Monthly Archives: August 2015


Fall Callout 2015!

The new school year is here and FFA is starting the school year off swinging. On Saturday, August, 22, we hosted the first official FFA meeting of the year at Mrs. Thomas’ farm. This meeting was not just a down to business meeting; there were lots of fun activities and good food too!

Of course we had to use a Selfie Stick!

Of course we had to use a Selfie Stick!

The officers started off by doing ice breaker activities to get to know the members and to allow the members to get to know each other. We started business by all the officers introducing themselves – I messed up my introduction which gave all of us a good laugh.

Then we gave invocation and it was time to eat. There was a TON of food. We had hotdogs over a fire, chips and various side dishes and desserts brought by the members.  After eating there was a hayrack ride and lots of dancing, some of the officers taught the members to do a couple line dances.


At about 9:15 everyone started to head out. All in all we had an awesome first meeting and I can’t wait for more FFA activities, with this awesome group of officers and members!  🙂

Montana Onken – 2015-2016 FFA Sentinel

A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Thomas' husband, Braden, for taking us on a hayrack ride.

A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Thomas’ husband, Braden, for taking us on a hay-rack ride.


Welcome Back!

Well, here we are, we’re nearing the end of August and if you ask me I find it astonishing that we’re already this far through the year. If you’re like me then we all know what the end of August means, State Fair, and sadly that back to school stuff.

For me, this whole back to school thing isn’t that bad, I have done it for twelve years now. But if you’re like the incoming freshmen, which we all were or will be sooner or later, then the decision of picking classes and finding your niche in high school can be tough.

Looking back now, I realize how difficult the decisions really were. My niche just so happened to be sitting right in front of me in an organization known as the FFA.

So, if you are an incoming freshmen or maybe you’re new to the school you’re at, I would highly advise joining FFA. Not only do you have a good time, but it opens doors to new experiences and opportunities. Here is a great post that talks about why you SHOULD become an FFA member – Cows Not Required. Have a great year everyone.

Drake Pettie
2015-2016 Midwest Central FFA President


Over the summer, MC FFA members volunteered their time for Cheryl Friedrich’s benefit at the Marine Corps. A big thank you to all the FFA members who participated and an even bigger thank you goes out to all who came and supported a beloved community member!

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