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Last Wednesday evening, Warsaw FFA members traveled to Elkhart to compete in the Area X Crops & Forestry Contest.

The Senior Crops team placed 4th, the Junior Crops team placed 3rd, & the Senior Forestry team placed 3rd overall. All teams advanced onto the state contest this past Saturday at Purdue University. 

This past weekend, our members competed in the state Crops & Forestry contests at Purdue University.  

Congrats to the senior crops team, consisting of Bailey Stutzman, Reagan Rowland, & Cadence Gibson & Jacob Baker, for placing 11th in the state. 

Congrats to the senior forestry team, consisting of Abby Doberstein, Taryn Whetstone, Dakotah Easterday, & Anthony Taylor, for placing 12th in the state.

We are so proud of their hard work over the last few months! 



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Congratulations to the Warsaw FFA Chapter's Parliamentary Procedure/Chapter Meeting Contest Teams. Last evening, Warsaw hosted the District II Parli Contest and our members came out on top! The Novice Team, consisting of Alyssa Swanson, Harrison Stofer, Makaleigh Lane, Blake Schnackenberg, Brea Thompson, Thomas Boggs, & Reese Rowland, placed FIRST. The Senior Team, consisting of Reagan Rowland, Jacob Baker, Abby Doberstein, Bailey Hanes, Hailey Locke, Lauryn Rhodes, Valerie Messmore, Ayden Ault, & Anthony Taylor placed SECOND. Both teams will advance to the Section I competition in January. These students have worked so hard the last few months preparing for this competition & we wish them the best of luck as they prepare for the next contest! 


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Adopt-A-Family: 

Don't forget to turn in your gifts for Adopt-A-Family for our Annual Christmas Community Service Project by next Friday, December 7th with the tag. Haven't picked up a tag yet?! There are still some left on both trees in the Ag rooms. Help a family in need this Christmas by picking up your ornament today! 

December Meeting:

You won't want to miss out on the December FFA meeting on Wednesday, December 12th from 6-7:30pm with a carry-in dinner at 5:30pm in Y187. 
Be sure to wear your best ugly sweater & bring a white elephant gift with a maximum $5 value. The FFA Chapter will provide the ham and is asking 7th-8th graders to bring salads & pastas, 9th-10th graders to bring desserts, & 11th-12th graders to bring side dishes. 

Also- Don't forget about our CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, December 14th from 6:30-9pm in the Ag rooms. We will be watching ELF and having popcorn, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies! Don't forget to bring a blanket, comfy chair, and wear your PJ's! 



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Attention fellow friends, family members, teachers, & supporters of the Warsaw FFA Chapter: 

Please don't forget to save the date for our 15th Annual Community Appreciation Supper & Workers Auction which will be held this coming Monday, November 19th from 5:30-7pm in the WCHS Cafeteria. Help make this year a great one by supporting your local FFA Chapter. Please mark your calendars, bring your appetites, & come to have fun with us on 11/19. Contributions are greatly appreciated. For more information or questions please contact Mr. Riley at jriley@warsawschools.org. Thanks for your support!

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Crops Judging, Forestry Judging Practices  
 
Crops Judging, Forestry Judging CDEs will have their practices on Tues. Oct. 16, Wed. Oct. 17, Mon. Oct. 22 from 3-4:30 pm in WCHS Y-187.   
 
 
Parliamentary Procedure (Chapter Meeting) CDE  
 
The parliamentary procedure team will have their next practices on Tues. Oct. 16, Wed. Oct. 17, Mon. Oct. 22 from 4:30-5:30 pm in WCHS Y-187.   
 
 
October FFA Meeting
 
Mark your calendars for our next FFA Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 17  from 6-7:30 pm in the WCHS Ag Rooms Y-187.  Make sure to wear your Halloween Costume for the costume contest.  Fabulous prizes will be awarded! 
 
 
Foundations in Reaching Excellence (FIRE #1) FFA Conference  
 
The FIRE #1 conference is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9- Sun. Nov. 11 at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center in Trafalgar, IN.  This conference is geared toward older HS FFA members that have been in the FFA at least one year.  We will leave right after school on Friday and return around 5 pm on Sunday.  The permission forms and registration fee ($45 if first conference; $95 for everyone else) is due by Friday, Oct. 19.  See the attached information sheet & permission forms for more details. 
 
 
Fruit, Cheese, & Sausage Fundraiser 
 
The Warsaw FFA will once again host our annual Fruit, Cheese, and Sausage Fundraiser starting today.  Be sure to stop by the WCHS Ag Rooms to pick up your sales packet or get them at the Odtober FFA meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17.  Orders and money are due by Tuesday, Nov. 20 and the fruit will be delivered to WCHS during the week of Dec. 10  
 
 
Ordered FFA Jackets Are Here!!!  
 
If you ordered an FFA Jacket, make sure to stop by the WCHS Ag Rooms in order to pick up your crisp, new FFA Jacket.  They look amazing and our FFA Chapter is so excited for you to have your very one Blue & Gold Jacket- see the attached picture. 

 
National FFA Convention  
 
The National FFA Convention will again be held in Indianapolis, IN during our Fall Break (Oct. 24-27).  Follow all the action on the National FFA website  https://convention.ffa.org/ and also on the live stream that will be linked on the convention website. 
 
 
Community Appreciation Supper & Worker Experience Auction  
 
Our largest community event and fundraiser is on Monday, Nov. 19 in the WCHS cafeteria.  Make sure to return the green FFA Worker Form sheet, the purple It's Coming Invitation sheet, and the tan Food Sign Up- CASWA sheet by Monday, Oct. 22.  These were mailed to you at your home address.  See an officer or advisor if you did not receive these sheets.  Also see the attached flyer for more information.
 
Officer's Challenge with Reward Trip to Komets Game  
 
The Warsaw Chapter Officers will once again challenge the members to complete the following qualifications by February 1st in order to earn a free trip to the FFA Night at the Komets Game on Friday, February 22 at 8 pm.  Qualifications to attend trip include: Pay your $20 FFA Dues by Wed. Sept. 26, Attend 4 of the 6 FFA meeting between August and January, participate in the Community Appreciation Supper and be sold in the Member Work Experience Auction, sell at least 8 FFA Fruit. Cheese, & Sausage fundraiser items, and help with 2 FFA community service projects (Community Appreciation Supper is a different requirement and does not count as one of these two projects). See the attached flyer for more information.


Quick Reference of Upcoming FFA Activities:

 

Friday, Oct. 12- Fall Family Night 5:45- 8:15 pm @ Lucerne Park

Tuesday, Oct. 16- Crops, Forestry, Entomology CDE Practice 3-4:30 pm; Chapter Meeting (Parli) CDE Practice 4:30-5:30 pm 

Wednesday, Oct. 17- Crops, Forestry, Entomology CDE Practice 3-4:30 pm; Chapter Meeting (Parli) CDE Practice 4:30-5:30 pm; FFA Meeting 6-7:30 pm;  

Friday, Oct. 19- FFA FIRE #1 Conference Registration Due

Monday, Oct. 22- Crops, Forestry, Entomology CDE Practice 3-4:30 pm; Chapter Meeting (Parli) CDE Practice 4:30-5:30 pm 

Wednesday- Friday, Oct. 24- 26- National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN

Monday, Oct. 29- Crops, Forestry, Entomology CDE Practice 3-4:30 pm; Chapter Meeting (Parli) CDE Practice 4:30-5:30 pm 

Tuesday, Oct. 30- Officer Meeting 3-4:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 31- Crops, Forestry, Entomology CDE Practice 3-4:30 pm;

Thursday, Nov. 1- Community Appreciation Supper Committee Meeting 3-5 pm

Friday, Nov. 2- Adopt-a-Family Committee Call-out 3-4 pm

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