Scribner-Snyder Gives Back
The Scribner-Snyder FFA Chapter has participated in a number of community service projects already this year!
Faith Food Pantry
The second Saturday of every month the Faith Food Pantry is held in the Auditorium in Snyder. Individuals and families in need come from surrounding communities to fill their carts and cupboards. FFA members volunteered their time and muscles to help individuals collect and carry their food items out to their vehicles.
In addition, FFA members brought canned food items to Husker Harvest Days for the food drive sponsored by Heartland United Way in Grand Island. Scribner-Snyder donated 45 pounds of food; and 5,380 pounds were donated by FFA members as a whole.
Every year the FFA and FCCLA participate in a spring and fall highway trash pick-up. In the middle of October we conducted the 2011 Fall Trash pick-up. Many members from both chapters showed up ready to help and get the job done. This year the pick-up was done in a very speedy manor.
FFA Members: Derek Beerbohm, Brant Stockamp, Garret Bertelsen, Chauncey Homes, Jordan and Micah Schut, Brooke and Sonny Lodl, Amanda and Emily Schreck, Amanda Schellenburg, Kim Siebe, Lindsay Peters, Brittany Hilliard, and Amber Metschke.
Good Samaritan Nursing Home
Before the weather turned cold, the Scribner-Snyder FFA members made their way to the nursing home in Scribner to help them with some fall yard clean-up. The FFA members raked leaves, trimmed bushes, cut trees, and removed much dead vegetation. In addition, the FFA members will be making their way to the nursing home to help make it festive for the holidays. We will be helping put up Christmas trees and decorating the facilities in December.
In conjunction with American Education Week, the S-S FFA sponsored the “I CAN Make a Difference Food Drive.” Each class was challenged with donating the most non-perishable food items, toiletries, or paper products for a prize. The "I CAN Make a Difference" Food Drive was a huge success! As a total, we raised 792 items for the Faith Food Pantry in Snyder! First place was taken by the 2nd Graders, who brought 237 items! Second place goes to the Kindergarteners with 132 items, and a close third place was the 6th Grade with 121 items. In order to reward the classes for their donations the FFA provided donuts and juice for the 2nd graders; cookies and juice for the Kindergarten; and because it was such a close race, the 6th graders each got a sucker! We really appreciate all of the community support and participation in this project. Those in the community that need it will be very grateful! It is a GREAT way to kick off the holiday season!
Leadership Skills Events
Several Scribner-Snyder FFA members competed in the District III Leadership Skills Events on Thursday, November 22, 2011 in Pender. As a team the chapter brought home second place in the small schools sweepstakes, which is overall total points.
In addition two individuals earned purple ribbons and will be representing the district at the state competition during the 84th Nebraska FFA State Convention held in Lincoln in March. Jordan Schut took runner-up in Extemporaneous Speaking with a topic of “EPA Regulations” and Brooke Lodl was second in Natural Resource Speaking with a speech titled “Air Pollution.”
Lodl and Schut teamed with Derek Beerbohm in an Ag Demo on Mig Welding for a blue ribbon. Also earning blue ribbons were Vincent Weeks and Kim Siebe in Creed Speaking and Amanda Schreck in Public speaking.
Red ribbons went out to the Junior Parliamentary Law team of Faith Cole, Amber Metschke, Emily Schreck, Dakota Lundry, Devon Greaser, Damon Risch, and Kim Siebe. Emily Schreck also brought home a red ribbon in Extemporaneous Speaking.
November 15 was the Scribner-Snyder Annual FFA Greenhand Night, where the freshman recite the FFA Creed and compete against each other to earn their right to go to District LSE. The four freshman that competed this year where Devon Greser, Vincent Weeks, Kim Siebe, and Damon Risch. Also this year, the students that are going to give speeches at District LSE presented their speeches. The audience moved over to the Ag shop and watched the other presentations as the judges got together and discussed which two freshman creed speakers they thought deserved to represent the Scribner Snyder FFA at LSE and hopefully move along to represent the chapter at State. This year the two members that were chosen were Vincent Weeks and Kim Siebe. Congratulations on a job well done.
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