2017-02-25 / The Bullhorn

RCS participates in National FFA week

By Delaney Sullivan
Bullhorn Editor

National FFA week is a week that allows the Future Farmers of America (FFA) clubs across the United States to educate others about agriculture.

The week is spent celebrating the youth organization and spreading the importance of agriculture.

While Roxboro Community School (RCS) had some activities last year, this is the school’s first year actively participating in the weeklong event. Through a trivia competition, and days dedicated to certain dress, the school’s FFA club made an impact this past week.

One of Biotech teacher Gina Lunsford’s classes hosted the “Agriculture Olympics” for middle school students on Thursday.

“The reason we held the Agriculture Olympics was to educate the sixth graders about how important agriculture is in our community,” said Lunsford. The weeklong tradition of FFA Week began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of the first president’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

The first National FFA Week was celebrated in 1948.

The week is observed from Saturday to Saturday and always encompasses Washington’s birthday.

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