Ag Students Take on Heat During FFA Event
Being an Atwater High School FFA member sometimes provides opportunities, events, and activities that extend beyond agriculture, and for over sixty students, staff, and family members that opportunity was to attend and experience a live professional hockey game. Members of the Atwater FFA traveled to Stockton this past weekend for an AHL minor league hockey game between the Stockton Heat and the Bakersfield Condors. This FFA event is part of the annual Atwater FFA Hockey/Basketball Trip scheduled each December. The trip provided students with charter bus transportation, game tickets, and an action packed game. Many students earned the trip free as an incentive towards their fundraising effort and/or their volunteer contribution towards organizing and implementing various activities and events during the 1st semester of the school year.
For most students this is the first time they have ever attended a professional sporting event. “The best part is seeing the smiles and enthusiasm of our students when they travel and experience something new,” said FFA advisor Taylor Helton. “The Heat provided our group with free hats, great seats, a group photo on the ice, and an opportunity to meet the players after the game!”
This activity coincides with the recreational aspect of FFA and the agriculture program as it creates an opportunity for FFA members to participate in recreational activities and develop one’s social and team building skills. It is an opportunity for students to travel, explore new places, gain more experiences and most importantly, have some fun!
For more information on the Atwater High School Agriculture Department and Atwater FFA, please log on the website www.AtwaterFFA.org .
Atwater High School Agriculture Department
PO Box 835 / 2201 Fruitland Ave
Atwater, CA 95301