Springville FFA hosts a pumpkin carving contest
On October 29, Springville FFA hosted a pumpkin carving contest. This took place in the Springville High School greenhouse. It started around 7 pm and lasted until around 9 pm. The categories for the contest were scariest, most creative, FFA, and silliest. Everyone was free to do their own thing and had nice country music playing. After the pumpkins were carved, they were set up to be judged. The winners received a pumpkin pie. David Alborn made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for everyone to enjoy. It was a fun night to pull everyone together. Members had a great night carving pumpkins and just hanging out with their FFA friends.
Springville FFA served breakfast to veterans
On November 10, Springville FFA teamed up with student council to help honor our veterans by serving them breakfast, and dedicating an assembly to them. We had a lot of veterans come to the breakfast and got to hear a lot of great stories, as well as share a meal with them. We were honored to have Lieutenant Gabbitas share what he learned of his experience in the military. Lieutenant Gabbitas shared that he learned to be flexible in all situations and that is how he got through a lot of hardships throughout his career. He shared that he has not gone through as much as the rest of the veterans there, and thanked them for their service. It was great to hear all of his stories and explain how he got through all of these things on his own.
BYU ROTC presented a flag ceremony and the pledge of allegiance. Aleah Morris sang the National Anthem. Two great videos were created and presented by the student council to show our support for our veterans. Bailey Bird composed an original song and it was performed by Aspen Lambert and Bailey Bird in honor of Veteran’s day. The veterans were called up to the stage to thank them for their service. We held a moment of silence, and a brief history about Taps by David Alborn. We thanked the veterans and were very honored for them to come to the school.
The veterans have gone through so much and sharing breakfast and honoring them was the least we could do. We loved sharing the breakfast with them and hope to keep this a tradition.
Springville FFA attends Utah Leadership Conference
On December 11 and 12, Springville FFA traveled to Ogden for the Utah Leadership Conference. ULC is a two day event that teaches you about leadership and teamwork with others. The ULC is a high energy, personal and leadership skills development conference for FFA members. The goal is to help you better serve your local FFA.
At ULC, members meet new friends from all over the state who have the same interests. These friends may even last a lifetime. It’s fun to attend ULC throughout the years and see friends you met before. There is a dance the first night; it’s so fun to just let loose and line dance, maybe even swing dance.
For first year ULC attendees, you’re split into groups. The older members are in different groups of their own. Each group had its own leader for the whole weekend. It was really great to get to know them because they were either past state FFA officers or candidates for state office. Other than the main guest speaker, there were four workshops FFA members attended to learn about different skill sets. The weekend was fun and FFA members learned a lot.
Springville FFA brings Christmas to families (Sub-for-Santa)
Springville FFA alone bought and delivered Christmas for twenty students. With the help of other clubs here at Springville High, we were able to bring Christmas to over fifty children. Delivering the presents was the most rewarding part of the experience. To see the parents cry and the children gleaming with joy, really made Christmas special for each FFA member.
Each FFA member who helped with Sub-for-Santa was assigned a child in need and was given money from Springville FFA to go buy the needs for them. FFA helped support a lot of children and it was rewarding to see the children so happy just to receive a gift. Every year FFA supports children in need with the money from the cake decorating auction in the FFA Sweethearts competition.
FFA Christmas Party
On December 17, Springville FFA hosted a Christmas Party. The games played were giant twister, which was very fun, and Nintendo Wii on the projector screen. Everyone had a blast. FFA members roped a practice dummy and taught others how to as well. There was a lot of snacks for everyone to enjoy and some great company. Springvilles advisors even sang long to Karaoke; it was great to hear their wonderful voices to help us all feel the holiday spirit.
Pigs come to Springville FFA
Want to raise an animal and sell it for money? That’s what students in Springville FFA are doing. Students this year have bought pigs and are raising them for a stock show in April. Every year Springville FFA raises animals to sell at the stock show in Spanish Fork. Each student is in charge of raising, cleaning, and training the pig. This may sound like a lot, but it's really a fun experience to raise an animal and then show it at a stock show. The students are always happy to show and sell their animal and look forward to it each year.