BIG NEWS COMING IN THIS WEEK FROM NATIONAL FFA
The National FFA Organization in Indianapolis In, annouced Ms. Chandler Trantham has been selected to be part of the 2018 National FFA Chorus.
Chandler, the daughter of Bryan and Toni Trantham of Boise City, was selected to be on stage and in the spotlight October 24th thru 27th with the chorus. Chandler will sing, dance, and perform during the 2018 National FFA Convention and Expo.
Chandler, a junior at Boise City High School, the President of the Boise City FFA Chapter, has been in the Oklahoma State FFA Chorus for two years, and a member of Boise City FFA for her fourth year.
Please give Chandler and her parents congradulations on this huge event.
More EXCITING news from the National FFA arrived this week from the National FFA.
The National FFA Organization in Indianapolis In, annouced Ms. Megan Trantham was selected to recieve the highest degree given out this October. Megan will be recieving the American Farmer Degree at the National FFA Convention and Expo.
Megan is the daughter of Brent and Angela Trantham of Boise City. Megan has one younger brother Paul who is also a member of the Boise City FFA.
Megan is a Boise City High School graduate in 2015, where she continued her education at Oklahoma State Univeristy. Megan is a senior this year at OSU.
Please give Megan and her parents congradulations on the huge milestone she has accomplished.
The Boise City FFA chapter is extrememly proud to call these two ladies members of their chapter. Congradulations Chandler and Megan on a job well done.
August has arrived
School enrollement starts Monday lets get in and see who is in what class come on come all
Mr. Wagner will be in his room, come on by and see him.
July was nothing but a whirlwind as you can see
Big # Field Days were a success
The Boise City FFA Livestock team of Stran Wagner Paul Trantham JayCee Vega and Bronk Embry really went for the gold. Placing 38th out of over 238 teams in the junior FFA division, over three full days of judging Cattle, Sheep/goats, and swine. Individual placing over all was 61st Wagner, 184th Embry 232nd Vega and 332nd Trantham out of over 550 judgers, pretty impressive to me. There were things to work on and fine tune but what a great set of members representing the chapter, town, and comunity with pride. The members also judged in the meats division. This is the judging of cut and wholesale meat that is prepare to judge. The members were excited to participate and man oh man did they ever participate. Ranking 5th overall junior team our of 46 entered. individial placing were as follows, Paul Trantham was 14th, Stran Wagner was 23rd , Bronk Embry was 38th, and JayCee Vega was 78th out of 105 judgers in there division. What a great accomplishment, so very neat for those members to do.
American Farmers and Ranchers Leadership camp is completed and members that attended are submitting their stories to the advisor to be place in the paper and on the web site shortly.
Junior National Maine Anjou and Chianina Cattle show with the GRAND FESTA is complete. Stran Wagner attened with two head of home raised animals for the show. Stran showed his steer AGGIE first and won 3rd place in both the maine and the chi arenas. The following day Stran showed his heifer ELVIRA in the bred and owned show on the Maine arena. Stran walked away with Reserve Division Late Fall Yearling. Bringing ELVIRA back to the grand drive was a goal that has been set ever since Stran started showing 7 years ago. This could not have made Stran happier to win reserve with one of his very own raised calves. The last day Stran showed ELVIRA in the owned show and placed third in his division.
The FFA Alumni Camp is over Chandler Trantham, Paul Trantham and JayCee Vega had a blast. Mr. Wagner was the cabin dad for session 2. Watching in the wings of the sessions Mr. Wagner was able to see the effects of positive leadership coming out in the Boise City kids. They were energetic, enthusiatic, ready to learn, ready to speak and give ideas on leadership. This is awesome knowing all the information they got about being YOU and helping others be YOU is something that can pay off so big in the future. The trip was long and nothing like leaving before sun up and getting home when the sun goes down.
Big 3 livestock judging is just next week. Stran Wagner, Paul Trantham, Brok Embry, and JayCee Vega are all headed to win the trophy at Stillwater. We will leave Monday and return Thursday after the final awards are done. THis begins the 2018-19 livestock judging sessions. These kids made the commitment to judge and get better every single day. Cant wait to see whats in store for them.
If you are attending American Farmers and Ranchers summer leadership camp please contact Mr. Wagner as soon as possible to arrange transportation to and from the camp. The 7,8,9th grade kids will be leaving at 7 amm Sunday July 22 and returning Tuesday July 24 10,11,12th grade will be leaving at 7 on Wednesday July 25 and returning Saturday July 28th. Mr. Wagner is glad to give rides to and from the camp but have to let him know who is going and which camp they are going to .
SAE inspections have been taking place if Mr. Wagner has not contacted you about your project please contact him. Sometimes the confusion of who has what gets lost. Keep feeding on schedule and cleaning pens, waterers, and feed pans. Make sure to enter time in AET along with camps, basketball, leadership, games, jackpots and so forth.
Santa Fe Trail Days are done and over for another year. The Boise City FFA officers gathered in the Ag room for some quick topics of the upcoming year. The officers will be contacting other members to help them with committees for the 2018-19 school year. So keep up with those phones they will be a calling.
Mr. Wagner is out and about checking on summer projects, animals, jobs, and just checking on the kids of the program. He is making his way around Tuesday to weigh and look at summer animals for the fall shows. The ag farm has been sprayed with weed killer and the barn swept. If you have animals in the barn make sure all feed and hay are in a sealable container and sweep up the residue after each feed mixing. The exterminator is on his way to rid the mice even more. We will have a clean up at the farm sometime in August to prepare for the school year.
Make sure to keep records straight with AET each of you have your user name and password if not please give Mr. Wagner a text, call, or come by the office.
If you are attending a camp this summer please fill in Mr. Wagner He would like to know where and when the camps are. Also AFR camp when you find out you were accepted let Mr. Wagner Know He may be able to take or pick you up from camp.
Big 3 Livestock judging is coming next month July 16,17,18, and 19th
if interested in judging for FFA need to know so Mr. Wagner can plan.
Mr. Wagner visited many of the summer livestock projects. Animals were weighed and evaluated and discussed with the parents and the students. If you didnt get on the list for Mr. Wagner to visit project please send message to Mr. Wagner via school, text, email, or phone call . dont want to leave any one out of the loop.
Dont forget many summer leadership camps registration is due quickly. Get them in and go to leadership camps, good for you, chapter, and school. Make a difference
2018-2019 Boise City FFA Officer Team
On May 14 the applicants for the Boise City FFA Officer team were back at school. The applicants took time out of their schedules to do interviews for the offices. Mr. Harland, Ms. White, and Mr. Burdge were all willing to conduct the interviews. Mr. Wagner had Colton Wait draw for the order of the interview.
After the interviews were completed the three panel members took time to place the members int eh following order of office for the school year. The board also took time to give the candidates their feedback on the interview as a whole and as individuals. This was a great learning experience for the canidates.
It is my great pleasure to annouce the 2018-2019 Boise City FFA Officer Team
President Chandler Trantham
Vice President Cuinton White
Secretary/Treasurer Stran Wagner
Reporter Kaitlyn Meister
Sentinal Tyler Brown
Please take time to give each one of these members a congradulations, for they have just began the hard road of travel. This team will be great and accomplish many things this next year.
Kaitlyn Meister Boise City FFA Reporter
On April 30th the Boise City FFA chapter headed to the Oklahoma State FFA Convention for a week. Mr. Wagner drove the suburban loaded with members, jackets, and plenty of clothes down the long highway. Upon arriving at Oklahoma City Kaylee LeGrand (8th Grade member) and I were on the floor of the first general session of the FFA Convention. We were counted as being present for the Boise City Chapter and voted on several key state FFA offices. After that we were to attend 2 or more leaership workshops. The members who attended the convention were Stran Wagner, Cuinton White, Paul Trantham, Tyler Brown, Kaylee LeGrand, Chandler Trantham (who was singing in the state FFA choir), Mr. Wagner, and myself. With all the amazing learning that was done we got to take a few seconds to go through the trade show. We attended the concert put on by The Casey Donahue Band. We enjoyed learning and meeting with new members through out the state. After the state convention was completed and the last box was loaded out for coutesy corps, we were treated to Top Golf. The day was filled with lots of laughs and giggles as members tried their best to hit the golf ball. It was a great time to enjoy after being in the convention for two straight days of concrete and high heels. We owe a big thank you to the Boise City FFA Alumni for giving each member that went money for everyday to help with food expenses, the wonderful meal at the Itilian restraunt, and for the fun time at Top Golf all paid for by alumni. Over all it was an amazing week with an amazing group of people.
Tyler Brown Boise CIty FFA member
2018 Oklahoma State FFA Convention
The FFA state convention was a great time. I learned a lot of things and got to meet a lot of new people. The career show was good. The booth with the simulation was a fun time. The only think I didnt like was that the booth had a long line. Also there was a lot of college booths int he career center. The music they had was awesome. I would like the lazer show to be longer. We stayed in a hotel a ways from the convention center. I wish the poeple across the street woud gibe FFA chapers discounts considering the amount of members who went down to eat at downtown OKC Bricktown. That way we would not get stuck in traffic and would not have to wake up so early in the mornings to eat and make the convention on time. The workshp that I went to was great. They told us about self confidence and the ablitity to do whatever we wanted. No job was out of our reach when we were willing to try. We had a formal dinner as a chapter at Zios Italian Restaraunt in Bricktown. This was neat to see the different items everyone ordered and ate. We had a great time talking without our phones. We also ate at Fuzzy’s taco in bricktown and in Edmond where we played TOPGOLF.
Monday is almost here and the Boise City FFA chapter will be on the road to the Oklahoma State FFA convention in Oklahoma City. The city is being overtaken by blue and gold coats from all over the state. Members will participate as delegates on the floot electing new state officers, district officers, and by law changes. Members will be getting awards and attending some awesome leadership workshops. Members will go down and stay at the Holiday Inn in oklahoma City for free of charge thanks to the Zoetis drug company who allowed the Boise City Vet Clinic the opportunity to award us a grant for a percentage of sales of their product thru the vet clinic. THis money was awarded and immediatly placed in the funds for the hotel rooms at state convention. WIthout this kind of help members would have to help with the cost of rooms at state convention. The Boise City FFA Alumni helps the chapter all year and then gives the members money to help pay for food while at the convention. Way to go Boise City Community big thank you
As the school year is ending, check the school calendar for all upcoming events for 2018-2019 school year. The FFA calendar has been meshed with the school’s calendar online. If something is not posted please contact Mr. Wagner. As events come thru Mr. Wagner will try to keep the calender up to date as the weeks, and months roll thru. THe calender is google calender.
The school year is coming to a close, but for some FFA continues. Make sure your books are up to date and feed receipts are in check. As the summer comes to us make sure those water tanks are clean and full of fresh water, feed troughs are cleaned out and with fresh feed and mineral. Mr. Wagner will be making rounds to your facilities to ensure your projects are always improving, if need a certain time or day for your project to be checked just call or text Mr. Wagner so he can put it in the schedule for everyones ease. Dont forget just like anything you do if you dont work with that animal for a long time the animal wont know what to do. So dont just throw feed in a tub and expect them to be like they were when you were working with them each day.
Remember work like you are at the bottom of the pile, show like you are at the top
THis summer is filled with summer shows, leadership camps, and just work time. Parents members have been given the forms to fill out for summer leadership camps. These camps are strictly volunteer and cost is up to the member to cover. If your child has not given you the forms please contact Mr. Wagner. FFA continues thru out the year never ending and never yeilding.
Keep checking the website and calender
send Mr. Wagner photos to post
Advance Leadership Development Oklahoma City Ok December 10th and 11th
President Mesa Compton
This past weekend two other fellow officers and I attended ALD Conference, in Oklahoma City. Before our conference started we visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial and Museum. At Advanced Leadership Development Conference we learned the keys to being a great leader. Some of those keys are, communication, working with partners, working with groups, and taking in the groups advice to finish the project. We were all assigned a partner, my partner’s name was Kaitlyn. She was from Shattuck Oklahoma. We learned how to communicate with each other with signals so we would find one another when we had to split up. I really enjoyed meeting new people and meeting up with old friends. We all had to learn how to teach others how to do something, and we also had to learn from other people, which showed that we knew how to use demonstration, our listening skills, and our learning abilities. My favorite part of the conference would have to be playing Ted Says, because it really challenged us to listen, participate, be competitive, and pay close attention.
Vice President Jalynn Voorhies
Saturday our chapter went to the Oklahoma bombing memorial museum. The chapter walked through the Field of Empty Chairs, the Rescuer’s Orchard, and the Survivor Chair. We took the tour through the museum, where the group watch films over what happened that horrible day and saw pieces of the wreckage. Later that afternoon I had the pleasure of attending the Advanced Leadership Development camp. I met a lot of new people over the weekend all FFA were put into rooms with two or three people we did not know. The members had three general sessions that we had all together in one room. The attendees learned how to listen to others ideas, team work and many other keys to leadership. In the beginning we played two truths one lie as an icebreaker game. Then we split off into groups of about nine or ten and all had to learn each other's names and we played a name game to remember the others names. Next the group played a form of “family feud”. As a group we all had to come up with answers to the question being asked and then decide on which were the best three. This was to teach us to listen to everybody's ideas first, not just come up with our own ideas and use them. Later Mrs. Turk came and she split us into groups of two and we had to learn a few things about each other and decide on a “gang sign” of sorts. She then asked us to join another group and introduce our person to the other two people, at that point, she had us teach each other something. The group did this until a majority of people knew each other and the others project they taught each other and then we did one as a big group. The next day we started with Mr. Ted and he had us move seats, and then put us into teams of six or seven. He handed out index cards and had us build towers out of them to see which team could work together to build the tallest tower, my team was second. In this activity we started, and after we decided that our tower was not going to be tall enough so we made a decision and started over. My team still finished second through our teamwork, plus we finished with plenty of time even on our second try. He suddenly handed out ropes and told us one person can stand in the rope but the person can not move their legs and we all had to hold hands and could not release our hands. The team next all had to go through the rope to get it on the outside of our circle. My team did not do very well but it was still fun. Mrs. Turk came back then and we got back into our original teams and had to draw a picture of the other person based on what they told us the day before. We then had to tell them a goal so they could hold us accountable for doing it. After the group had to make a human chair to learn to trust the other members of our team. Afterwards we did a whole group one with all of the kids there, complete strangers were holding you up and you had to trust them to not fall or you would get hurt. At the end we did a mannequin challenge and that was my ALD experience.
-Treasurer Brian Clements
This event is a very fun experience as well as an educational workshop. You meet new people, play leadership building games and as well as build lifelong friendships.
You first get there and check in and see some of your old friends. The first session begins after all that it last for four hours you listen to the speaker and find a partner from a different school and don't even know them. Then you find out each other's name as well as interesting facts about them. After joining another group explain who your partner is also a few facts about them. Then you make an even bigger group and do the same thing. After we break to go eat. Then go back for another session that's an hour long. This session we go over everything that you learned in the first session. Then another break again for thirty minutes and then there is a dance and you have fun for three hours. Then you get up the next morning and get breakfast. Then there is one more session before everyone part ways. The last session is probably the best one because you have so many new friends and memories that last a lifetime. This is a very inspiring event I recommend going at least once.
It's a fun experience you meet a lot of people and reunite with long lost friends. There is a lot of things to learn in that short two days but it's fun and educational. There is so many great opportunities in the FFA and i encourage you to go and experience this.
On Wed October 19th 2016 The Boise City FFA chapter hosted the Oklahoma Board of Agriculture, for their annual board meeting. Officers performed opening and closing ceremonies for the board and numerous distinguished guests. The FFA presented the meeting with a home cooked meal of steak and chicken fajitas, mexican rice, refired beans, served with flour tortillas. Homemade guacamole, fresh vegatables, and salsa on the side. This was the first time in 109 years of statehood, Cimmarron County hosted an official meeting for the Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture. Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese presented Mesa Compton Boise CIty FFA President an executive citation from the Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin stating “AGRICULTURE APPRECIATION DAY IN CIMARRON COUNTY”. When motivated students have a plan nothing will stand in their way. THis was once in a lifetime opportunity for the chapter and the officers to be part of history. The chapter wants to thank Alumni Megan Trantham for all she did to make this come together. With out Ms. Tranthams idea of bringing this to Cimarron County none of this would have happened. Ms. Trantham is truely an FFA member at heart by Living To Serve. Thank You for all the others who helped make sure this occasion part of these peoples lives forever. Boise CIty FFA is reaching for the stars and bringing them with in reach. Great job officers this is something to be proud of forever.
Tuesday, September 27 The Boise City FFA Officers Mesa Compton, JaLynn Voorhies, Chandler Trantham, Brian Clements, Cuinton White, and Kaitlyn Meister attended the Northwest District Chapter Officer Leadership Training in Enid Ok. at the conference were over 300 fellow officers from the northwest distric FFA chapters. At out conferece we were taught many things about leadership and how to a better leader. We talked about new ways to try to get more kids involved in FFA. We were taught and asked how to make them love the FFA experience. This years theme was “The Bottom Line” The bottom line is do you want to be a good top of the lne leader or one who really does not want to do it. Leaders are often seen seperate, remember members are not officers but officers are members.
Writtten by Cuinton White Boise City FFA Reporter.
The Boise City FFA and Cimarron 4H attended the Panhandle Expo in Guymon Oklahoma August 18th 19th and saturday the 20th On Thursday the goat show was on the agenda. FFA President Mesa Compton placed 3rd in class with her weather in class. Vice president JaLynn Hoorhies placede 2nd in class with a doe, 3rd with a weather and 3rd in showmanship.
On Saturday was the cattle show in Guymon. FFA member Stran Wagner was Reserve Grand Maine Anjou heifer. FFA President Mesa Compton was 3rd in class with her Simental prospect steer, Member Stran Wagner was Reserve Grand Champion Maine Anjou prospect steer, FFA Vice President JaLynn Voorhies was 2nd in class with her Maine Anjou progress steer and 2nd in class with her crossbred progress steer. All member competed in Beef Showmanship, this just shows that the members are wanting to get better each and every time.
The FFA chapter is extremely happy with all the members who competed at the Panhandle Expo in Guymon. The FFA motto says Learning to do Doing to Learn Earning to Live and Living to Serve by the way these members showed their animals, one can see they are learning doing, earning and defiantly Living to Serve.
When you see these members please congratulate them on their achievements.
The Annual Boise City COOP member meeting is scheduled for August 9 2016 at 630 PM Members of the officer team attended the meeting were Vice President JaLynn Voorhies Secretary Chandler Trantham Treasurer Brian Clements and Sentinel Kaytlin Mister. The officer team were privileged to eat a wonderful BBQ dinner provided by Honeys BBQ from Guymon. The officers enjoyed the meal and proceeded to clean up the trash from the tables before the meeting started. The officers handed out door prizes to the winning tickets. This was an exciting time for the officers to meet several members of the community who they would not normally have contact with. The officers were greeted with smiles and thank you The officer team stayed and gathered the chairs and tables for the COOP. Mr. Wagner was witness to students coming together and becoming leaders of the future. One can say the tide is coming in with pride and joy. A job well done.
Learning to Do
Doing to Learn
Earning to Live
Living to Serve
Vice President JaLynn Voorhies attended the STUCO camp this summer and had this to say:
This summer I had the privilege of attending the Oklahoma Association of Student Council’s basic camp, where I learned many new leadership skills. One of my favorite things that I learned was sportsmanship. This is something we often do not stress enough in and out of the show ring and everyday life. Yes, winning may be fun and it may be great but in the end it is more about the experience. You got to be part of something new and refreshing the making of new friends. Sportsmanship is also learning how to cheer on others even if you are losing or pick up another team’s player if they get hurt, because in life everything is not always about you. I also learned that to be a leader you sometimes also have to first be a follower. Not everybody starts out in a leader’s position, often you have to learn first how to be a follower and then a leader second. This teaches you how to work and to know when something is too much to ask of another member of your chapter and what is not enough because you have been in that position once. I learned through a trust fall practice that many times you have to trust your followers and fellow leaders. I was taught to say see you later, and not goodbye because goodbyes are so final and you never know what the future holds.
Treasurer Brian Clements and Sentinel Kaitlynn Meister attended the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Camp and wrote this:
Mr. Clements This year being my last. It sure was a blast. I met a lot of life long friends. Everyone was super nice and they were always there to help you along and never put you down. The whole camp was about where your roots came from. in a small group sessions we played team building games. Talked about stuff that is or has happened in out lives. My Small group leader was Francis Potter. He was super cool and always pushed us to strive harder and harder to complete the task, My small group had 11 wonderful people. They were all very nice and fun. In the long run they all decided we would all keep in touch so how we have a group chat. We all keep in touch everyday. We just sometimes even talk for fun this shows the true friendship built by this wonderful camp. This is how I feel about Oklahoma FFA Alumni camp.
Ms. Meister I had such a great time at camp this year. It will for sure get you out of your comfort zone and it is a great opportunity to meet some really great people. You learn so much about how to be a leader and how to work with others, Not only did we learn about how to be a leader but also trust and how much it takes to earn it. I learned how one word can take the trust away. I would highly recommend going to Oklahoma FFA Alumni Camp it is a great way to meet new friends for life, but also to learn and have so fun.