Molalla High's FFA more than 'cows and plows'
recent uncertainty, the school program sends 11 students and seven adults to a
"One of our missions is to make sure there is a caring adult for every single FFA student," Ettestad said. "Another is to get them the most modern and up-to-date knowledge. FFA is more than cows and plows these days."
Ettestad said alumni achieve some objectives through an annual dinner and auction, which this year is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the high school. Last year's event raised $19,000, all of which went to scholarships or student expenses such as travel.
Erin Beyer, a 17-year-old senior at Molalla High and president of the FFA, said students and alumni "have a really excellent relationship."
"It doesn't matter what we're doing or what we need, we can always go to the alumni and say, 'Hey, we need your help,' "she said.
Beyer, the daughter of Sen. Roger Beyer, R-Molalla, said such strong support for FFA stems from the fact that people in the community have a real sense of the value of agriculture.
Erin Beyer said she, too, is looking to give something back. When she graduates in the spring, Beyer plans to delay college for one year while she runs for a state FFA office.
"FFA has given me so much and has been such an integral part of my life," she said. "It would just be a way of saying, 'Thank you.' " Tom Quinn: 503-294-5918; firstname.lastname@example.org
Grove Best In State!
Elementary staff and students achieved an unprecedented distinction in this age
of diminished education priorities - 100 percent of third and fifth graders met
statewide standards in reading and math!. Across the district, Clarkes Elementary,
also achieved an outstanding 100 percent of third-graders and 87
percent of fifth-graders meeting the reading benchmark! Congratulations
staff and students!
Arts Team Excels At State! Update
of how Molalla's Culinary Arts team did at the State competition.
Twenty-seven teams attended and there were two parts of the competition:
the "Knowledge Bowl" (similar to Jeopardy but with info
Arts Team Excels At State!
Update of how Molalla's Culinary Arts team did at the State competition. Twenty-seven teams attended and there were two parts of the competition: the "Knowledge Bowl" (similar to Jeopardy but with info