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18 I The Lovell Chronicle I February 25, 2016 iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii!!!iiiii!ili!iiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii!ii!iii~iiiiiiii~ 307. -6216 National FFA Week Feb. 20-27, 2016 COURTESY PHOTO Greeting customers at the Red Apple Supermarket during AGvocacy Week recently are Rocky Mountain FFA Chapter members (l-r) Siobhan Myers, Lily Myers, Dalten Bond and Toree Seratt. Celebrate FFA Week with the Rocky Mountain FFA ...................................... TLC BY TAYLOR SlMS career aspirations include two ofourWyomingState job interviewing, public o fmanSnyder, Chapter Reporter everything from veteri- FFA officers. We also com- speaking, horse judging, Throughout our livesnary science to marketing pleted numerous hours of agronomy, meats evalua- Main St.,Lovelt; 307-548-9123 we make choices, choices to biotechnology. Another community service includ- tion, livestock judging and that define us as individu- fact is the official FFA col- ing cleaning up our rodeo environmental and natural als. FFA is more than an or- ors are national blue for grounds, helping with the resources. ganization; it continuous- the blue field of our na- Lily Philips benefit dinner Another thing we have ly affects us as members, tion's flag and corn gold for and auction, putting to- been planning for is FFA It teaches us leadership the fields of ripened corn, gether baskets and dona- Week. That is a big week for skills, responsibility, public which, like FFA, span every tions to raise money for our FFA chapter. We have speaking, dedication and state in the nation. Pretty those in need, making care some fun things planned to many other skills. Here are cool to think about, huh? bags for kids going into involve our whole school ...... a couple facts about this Well, with the NewYear foster care and sendingWe are going to be holding amazing organization: startedthe Rocky Mountain gift baskets to the fire de- a "Fear Factor" event for FFA started in 1928 FFA is off to a great start, partments thanking themthe whole school, a staff when 33 young farm boysleaving some great mem-for everything they do.breakfast, dress-up days, from 18 different states met ories back in 2015 like our Most recently, we enjoyed an ice cream social, a com- in KanSas-City and found, environmental and natural handing out brownies and munity service scavenger Cd :the Fpture Farmers of resource team placing 12th talking with community hunt and a lock-in with Am ri ca: in i988, the name at Nadbnal FFA Conven- members at the Red Ap- the state FFA officers. Stay was changed, dropping"fu- tion, the leadership retreat ple duringAGvocacy Week. tuned later this spring for ture farmers" to simply the with our new officer team, This spring we are already information about our an- National FFA Organization a day of cliff-jumping at the busy preparing for career nual steak dinner and auc- to better reflect the diver- lake, and leadership work- development event con- tion, tentatively scheduled sity of its members, whose shops and a bonfire with tests in veterinary science, for April 29. o m !iiiiiiiiii~iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iliiii!iiiiii!iii 307" '5200 Semor Ser ce 2 ii!!iiil;i ii!iiiiil;Z i ;ii Ciiii !iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiii! i!!iiiiii! iiiiiii i 9E MNSSt ;Lovet,30? COURTESY PHOTO Members of the Lovell High School FFA Chapter tour Frontier Park in Cheyenne during the Wyoming State FFA Convention last spring in Cheyenne. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Mysen McArthur, Brittany Mangus, Eliza Beck, Kaitlin Stevens, (back row) Dalton Croft, Jason Harford, Randy Walker, Warren Allen, Joe Murnion, Emily Snell, Kade Gifford and Logan Nunn. Lovell FFA Chapter shines at regional and The active, growing andalso had two state degree December, a food drive for highly competitive Lovell recipients in Mysen McAr- community service, an ed- High School FFA chapterthur and Randy Walker. ucational trip to the Den- produced many top 10 fin- The Lovell FFA chapter ver stock show in January, state events cultural topics for grades K-5:' Zollman said the team also tentatively plans to ishes at the regional and state levels this year. "We had teams com- pete in livestock, meats, mechanics, creed, parlia- mentary procedure, pre- pared speaking, poultry, quiz bowl, veterinary sci- ence and a state champi- on horse team that went on to place fifth in the nation;' said chapter advisor Wil Zollman. "We were a silver emblem chapter and Ma- sey Tippetts won second at the state level in equine production proficiency. We participated in many activ- ities this year including a Parents of the Blue Jackets labor auction in March, the Big Horn County Fair July 27-31, the Wyoming State a tour of Colorado Stateparticipate in many more University, a tour of a large judging competitions in Denver feed lot and atten- the near future, including dance at beef, horse, sheep the border war contest at and other shows through- Sheridan College, the Bur- out the year. falo FFA Invitational con- Fair in August, a state offi- "We are looking for- test, the Northwest College cer visit in October, a horse ward to the upcoming Na- contest, the Torrington/ judging team travelling to tional FFA week Feb. 22 - Lingle State Vet Science the National FFA Convert- 26;' said Zollman. "During contest, the EWC contest tion Oct. 26-31, the NILE iudging competition held in October, the FFA Fall Conference held in Land- er in December, the Cow- boy Classic com- petition heldjudgingin Laramie in this time we have plans to take some of our old- er members and officers to the middle school for re- cruitment and to the ele- mentary school to conduct lessons on different agri- and the State FFA Conven- tion in Cheyenne. According to Zollman, the program now has 48 members and continues to generate interest from po- tential new members. ~i~i~i~i~i~iii~!~iiiii~!~i~i~i~i~i)~i~~i~!~i~!~i~iii~!~ii~iii~iiii!!iiiiiiiiiiii!iiii~!iii!iiiii~ii!ii~iiiiii~iiiiiiii