Sunday, April 20, 2014
   
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FFA’ers lock in for fun, games

Last Saturday night, Gothenburg FFA members spent the night with potential members—eighth graders—at the high school.

The guest list included members of FFA and any eighth graders who wanted to know more about the organization.

To start off the night, hot dogs, chips and an assortment of desserts were served for supper.

Members and potential members then migrated to the performing arts center where eighth graders experienced how parliamentary procedure worked as junior and senior teams did demonstrations.

Then, there was a short video with pictures and highlights from the past year and a chance for members and eighth graders to ask officers questions about their supervised agriculture experience projects, competitions and other things.

Junior high students took a quiz to see who would be participating on the quiz bowl team that competes at state convention while FFA’ers played basketball in the gym.

Both groups later played games such as lay-down and balloon tag.

Other events followed:

Midnight—More dancing or playing basketball or volleyball or X-box or watch a movie.

1 a.m.—Pudding-eating contests and dog bone relays and other events.

1:45 a.m.—Lights out in the gym. Music and dancing.

3 a.m.—More movie watching, playing ball in the gym or hide-and-seek.

5 a.m.—Homemade chocolate chip pancakes, fruit and milk.

6 a.m.—Lock-in ends and students go home.

amanda larson

FFA reporter

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