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Busy Week For FFA
Enjoying a game with life-size Jenga pieces, sophomore and FFA member Sam Thomson, right, stacks another piece successfully as Addyson Luis, far left, looks on. Marg Jackson/The Times

With plenty of fun activities planned, Escalon High School was busy throughout the week, Feb. 23 through 27, as the FFA hosted lunchtime games and dress up days.

From a boot race to pie eating, life size Jenga to milk chugging, there was something different offered to EHS students every day at lunch. A special celebration on Thursday featured a catered lunch for school staff members, put on by Blodgett Catering, as a way to thank teachers, administrators and support personnel for their support of the organization and to show off the new ag department facilities, which were modernized during a school improvement project.

The Thursday luncheon featured salad, tri tip, chicken, beans, bread and more, and the ag room was filled with tables of happy diners.

Meanwhile, outside near the quad, FFA members were busy running the activities of the day, with boot races hosted and students able to try their hand at Jenga with life size pieces.

Escalon’s FFA is an active chapter, taking part in multiple competitions throughout the year and also working an ‘FFA Farm’ on the high school campus, adjacent to the district school bus garage. The chapter members take part in Field Days around the state and many also travel to the national convention each year.

Ag department officials said they were pleased with the week’s activities and are always willing to share information about the FFA in hopes of encouraging new members to join.