FFA Prepares For February


Contributed by Kendall Hinton

(left to right) FFA officers Adaline Barros, Kendall Hinton, Monserratt Pena, Jordyn Ramirez, and Martha Lizarraga, pose in their officer attire after a meeting.

Victoria Quintana, Kaleidoscope Editor

Selma High FFA recently had a meeting where they discussed future plans for the program and also got to enjoy a night of bowling with their friends. About 100 FFA members showed up to the business portion of the meeting at the high school, and about 50 of them went to the bowling alley after. 

A lot of preparation goes into each meeting like writing the agenda and setting up the ag park, a grassy area near the farm for meetings, for the business portion of it, and each officer contributes to the facilitation of the meeting. 

The Selma FFA Officer Team organizes and launches each meeting with my assistance when needed,” explained agriculture advisor Mrs. Mendes. 

The members recapped and discussed old and new business in the chapter and reviewed reports from their last meeting like expenses and secretary reports. 

Afterward, the students were transported to the Selma bowling alley, where they spent time with their friends, had competitions for the highest score, and enjoyed bowling alley food together. 

“It was really fun,” stated freshman Cheyenne Allen. “I had a lot of my friends there, and we got through about a round and a half of bowling.”

The month of February is filled with special events like National FFA Week on February 21st-25th, Greenhand events, and a Game Night Meeting on Thursday February 24th. 

“We have so many dress up days and activities that members can participate in,” expressed Chapter President Kendall Hinton. “During lunch, we will even have an FFA member barbeque!”

Not only are the members preparing for events occurring at school, but they are also getting ready for State Conference. This is a big conference where students from various chapters throughout all of California meet up and participate in many different leadership activities where they meet new people and grow their leadership skills.

FFA members have a lot to prepare for as the year continues, and they each benefit from what the program has to offer them.

“It’s a program that I have been really excited to be able to join and now that I’m in it, I feel like it’s made me a significantly better person,” stated Allen.