Polk County High FFA students make annual summer trip to camp

Polk County High students attending FFA camp included: Row 1, from left: Blake Rackley, Ansley Lynch, Logan Morlino, Hannah Netschytailo, Keileigh McMurray, Jack Derkach, Banks Barber, Kendall Hall and Nate Smart. Row 2, from left: Clark Phipps, Matt Mullis, Rudy Macias, Jadon Hill, Erica Sullivan, Ailey Morlino, Leah Hardin, Haley Robinson, Grayson Jones, Caleb Potter, Jake Justice, Reese Alley, Paige Schlabach, Chan Barber, Karli Wood and Autumn Owen. Row 3, from left: Aaron Adams, Brett Phipps, Bryan Dadson, Anna McFadden, Mireya Roman, Mariah Overholt, Avery Edwards and Braden Miller. Row 4, from left: Weston Fisher, Harrison Fisher, David Horton, Seth Hardin, Colby Lee, Ryan Morgan, Dillon Overholt and Lucas Tipton. Not pictured: Sam Korzelius

Some 40 members of the Polk County High School FFA Chapter attended FFA Camp at White Lake, N.C. in mid-June.

The camping program at the week-long event consisted of character building, leadership and recreational activities. Each day started with students taking part in devotional, flag-raising ceremonies and callisthenics. Next, students attended leadership sessions where they enhanced their leadership skills.

The remainder of the day the students participated in competitive events including water sports (swimming, canoeing, water ball), basketball, volleyball, softball, horseshoes, shuffle board, checkers and table tennis. All activities were based on a point system and the team with the most points at the end of the week was declared the winner.

The Polk County High chapter had four teams competing: Black, Blue, Silver and White. The teams placed as follows: Blue 3rd, Black 5th, Silver 6th and White 7th.