Baker FFA Chapter express gratitude for teachers in Annual Appreciation Breakfast

By Maleah Graham

Early Thursday morning, on Feb. 28, the members of the Baker FFA Chapter were working hard to prep and cook breakfast for the well-deserving staff of Baker High School.

The freshly squeezed orange juice, which was a large task in itself, sausage, bacon, pancakes, and French press coffee were a hit. This specialty coffee was a favorite among many, especially coffee connoisseur, Mrs. Bettenhausen. This Spanish, AP English, and Speech instructor voiced her gratefulness by explaining how the annual event was “fantabulous”.

Newcomer and first time teacher, Mr. Waldbillig, thought that the experience was great and “a good opportunity to sit down and talk to colleagues that I don’t usually get to talk to during the day.” When asked why the chapter continues to do this event annually, President Bradley Kallevig, a senior, stated, “Serving breakfast is a small thank you for everything the teachers and staff do for us students on the daily.” The advisor of the club, Mr. Soumas, is well-liked among many. Bradley exclaimed, “He is a great adviser. We couldn’t do anything without him.” The strong work ethic of all was present, as everyone had a task and worked together to keep things running smoothly. Senior Terrell Koenig wasn’t keen on cooking, so when asked about his part in this event, his reply was “I just cleaned up.”

Aside from giving to others, select members of the chapter are headed to state FFA in Bozeman. Senior member Devon Solberg commented, “This year’s members have all done well. Many are going to state due to their hard work and dedication to this club.” The Baker FFA Chapter is a great organization and addition to all of the other clubs offered here at Baker High School. They are always looking for new members. Maybe FFA could be for you.