The Riverton Parke FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week, February 24 - 28. The week was celebrated with dress-up days and chapter activities. Monday kicked off the week with “Pajama Day” and a visit from the Indiana FFA State Southern Region Vice President, Nathan Fairchild. Nathan completed activities with agriculture students to help them discover the importance of strong FFA membership as well as how our teachers play a vital role in our education. Tuesday was “Farmer Day” and “Drive Your Truck or Tractor to School Day.” Tuesday evening, FFA members, KayRae Chapman and Collin Watson, attended the Soil and Water Conservation Annual Meeting as the chapter was recognized for participating in Soil Judging and helping with Parke County Ag Day and Soil and Water Conservation Day each year. Wednesday was “Grandparents Day.” Chapter movie and pizza night was that evening. Members enjoyed pizza and popcorn while watching “Walk. Ride. Rodeo.”. “FFA Pride Day” was on Thursday. Members arrived at school bright and early on Thursday as this was the annual “Farmer’s Breakfast.” Local farmers and the Riverton Parke staff members were served breakfast as an appreciation for all they do. “Flashback Friday” concluded the week. Every morning a count was taken during advisory as a contest to see what advisory had the most participation. Mrs. Harmon’s eighth grade advisory won the contest and will receive a donut party. A daily raffle for dress-up participation was also held each day. The winners were as follows: Monday - Brandon Hazzard, Tuesday - Kaitlin Burns, Wednesday - William Cansdale, Thursday - Ray Brown, and Friday - Kassidy Stone. Throughout the week, a Penny War was completed between all the classes. In the end, the eighth grade class collected the most money and will receive an ice cream party. The $130 that was raised through the Penny War will be used to purchase personal hygiene items for the Rosedale Food Pantry.
Pictured are FFA members and advisors after the Annual Farmer’s Breakfast (left to right): Front Row: Emma Passmore, Kyle Price, Natalie Harkrider, Logan Johnson, Kaitlynn Koch; Second Row: Micah Humphreys (advisor), Jackson Sciotto, Amelia Shotts, KayRae Chapman, Catelin Chapman, AJ Goff, Emilee Hartzler, Kassidy Stone, Macy Johnson, Sarah Brown, Michaela Woods (advisor); Third Row: Annie Cottrell, Katie Long, Haley Romanyk, Wyatt Koch, Kaitlin Burns, Cloe Vanatti, JJ Hobson, Seth McConnell, Shawn Lewis; Back Row: Collin Watson, Evan Price, Barrett Roberts, Dalton Purcell, William Cansdale, and Ray Brown.