We’re Back.

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By: Courtney Knust

It’s been since 1976 that the Mormon Trail School District has had its own FFA Chapter. In the spring of 2014 Mormon Trail School board along with administration decided that it was time for us to have our own chapter to benefit our community and school. This year’s members have already participated in several Career Development Events such as Soil Judging, Livestock Judging, Greenhand Quiz and have done very well. The freshmen attended Greenhand Fire­Up Camp in Indianola and enjoyed the activities, as well as, meeting members from other FFA chapters. The members have set many goals of which include to be involved more in the communities of Humeston, Garden Grove and Derby. The calendar is full of activities to come such as Districts, National FFA Week, Annual Spaghetti Supper, Food for America Program at the elementary, State Convention, Parent­Member banquet, hanging flags at local cemeteries, as well as, activities/events with the Central Trail FFA Chapter in Leon. The chapter just finished with their annual Fruit and Cheese Sales. FFA members appreciate past and future support from our communities and plan on returning that back!

FFA members include: Reece Myers, Baylee Head, Connor Michael, Mackinzie Wright, Brittany Knust, Courtney Knust, James, Evans, Jamie Young, Andrew Reed, Maxwell Richardson, Kaylee Parmer, Brett Leer (not pictured Bradley Douglass) FFA officers for 2014­15 are:(front row) Baylee Head ­ President, Courtney Knust ­ Reporter, James Evans ­ Treasurer, (second row) Jamie Young ­ Chaplain/Parliamentarian, Andrew Reed Secretary, Maxwell Richardson ­ Sentinel, Kaylee Parmer ­ Historian, Brett Leer ­ Vice President

Fine Arts Sculpture by Jacob Heasley

Jacob Heasley has used clay to create “Forever Mine.” This is just one example of the work that he has done this year.IMG_1055 IMG_1056 IMG_1084

Fine Arts Wood Burning by Kelsey Gehlhaar

Kelsey Gehlhaar is a senior at Mormon Trail. Here are a few of her wood burnings that she has completed this year.IMG_1050IMG_1051

Fine Arts Painting by Taylor Jackson


These are a couple of examples of Taylor Jackson’s artwork. She is a senior at Mormon Trail.

Fine Arts Painting by Makesha Beebe

Makesha Beebe’s abstract painting showcases her unique and creative way to look at our world today. Makesha is new to the district this year. We have really enjoyed getting to know Makesha, and we look forward to seeing more of her creativity in our community.


Fine Arts Painting by Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson’s painting titled “Shadows,”  recently received 2nd place in the Wayco Art competition. This is her image of heaven painted in acrylic.