Happy National FFA Week!

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Annually, FFA members from across the nation all celebrate FFA Week, which is designed for members to promote leadership opportunities, advocate for agriculture, and celebrate the purposes of the National FFA Organization. Across the nation, students plan community service projects, participate in social events, and spread school spirit. This year FFA Week occurred from February 18-24. Sutherlin FFA’s FFA Week agenda included agriculture literacy workshops for all K-6 students, a chapter bonfire, lunchtime activities, and a school assembly. FFA provides each student individual growth and personal experiences. Senior Lacie Head explains, “FFA helped me grow by pushing my comfort zone in many different ways.” Throughout this week, members’ like Lacie reminisce in and celebrate the opportunities this organization provides. 

Most Successful FFA Alumni Auction Yet!

On February 28, FFA chapter members volunteered at our local FFA Alumni at the Annual Sutherlin FFA Alumni Auction. Throughout the evening, members showed auction items, served dinner, sold 50/50 tickets, and networked with guests. The auction is a major event for members as the funds donated by the public pay for FFA travel experiences, CDEs, and senior scholarships.

Support from both the Alumni and public guests allow students to thrive in many different aspects of their FFA and future careers, and members deeply appreciate this. Junior Tommy Williams said, “The Alumni Auction went well, many of our supporters got to see what Sutherlin FFA can do and it was great to see everybody there.” This year’s profits made a new record, being the highest they have ever been. This is only possible through the Alumni and community’s support, and members are grateful for all the opportunities their support offers.alumni auction

Members Step Up to the Plate at Chapter Speaking Night

"How would you like to give a competitive speech? Most people, even adults, would shrink at this idea. In fact, public speaking is the number one fear worldwide! However, Sutherlin FFA students are not so easily afraid and many stepped up the plate this last Monday at the Sutherlin FFA Chapter Speaking Night. Competing in Job Interview and Extemporaneous, Prepared, and Creeed Speaking events, students refined their communication skills.

27067602 1716391265083585 1042494174808335846 n Sophomore Maisie Sherman describes the students’ performances stating, “As a timer for FFA Creed and Beginning Public Speaking, I was very impressed with the freshmen competing. They carried themselves very well, using effective hand motions and emphasizing important ideas in their speeches.” Not only did members conquer a common fear, but they did it while speaking on a stage, on microphone, in front of a panel of judges. Overall, the event was a large success hosting 23 different competitors. We express a special thank you to all the student volunteers, judges, and spectators for attending. Results are posted below






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Sutherlin CTE Hosts Annual Partner’s Dinner

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are meant to give high school students practical skills that will help them as they enter the job force. These skills may be welding, woodworking, computer programming and design, agricultural education, and more.

In recent years, some schools have struggled to keep CTE programs around and provide programs with adequate teachers. Sutherlin High School doesn’t have this problem however. Our CTE program happens to be one of the best in the state. In fact, for the past two summers, teachers from around Oregon have come to Sutherlin High School to take a week long course taught by Mr. Gary (Woodshop teacher) and Mr. Crawford (Metals and Ag Teacher).  The course is meant to help inexperienced teachers with welding and woodworking skills. It has been incredibly successful.

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Sutherlin FFA Members Compete in Vet Science and Ag Sales

Last Monday, November 13, students from across the county met at Sutherlin High School to compete in two different competitions. Some students were competing in Vet Science: a career development event which includes a written test, math test, writing prompt, animal handling, and clinical practicums. Other students were competing in Ag Sales which involves selling various products in several different simulations.

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