El Capitan FFA Members Have a "Field Day" at FFA Meeting
By Branyon Bliss
El Capitan FFA Chapter Reporter
On August 24th, El Capitan FFA held its first FFA meeting. The theme for this meeting was a field day. Games were spread out throughout the front of El Capitan High School. All students enrolled in an agriculture course were invited to attend and over 150 students showed up and showed support for the first FFA meeting of the year! It was a great success. Agriculture students brought non agriculture students to the meeting to earn 1 extra FFA point, while also sharing the benefits of being an FFA member. While at the meeting, students had the opportunity to play various games including corn hole, tug of war, flag football, yard Jenga, and much more. Water related competitions also took place to beat the August heat.
Students being involved in El Capitan FFA meetings encourage collaboration and friendships. "The field day meeting was a great way for FFA members to meet each other at the beginning of the school year. Students got out of their shells quickly and met knew people. It was great to see the communication between our FFA members," said El Capitan FFA Advisor, Mrs. Michaela Pignone. Students also received FFA points for the quarter which benefit their agriculture class grade. Students learned that attending FFA meetings is a responsibility that can lead to friendships, collaboration, teamwork and fun. El Capitan FFA strives to ensure that students are having the best possible experience they can have right here in the ECHS Agriculture department, in and out of class.