National FFA Convention

National FFA Convention is now over and students have returned to tell us how it went. On Wednesday when they arrived the first event they took part in was a huge concert. The concert starred The Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert. A large majority of the students thought the opening performance was better than the actual star performer.

Thursday was much more slow paced. Everyone got up really early and attended the opening session of the Convention and later on after that, went to the career show. the career show is a bunch of companies with booths set up where members of the FFA can buy things. John Deere, Case IH, Dodge, Ariat and Wrangler were just a few that had booths there. That night the Rich Hill FFA members went to a hypnotism show. Some of the students had seen it before but still got a good laugh out of what the magician made the people do.

Friday the members set out to help world hunger. The FFA was making and packing meals for starving children all around the world. Students would pour various foods into a bag, seal the bag, and put it into a box. The box would move on and be taped, put onto a pallet and be saran wrapped to ship out. Later that day the members toured Team 6R racing and an organic dairy farm. That night was the Worlds Toughest Rodeo. The rodeo was held in the PEPSI Coloseum, little did the students know this would be the last event held in the venue. The FFA members shut the lights out and ended the career of the venue with a bang!

Saturday morning came early, with the American Degree ceremony being held that morning. The Rich Hill FFA had one student receiving their degree, Levi Rapp. Degrees were handed out in alphabetical order, so students had to wait a while. After Levi received his degree, students rounded up their things and headed back to Missouri. All in all the members had a great time and hope to return next year!!

Levi Rapp with his Amercian Degree.

Some of the members waiting to help pack boxes.

The rodeo was sponsored by Ram Trucks.

One of the cars from 6R racing.

The Brantley Gilbert and Band Perry concert.

Powderpuff Pep Assembly!

Yesterday there was a Pep Assembly for the Powderpuff Game last night. During the assembly Mrs. Popplewell intruduced the teams, coaches, and the candidates. The King candidates were 8th grader Mark Kailbourn, Freshman Dustin Miller, Sophomore Luke Mellenbruch, and Junior Caleb Skocy. The candidate who won King was Dustin Miller. Each candidate had a tub and they were required to raise money. The one who had the most money won. A penny was worth one vote. Dustin raised $52.80. After she introduced the boys they did the Wobble dance. Then it was time for the Wheelbarrow races. The race was between Seniors Trevor Norbury and Josh Robb, Kenda Heckadon and Ashley Breckenridge. Sophomores Trevor Delozier and Alexis Ephland, and Madi Wheatley and Hayley Klinksick. The Senior boys Josh Robb and Trevor Norbury took the win.





Amanda Burchell and Morgan Gilkey

Powder Puff Football Game!

Rich Hill FCCLA hosted the 2nd annual powder puff football game this year. Every bit of money that was raised for this game was all donated to the Susan G. Coman fund. All together FCCLA raised 500+ dollars. The game was a great turn out. When the game started the freshman & sophomores scored first, shortly after that the upper classman retaliated with a touchdown of their own. At halftime the score was 12-14, in favor of the under classman. At then end of the night the final score was 30-18. The sophomores and freshman took home the title this year. Overall, the powder puff game was a great success and the girls had a really fun time playing football.





The Winners!