Silex FFA holds Christmas party, ends 2018 with Greenhand Week

Madison Kuntz, Sara Grateke, Maddie Hall, and Lexee James pose for a picture at the Silex FFA Christmas Party. Photo Courtesy of Silex FFA

Madison Kuntz, Sara Grateke, Maddie Hall, and Lexee James pose for a picture at the Silex FFA Christmas Party. Photo Courtesy of Silex FFA

On Dec. 16, Silex FFA held their Christmas FFA Party at the Duggan’s Constructions Shop.

Silex FFA had a great turnout at the Christmas party. Silex FFA members got to eat a lot of homemade holiday foods and played many games.

Members also brought “gag gifts” and played rob your neighbor with Christmas presents. Members had good laughs, good food and great memories were created.

The Missouri FFA Association is a youth organization of over 25,500 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 327 local chapters.

FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

–Allie Norton, Silex FFA Co-Reporter 

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Silex FFA had Greenhand Week Dec. 17-21.

Members participated in dress-up days, the Degree Ceremony and Greenhand Night.

The dress-up days ran through a list of various themes: Monday was Denim Day, Tuesday was Farmer Day, Wednesday was Greenhand Shirt Day and Thursday was Ugly Sweater Day.

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 was the Chapter’s Degree Ceremony.

First year members were awarded their Greenhand Pins and FFA Jackets.

Second year members received their Chapter Degree. The Silex FFA Chapter hosted Greenhand Night, where all Greenhand recipients participated in various events such as music trivia, an apple bobbing competition and a pie-eating contest to obtain points for the STAR Greenhand Award.

The Silex FFA officer team and Mr. O’Brien would like to congratulate all members on receiving their Greenhand and Chapter Degrees.

Thank you to all the Greenhand members who participated in Greenhand Night.

–Rachel Klein, 

Silex FFA Reporter

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