The Harris- Lake Park FFA has been busy since the beginning of the school year.
Safety Day was a success and now things are in full swing with fruit sales and National
Convention coming up!
This year the H-LP FFA has 32 members all ranging from seventh grade to twelfth
grade. Massina Mandelkow is our only seventh grade member. The eighth grade
members are Jack Rasche, Aaron Erne, Brody Untiedt, Tristan Urwin, and Dalton
Nicks. The ninth grade members are Nathan Davis, Zach Heikens, Koltyn Bradley,
and Caleb Kracht. The tenth graders are Blaine Stone, Emma Watje, Jen Goodell,
James Harmon, Greg Vellema, Ted Doeden, Cale Hellinga, Shandy Gembler, Tatum
Green, and Dria Urwin. The eleventh graders are River Kelly, Darin Hesebeck,
Zach Hellinga, Alex Untiedt, Aaron Dean, Tanner Snow, Kiersten Carpenter, and
Elly Watje. The twelfth graders are Javier Tapia, Luke Harmon, Kole Ruml, and Ryan
The FFA elected officers at the end of last school year. River Kelly was elected
chapter president. Elly Watje was elected chapter vice president. Zach Hellinga was
elected chapter secretary, and Tanner Snow was elected chapter treasurer. James
Harmon is chapter reporter while Jen Goodell is chapter sentinel. The FFA advisor is
Safety Day at the elementary on October 3 was a success! Stations included
Weather Safety, First Aid, PTO Safety, Belt Safety, Tool Safety, how to be safe around
large animals, and Mower Safety. The FFA also designed Safety Day shirts that were
given out to all the students.
The FFA chapter participated in judging contest. Livestock judging was Saturday,
September 13, at the Clay County Fair. Zach Hellinga, Tanner Snow, Emma Watje
and Ted Doeden made up the judging team. Soil judging was September 29th in
Sioux City, Iowa. The judging team was Aaron Dean, Alex Untiedt, Tanner Snow, and
“I enjoyed meeting new people at the judging contest,” Nathan Davis said when
asked about his favorite part.
The FFA members sold fruit from September 26th to October 13th. Some of the
FFA members are busy working to reach all the requirements to go to National
Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The convention is October 29th through November
Harris- Lake Park FFA is hoping to have a great year. They will be busy with various
events throughout the whole year.
By: Emma Watje