MOUNT VERNON — This week is National Future Farmers of America week and local schools are celebrating with different spirit activities every day.
Many of the schools were closed on Monday, due to President’s Day, but they kick off spirit week in style today. The following is what the schools have planned for the week:
•Fredericktown High School — ‘merica Monday, sport your national pride by dressing up in red, white and blue; Truck ‘n Tractor Tuesday; support the organization and the home of the FFA jacket by wearing blue and gold on Wednesday; teachers won’t know where their students are on camo Thursday; and Cowboy/Farmer Friday. Friday will also host the annual Ag Olympics at Fredericktown, held on the High School stage. Teams will be competing in team races such as egg-on-a-spoon, wheel barrow races, sack races and the top two teams will have a “milk the cow” race.
•East Knox High School — Students will be sporting their Official Dress today; FFA shirts and camo will be worn on Wednesday; Hat day will be celebrated on Thursday; and “drive your tractor to school day” and Ford, Chevy and Dodge attire day will be on Friday. East Knox will also be hosting their annual FFA banquet Wednesday at 6 p.m. and averages 250 in attendance.
•Danville High School — DHS will also be doing several dress up days throughout National FFA week. On Wednesday morning, FFA students will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation breakfast and an activity for their Kindergarten students. Friday will bring the always-anticipated Drive Your Tractor to School Day.
•Centerburg High School — CHS features dress up days every school day during FFA week. Blue and gold day is today; flannel shirt day is Wednesday; Official Dress day is Thursday; and FFA shirt day is Friday. There are many girls basketball players in the CHS chapter of FFA, so at the game tonight, the FFA chapter will attend the game to support the team. There will also be a volleyball tournament Wednesday night for FFA members. There will be a teacher appreciation lunch on Thursday for the staff. Finally, there will be an FFA member lunch on Friday, where all 120 members will be fed.