r By Monica Giffing
Every year at Springville High School the FFA Chapter hosts a Sweethearts week leading up to the Sweethearts Dance. The goal of the activity is to expose the student body to leadership, agriculture and raise money for our annual Sub for Santa service project. Each club nominates a senior girl to participate in the activity.
On Monday the girls participated in an interview. On Tuesday, they were able to learn a little about herding pigs. Thursday, they made and decorated cakes to be auctioned off during an assembly on Friday, February 16th.
On Friday, the FFA held a live auction assembly with local FFA supporter and auctioneer John Bair to use the cakes to raise money for Sub for Santa. Each December, the FFA works with United Way and all the clubs at the high school select families to provide Christmas for. This past December they were able to provide Christmas for 50 children and the recent auction will help with at least that many next year.
SHS FFA Chapter President Jaynee Giffing said, she likes the activity because “it exposes our entire high school and the community to our FFA program and agriculture. It allows everyone to be part of something bigger.”
For SHS FFA Chapter Vice President, Dakota Myers, the best part of Sweethearts week is the pig chase. “It’s fun to watch girls herd pigs that have never even been around pigs,” she said.r
rBelow is the list of the Sweetheart’s Week participants for this year:
Grace Ashcraft, representing Cross CountryrBrielle Cruz, representing ProStartrAvyrie Fellows, representing Key ClubrEmma Ferrin, Drama GuildrMikkelle Gallier, representing ChoirrLizbeth Guzman, representing LIArNikiah Jones, representing DrillrSara King, representing GSArMegan Martin, representing DancerTristan McAfee, representing Hope SquadrJoslyn Morrison, representing FCCLArChalise Nuttal, representing WrestlingrPresli Perrero, representing CheerrKatie Petersen, representing Student CouncilrEmma Scott, representing ChineserBrittany Simpson, representing SoftballrChloe Wimmer, representing FFA