On Dec. 2, Montana FFA State Officers Gracie Tooke and Max Andres came to visit the high school FFA members. To open the workshop, students were paired into groups of two or three. They were each tasked with designing their own family crest, but they had to incorporate parts of FFA they were missing this year. Students drew dances, gathering in crowds greater than 25, John Deere Ag Expo, traveling to events, staying the night, and skipping school. Each group presented their shields and what each drawing represented to the rest of the chapter.
Next, members were tasked with writing down different ideas to help engage the FFA Chapter because of COVID-19 restrictions. They bounced around ideas including, week long tag, water balloon fights, a DIY Escape Room, gingerbread barn competition, noodle ninja/tag, life-size board games, and tape statues. The group voted on their top three, the highest voted on was a DIY Escape Room. They planned the basics with Gracie and Max, and hope to host the Escape Room this school year. Overall, the group had a fantastic time working on new activities for the Chapter to participate in!