm Science Review on the 20th, we held our first of many PALS meetings.
During our PALs program we bring fourth-graders over to the high school and we teach them about FFA and the agriculture industry as a whole. Approximately 40 fourth-graders were in attendance. They learned about animal terminology.
On the 21st, as part of our School Leadership Series, Brian Tome spoke to our student body about being a man.
He is the author of the book Five Marks of a Man and senior pastor at the Crossroads Church in Cincinnati. We will be ending September by sending 15 greenhands to Greenhand Camp at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Ohio.
We also have an exciting month planned ahead. Our meeting for the month of October will was on the 4th and Middle School FFA was on the 11th. Our Fruit Sale kicked off Oct. 12, a day before our football team kicked off against CNE for FFA Night on the Gridiron on the 13th.
PALs will be on the 18th and we will be sending 24 members to National FFA Convention from the 24th to the 27th to end October.