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Boonsboro students ride tractors to school

March 29, 2009

National FFA Week was held the week of Feb. 23. Throughout the week, FFA members participated in various activities.

A members vs. officers pie eating contest kicked off FFA week at Boonsboro High School.

During the week, the FFA held blue and gold day, camouflage day and jacket day, where members showed their pride by wearing their blue corduroy jackets.

They also added a new event - a cow milking contest.

The week ended with the longest standing tradition at at the high school - tractor day.

This year, 18 tractors and drivers made the journey to school. There was a diverse group of tractors. including John Deere, International, Farmall, Ford and even a Cub Cadet.

Each year, the FFA asks teachers from the school to participate as judges for the annual tractor day.

This year, Mark Wadel, athletic director, and Brad DeLauter, history teacher, judged the tractors.

The categories included prettiest tractor, ugliest tractor, and the two newest categories, hardest working and most disruptive to traffic.

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The results are as follows:

Prettiest tractor - first place, Brian Poffenberger; second place, Lonnie Thomas; and third place, Jonathon Baker

Ugliest tractor - first place, Keith Bowers; second place, Donnie Mitchell; and third place, Codee Reese

Hardest working - first place, Erin Canfield; second place, Kris Palmer; and third place, Josh Planck

Most disruptive to traffic - first place, Kyle Poffenberger; second place, Josh Henline; and third place, Scott DeBaugh.

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