National FFA Week is being observed this week and Roland-Story FFA students are recognized as well for their past year accomplishments and dedication to various projects and activities. The Story City Herald and the various sponsoring businesses (see this week’s print edition for business list) are proud to recognize these students.
Roland-Story FFA Chapter
2013-2014 School Year
Our chapter has 88
in-school members and
6 out-of-school members
5 Members will receive their
Iowa Degree in 2014:
Hailey Arthur, Cole Birchmier,
Logan Greiner, Nicholas Morgan
and Rachel Phelan
Chapter activities center around
learning leadership and
and community service work
Typical activities include:
Leadership contests: creed speaking, radio broadcast, salesmanship, public speaking, job interviewing, chapter program, conduct of meetings and chapter quizzes.
Skills contests: Ag Sales, Food Technology, Farm Business, Agricultural Mechanics, Agronomy, Landscape/Nursery, Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Meats Evaluation and Floriculture.
Community service activities: Elementary food programs, duck races, community beautifi cation projects, operate carousel, water quality testing program, United Way of Story County, farm safety program, Kids Against Hunger program for 2nd graders, educate and advocate for use of renewable energy.
We attend leadership development events each year at the district, state and national conventions.
We work cooperatively each year with other CTE (Career and Technical Education organizations) on fund raising projects, community service projects and social events such as the Sweetheart Ball Dance.
2013-2014 Chapter Officers include:
Co-Presidents: Sydney Berends, Thomas Wilgenbusch; Vice President: Tavender Jones; Secretary: Logan Greiner; Treasurer: Cole Birchmier; Reporter: Hailey Arthur; Sentinel: Jesslyn Coghlan; Student Advisor: Lindsey Fisher; Advisor: Brad Taylor
FFA Week Activities
Monday, February 17
Pet Education Day
Tuesday, February 18
Grill-Out for the enitre R-S High School
Wednesday, February 19
Thursday, February 20
FFA Leadership Contests
Friday, February 21
Teacher Appreciation Day
(Serving breakfast to all staff for in-service)
The FFA motto gives members twelve
short words to live by as they experience
the opportunities in the organization.
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning
to Live, Living to Serve.
The FFA Mission
FFA makes a positive difference in the
lives of students by developing their potential
for premier leadership, personal
growth and career success through agricultural
All photos and information provided by Brad Taylor, FFA Advisor