Cherokee FFA Update
It has been a busy couple of months for Cherokee FFA members. Our members have been very active in competing and participating in various activities. On January 25th Colby Carter, Blaine Heller, Anthony Clark, and Riley Jenkins traveled to NOC for a Dairy Foods Competition. On February 1st several of our freshmen and 8th grade members competed at the District Livestock Judging Contest. The Junior Judging Team consists of Jade Jantzen, Drake Williams, Callista Studer, and Kacie Eshlemen; the team placed 2nd overall team at the district contest. Kacie Eshleman also received an award for 6th place High Individual. On February 9th our officer team traveled to Enid, OK for a radio interview with Allen Clepper on 103.1 KOFM. Two members, Ralyn Waugh and Blake Fails, competed at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver, Colorado. On February 6th Cherokee FFA took on a student teacher from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The Cherokee FFA Local Show was February 19th where we had 34 members that exhibited horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and swine. The Alfalfa County Fair started Monday, February 20th and ended Wednesday, February 22nd. Congratulations to all the Cherokee FFA exhibitors at the Alfalfa County Fair.
National FFA Week was February 21st-24th. The officer team and FFA members had different events and activities throughout the week. Teachers could participate in agri-casual week by donating $10 dollars to the OK FFA Hunger Challenge and wear casual clothes all week. Students and teachers could participate in Wear a Hat Wednesday by paying $1 to wear a hat the whole day. Throughout the week students raised money to see the teacher with the most money kiss a pig; money donations were taken in the office with teachers’ names placed on corresponding jars. The winner of the kiss a pig was Coach Gunter! We also did a coloring contest with the elementary students. All the money raised during National FFA Week went to the Oklahoma FFA Hunger Challenge, which is a backpack program for kids across the state. The Cherokee FFA Chapter is proud to say we raised $500 for the program.
Cherokee Senior recieves Academic All-State Award
Congratulations to Anna Mitchell on being selected to Academic All-State!! Only 100 Oklahoma High School Seniors receive this honor each year. Anna has been admitted to the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma where she will attend in the fall. She is the daughter of Brian and Alicia Mitchell. To learn more about this achievement click here.
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