FFA week concludes with Official Dress Day

Today FFA members concluded FFA Week celebrations with Official Dress Day. Garden Spot FFA members sporting their official dress could be spotted everywhere in the hallways of Lampeter-Strasburg.
Left to right: Jared Risser, Connor Ranck, Jordan Martin, Tyler Stoltzfus, Brandon Miller, and  Kyle Spots
On the morning announcements, freshmen Jared Risser gave powerful rendition of the FFA Creed. See his rehearsal video below.
The FFA Creed
I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.

I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.

I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.

I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.
Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition 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 his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. This year, FFA Week always runs Saturday, February 18 to Saturday, February 25 which encompasses Washington's birthday February 22 birthday.

The Garden Spot chapter had a different themed day all week. All students and staff are invited to participate. Those themed days were:
Tuesday, February 21FFA Apparel Day
Wednesday, February 22Flannel Day, Free Hot Chocolate, and an Ice Cream Social for staff after school
Thursday, February 23: Boot Scootin' Day
Friday, February 24Official Dress Day
The FFA is advised by Mrs. Janae McMichael and Mrs. Holly Oberholtzer.

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