Staff Reports

Weather may have delayed the annual “Drive Your Tractor to School Day,” but FFA members found plenty of ways to celebrate indoors during FFA week Feb. 23 to 28.

Hope FFA members raised money for Relay for Life during the week and sponsored a community pancake breakfast.

The Columbus FFA members won the annual Broken Bucket basketball game against the Hope FFA team at Hauser High School.

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The game is a take on the Old Oaken Bucket tradition of Indiana University and Purdue University, except the local FFA version is an old milk pail in which the winners gleefully add their victory with paint each year.

About 84 members at Hauser and 55 members at the Columbus high schools participated in the activities throughout the week, including dressing up in their FFA best or wearing a Carhartt outfit to school.

Indiana FFA state President Brittany Young is from the Hope FFA chapter.

Kathleen Jacobs, the state FFA treasurer, visited during the Broken Bucket game to meet with the students.