The 2014-2015 FFA officer team conducted the annual FFA Awards Banquet on May 6th, 2015. Contest teams, proficiency award winners, and other individuals were recognized for accomplishments throughout the year. To begin the evening, we listened to our guest speaker, Brock Larson, former Area III State Vice President, give an inspiring speech about perseverance and not giving up. This year eleven students completed proficiency awards at the area level. Katelyn (Food Science and Technology), Megan (Food Service Placement), and Tanner (Agriculture Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship) advanced to state. Haley . . . read more
Annual 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C.
A week ago from the time of this writing, seven 8th graders from Putnam County had figured out a lot of things. Some had learned that flying is actually a pretty nice way to travel. Others had discovered that you had better be quick if you're going to get a seat on the Metro train and that city people are always in a hurry, so don't stand in the middle on the escalator. Who knew that the Capitol dome would be encased in scaffolding? Or that a bottle of water would cost three dollars? More importantly, they had learned that our nation's capital is brimming with history at every turn and that a week is not nearly long enough to take it all in. The . . . read more