Spanish Fork FFA
The Sampson Family with the tree
Spanish Fork FFA gave a gift of love to the Festival of Trees held in Sandy Utah. This year our chapter did a tree in memory of Levi Sampson who lost his life in an auto-pedestrian accident this summer. Students donated over 40 pairs of jeans to help with the decorations of the tree. In addition over 40 FFA members spent time making ornaments. There was an activity and classes that helped to put everything together. We would like to thank all of those who made the tree a success.
The officers delivered the tree Monday, November 29 to the South Towne Expo Center. All the donated trees were auctioned off with all the proceeds going to the Primary Children's Medical Center. This year SFHS FFA's tree was purchased by an Anonymous sponsor for $1050. It has been great to remember Levi and his spunky attitude. He always wanted everyone to do better and help someone each day. We encourage everyone to find something good that they can do each day.
Festival of trees
Students have cared for, pinched, watered, and prepared for sale the poinsettias. This year, marketing for our crop was a little different. The choir at our school sales poinsettias every year. Instead of making them the competition we made them customers! Over 750 poinsettias were sold through the choir! What an awesome opportunity for us to combine with other groups and have a positive experience. A few other poinsettias were sold to the Senior Citizens Center and a great collaboration has also been started there. Poinsettias were a success in teaching students how to manage plants and to teach a lot about photoperiodism.
Over 40 students attended our activity to put together ornaments. Students were tasked with making jean roads, sewing jean ornaments, painting, and making quilts. A lot of hard work was put into the ornaments that were used for our Festival of Trees tree. It was great to see so many handmade ornaments by students be used through the process. Thanks to those who came and donated items to help make these ornaments and the tree a success. Every single one of the ornaments that made it on to the tree this year were made by one of our students.
Students have spent the last few months working with turkeys for the turkey show. Some of these students raised them at home while others raised them at the Animal Lab. Students were able to sell their turkeys and they were taken to Tremonton for processing. Students got hands on experience in processing the turkeys. Congratulations to Ashley Olsen who had one of her birds make it into the sale.. They donated a lot of these birds to needy families for Thanksgiving. Overall Turkeys were a success and allowed students a different opportunity for raising and marketing animals!
Corianne raises and shows lambs. She has a flock of ewes that she breeds and shows the lambs from some of those ewes. In addition she markets them to other exhibitors. She has also worked out a deal with Reams grocery store to sell one lamb per week through their store.
Kalley has a half acre garden that she cares for. She produces carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, beets, cucumbers, and more. She spends the summer weeding and picking produce. She uses a lot of the produce at home, gives some to family and markets the rest through local grocery stores or through KSL ads.
Students created a float for the Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce lights parade. It is a great way for our students to be part of the community. We were able to get our name out to many of the people who were there as well as through Channel 17 news. Our float included a reindeer barn and Santa on a tractor. We had students who came and rode on the float
Students build the systems inside of Steve the Big Dead Horse
November Floral of the Month
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CDE Practices will be held soon. Figure out which team you want to be on!
Students learning about the scientific method with the bubble lab
Congratulations to Kacie Jones who was selected as the schools Trade & Tech Sterling Scholar
Students learn about gaits of the horse by being the legs.
Students create pigs to label and judge.
Students unload and count poisnettias in the greenhouse