FFA students rise to the challenge


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FFA students Christopher Yates and Shane Nelson lift senior Ben Reeder up and over the goal while adviser Henry Goff makes sure everyone stays safe. The group also had a team-building day at the beginning of the school year called Battle of the Gavel.

Building a bond among members has been a major goal of advisers FFA Henry Goff and Mandi Neal this year; last Friday’s FFA Challenge was no different.

“It makes us work as a team,” junior Rachel Sullivan said. “We have to communicate when we we’re doing the challenge.”

The students had to pick up a classmate and lift him (or her) over a board perched on two ladders. The last person to go had to be able to jump over it, so teams had to make strategic choices.

“It was a great team building game,” senior Jernon Hawley said. “It took strategy effort and most importantly teamwork, which makes the dream work.”