During the week, local chapters host a variety of activities to actively engage FFA members in increasing understanding and participation in the FFA program. (The week of George Washington’s birthday was designated as National FFA Week in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. FFA Week always runs from Saturday to Saturday, and encompasses February 22, Washington’s birthday.)
Garden County Schools is extremely pleased to celebrate our 2nd year with an active FFA chapter. Sarah Paisley, the FFA sponsor, is continually working with these young people to promote leadership skills and assist them in FFA competitions. Great work, Mrs. Paisley and GCHS FFA students! We are proud of all your efforts and accomplishments. Keep working hard!
This week is also National Entrepreneurship Week. This 6th annual celebration is designed to expand the visibility of entrepreneurs in the United States. It is intended to recognize American entrepreneurs and the lifelong learning educational opportunities that prepare the NEW business leaders of the future.
Our high school is extremely proud of two programs that support entrepreneurship and receive tremendous support from our community: “Tech & Torch”-a student-based business (coordinated by Lori Barta and Zane Vapenik) and the business builder entrepreneurship class (taught by Tory Gilson)!
Tech & Torch provides students with real-world business experience of marketing and producing signs and other metal products using a digital plasma cutter. Check them out on Facebook or the school’s website!
Local businesses support our students by allowing them to job-shadow and spend time learning various jobs. This is an amazing opportunity for young people to experience authentic business environments and increase career awareness! A big thank you to these local businesses: Oshkosh TruValue Toolhouse, Garden County Health Services, Garden County News, Budaroos, and Wagon Wheel Vet Clinic. We sincerely appreciate the time you spend with these future business leaders!