The Washington County Career Center FFA organization celebrated FFA week February 25th through February 28th. Staff and students donated money throughout the week giving monetary guesses towards how many kernels of corn were in the jar. The 1st place winner, Tyler Antill, a senior in the Landscape Construction & Turf Management program, will get to be the Director for a day. The 2nd place winner, Justin Massey, also a senior in the Landscape Construction & Turf Management program, will get to be the Assistant Director for a day. There were a total of 108 guesses for this contest with Tyler and Justin making up over of the $1 guesses donated. With having over $54 in guesses between the two of them Tyler came the closest to guessing the 1,616 kernels of corn that were actually in the jar.
Funds raised from FFA week are being donated to the daughter of the Career Center's Computer Graphics instructor, Rhonda Knoch. Knoch's daughter, Leslie Andrew, has been undergoing extensive treatments for her fight against melanoma cancer. Mrs. Knoch replied, "I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the generosity and support. Leslie would want the students and staff to know that she and her husband, Jon, and their 2-year old son, Landon, as well as the immediate family, truly appreciate it as well!" Over $430 was raised towards this worthy cause. To read more about Leslie and find out what you can do for support go onto her website www.teamupforleslie.com.
Kicking off the FFA week activities was Camouflage or Blue and Gold Day which represents the youth organization FFA. A Hot Dog Eating Contest won by Braden Hewitt, a senior in the Landscape Construction & Turf Management program, followed on Tuesday. Wednesday was designated as Hat Day where students and staff donated $1 to wear them. Ending the week of fun activities, FFA students sponsored a Hillbilly Vehicle Judging Contest with a $2 entry fee going towards the donation project. Norman Pritchard, a junior in the Masonry program, hailed as the winner.
Braden Hewit, second from right, eats his way to winning.