Important Things to Know About FFA

Riley Skipper

February 26, 2024

In case you didn't know, FFA stands for Future Farmers of America. I'm going to be telling you some facts and other things about FFA and what we do. First, I'm going to tell you about our official dress.To start with, the ladies wear a FFA official jacket with a white button up under,a blue scarf, skirt or dress pants, and closed toe black heels for, the fellow members, they wear black dress pants, a FFA jacket with a white button up under, And  black dress shoes with closed heels and toes. Next, we are going to talk about the three  benefits of FFA: gaining  friendships and mentors, practicing  essential skills, and learning to be leaders in their industry., In FFA you can also win competitions, and ultimately become the best versions of yourself possible. Now  we are going to talk about the three things FFA mainly focuses on: .making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education Most of  you may wonder why FFA is so important. Where's it ? “As the top school-based youth leadership development organization in the nation, FFA continues to help young people meet new agricultural challenges by helping members develop their unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.” FFA started in 1928 at Virginia Tech in Virginia.

NC Zoo Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Keegan Owens

February 26, 2024

The North Carolina Zoo is having its 50th anniversary this year. The North Carolina Zoo is the only zoo in NC and is one of the largest zoos on Earth, having a high amount of acreage for the animals. The zoo has big animals like lions, gorillas, and elephants. Those are very popular at the zoo. There is a lot to do at the zoo such as playgrounds, restaurants, ropes courses, tram rides, giraffe feedings, and more.

Sports Report

Ralph Malone

February 26, 2024

Tuesday Update: Happy Tuesday, hope everyone had a good three day break last weekend.  We had some good stuff going on this past week in sports. To start off, on Sunday, Feb. 19, we had the NBA All-Star Game and for the first time ever a team scored more than 200 points. The West All-Stars, who had arguably the better team, lost to the East All-Stars 186-211. There are a lot of opinions that the All-Star game is a joke, but at the end of the day, to put up 200 points by shooting from deep that's still pretty good. On Monday, Feb. 20, there weren't many important games but if you watch Nascar there was a pretty good win there. Monday was the Daytona 500 and since 2014, Hendrick Motorsports hasn't gotten a win there. William Byron, who races the number 24 car, won for his team Sunday. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 we had a big upset in the college basketball world. The reigning champs, the UConn Huskies, lost to the number 15 Creighton Bluejays. The game started off looking good for UConn as they took a big lead but that lead started to fade off during the half. That's when Creighton took the lead and never let go and won by a major 85-66. This game was big considering UConn was the number one ranked team in the nation and this loss also broke their 15 game win streak. The star players for UConn were Tristen Newton and Donovan Clingan. The star players for the Bluejays were Steven Ashworth, Trey Alexander, and Ryan Kalkbrenner. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, we had a big game in the South where the LSU Tigers hosted the Kentucky Wildcats. It was a very close game all the way through. This game was sad for Kentucky considering they were hoping to hold onto their number 15 spot and possibly go up in their rankings. The game was scored 75-74. The star players for the Wildcats were Antonio Reeves, Rob Dillingham. The star players for the Tigers were Tyrell Ward, Jordan Wright, and Jalen Reed. On Thursday, Feb. 23, we had a good win for NC. The Charlotte Hornets were hosted by the Utah Jazz where the Hornets were victorious. The Hornets, who are on a 4 game win streak, are playing amazing and the team is working together finally. The game was back and forth the whole time. The Jazz started off hot but would soon lose that heat and drop back for most of the game. Near the end, the Jazz moved back into the lead, but at the end of the game, the Hornets defense stepped up and so did their shooting game where they went on a run and won the game. This is the first time since 2006 that the Hornets beat the Jazz in Utah. The trade the Hornets made two weeks back has really helped them considering 40 of their points came from those players. The star players for the Hornets were Miles Bridges, Grant Williams, Brandon Miller, and the star players for the Jazz were Lauri Markkanen and Collin Sexton. We have some good games going on this weekend and sadly I won't be able to write this down because of when I am publishing this, but I’ll name some good games that I’ll be reporting on next week. On Friday, Feb. 23 we got a couple games. Considering the Charlotte Hornets four game win streak, I would say that their game against the Warriors should be a good one. For Saturday, Feb. 24, I am not going to put a game, but if you're a fan of baseball then you will be happy to know that spring training starts Saturday so make sure to find your team and set aside some time to watch that. See you next week with the best scores. 

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