Gummy Bears and Vet Science

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How do vet science students demonstrate their understanding of directional terminology? By dissecting gummy bears!

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Grow with FFA at National Convention

Reminder National FFA Convention applications are down payments are due on Tuesday. Cost this year is $395 (this includes several meals, hotel, transportation, concert ticket and convention registration) – if you are selected to go you are encouraged to get donations to help off-set the cost of the trip, including coming to the next Gillett FFA Alumni meeting. We have 5 spots to fill on the bus.

We will be touring Jelly Belly, stopping in Chicago for a trip to the Science and Industry Museum, a Mobster Tour, Growing Power (greenhouse in Chicago), going to the Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert concert, attending the career show, participating in the National Days of Service and more!

If you or your parents/guardians have questions, make sure to talk to Ms. Claflin at kclaflin@gillett.k12.wi.us or 920-855-2137 x1105.

Officers attend the Sectional Leadership Workshop!

On September 10th the Gillett FFA officers attended the Section 8 FFA Sectional Leadership Workshop at Oconto Falls High School. There they all learned about their officer positions on the team and how to make the team better as a whole.

The officers that attended (from left to right) were Andrea Wians, parliamentarian; Raymond Brock, sentinel; Kallie Rank, president; Rachel Ransom, reporter; Abbey Horsens, secretary.

A good turn out for FFA members at the fair!

Gillett FFA members had a great time “Racing to the Fair” this year! On August 23-26 members showed animals, artwork, photography, and their skills. We had four people show rabbits, three people show dairy cows, one show a duck and one show a sheep at the Oconto County Fair. Our officer team put together a booth that received a third place ribbon.

Abbey Horsens won reserve grand champion heifer calf and made it into the sale where she made over one thousand dollars. Abbey said that “This year fair was an unforgettable year for her and that everybody gave their best.” Ryan Horsens won Senior Showmanship. Michelle Kohls got best of class for her cow. The Dairy Barn as a group won herdsman ship.

Tonie Glibertson won Grand Champion her market duck. The duck sold for five hundred and fifty dollars. She also received reserve grand champion on her pekin. Laura Reed-Warrichaiet got best of class for her Dutch rabbit. Victoria Loberger got a second place on her rabbit.

Skhyler Simpson received a reserve champion ultrasound market lamb and three first places on the three lambs she took. Kallie Rank said that “This year was a successful year for all that put in work on their fair projects and congrats to all!”

Note: There were several other FFA members who exhibited at the fair. This article highlights those members who exhibited through the Gillett FFA.

Grow with FFA at National Convention

FFA members interested in going to the National FFA Convention in October can pick up an application on the FFA bulletin board. Applications are due September 25. Gillett has 5 open spots on the bus. Member will be selected based on past attendance to convention and FFA experiences. Cost this year is $410 – if you are selected to go you are encouraged to get donations to help off-set the cost of the trip.

If you or your parents/guardians have questions, make sure to talk to Ms. Claflin at kclaflin@gillett.k12.wi.us or 920-855-2137 x1105.

FIRE Conference

Are you in 7th, 8th or 9th grade and in FFA? Come to the Foundations in Reaching Excellence (FIRE) Conference on October 6th in Appleton. The cost is $10 for Gillett FFA members and includes a t-shirt, lunch and your conference materials.

FIRE Conferences help young members explore what the FFA organization has to offer. These members meet other young members from across the state.

Registration Begins 8:30 a.m.; Program 9:00 a.m.; Conference Concludes between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. State FFA Officers plan and conduct these one‐day conferences. Topics such as personal development, FFA opportunities and programs, developing an SAE and learning what the FFA organization is all about are covered in the fun‐filled, hands‐on workshops.

Let Ms. Claflin know if you would like to go!