More Than Just a Green Thumb!

The Medina Valley FFA hosts its annual Greenhand camp!

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Officers talking to the new Greenhands.

Dominick Cooper, Staff Writer

More Than Just a Green Thumb!
The Medina Valley FFA hosts its annual Greenhand camp!
Dominick Cooper
It is a new year for the Medina Valley FFA. This means that there is a new wave of Greenhands. A Greenhand is the most basic rank in the FFA. It is the first stepping stone in a long line of tradition. After Greenhand is the Lone Star degree, which is only obtainable here in Texas. After the state degree is the American degree, which is the highest of honors in the FFA.
“The officer team planned it, I had nothing to do with planning,” Mrs. Williamson stated.
The officers organized and pulled off a meeting for the Greenhands that was to inform them of the FFA and to help bring them together. There were approximately 36 Greenhands and 10 FFA Officers in attendance. The team building activities they participated in included tossing water balloons to each other without letting them pop, holding straws between each others’ fingers to prevent them from falling, and running up and down bleachers with eggs on a spoon.

“I enjoyed the water balloon activity the most.” Dane McClusky, 9, said. At the end, they all dipped their hands into green paint to make a poster commemorating the annual event. This is a time honored tradition that goes back to the start of the FFA. It is like a right of passage into the program, the first steps into something much bigger than oneself.