Pumpin’ Pumpkin Palooza!

Brunswick FFA’s Most Recent Pumpkin Themed Social
FFA decorating their welding scarecrow.
FFA decorating their welding scarecrow.
Mia McGuffin

Pumpin’! Pumpkin! Palooza! On October 25, 2023 the Brunswick FFA (Future Farmers of America) held their monthly social after school from 2:30 to 4:30. This months social event,  Pumpin’, Pumpkin Palooza, was themed around pumpkins. 

Painted pumpkins featuring a cow, Hello Kitty, and much more (Mia McGuffin)

At the beginning of the social, attendees participated in Brunswick High School’s (BHS) scarecrow decorating contest. You may have seen the scary scarecrows outside of the school. These were made during the scarecrow decorating contest. The contest took place in front of the school with many clubs participating. Each club decorated one scarecrow, dressing them up in a variety of festive clothes to represent that club. FFA created a welder wearing proper welding attire and a welding mask. 

After the contest, the social started. The social was held in Ms. Wishner’s room (602). Participants watched Hocus Pocus while they painted pumpkins. Attendees enjoyed pumpkin treats, such as, pumpkin cookie ice cream sandwiches, pumpkin oreos, and pumpkin pie. 

FFA’s next social event, Terrific Turkey Thursday, will take place on November 16, 2023.

Doodle Bob from the TV show Sponge Bob SquarePants painted as a pumpkin. (Mia McGuffin)

Anyone at BHS can attend the socials, you do not have to be in FFA. Although, we definitely encourage you to join. FFA is for everyone! 

If you love plants, animals, or working with machinery/mechanics, FFA is a great option. FFA is not just for students interested in agriculture. FFA is a great organization if you want to improve your public speaking, leadership, and communication skills.

FFA offers students so many opportunities, such as: becoming an officer, receiving scholarships, competing in Career Development Events (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE) events, achieving awards, meeting members from other schools and states, job opportunities, and more. 

FFA is more than cows and plows!

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Atley Shafer
Atley Shafer, Engineer
Grade: 10 Years as an Engineer: 1 How do you contribute to being a Roader? "I am an active member of FFA and outside of school I enjoy spending time with my animals and photography. I also show dairy cows and work on my family's dairy farm." What song do you listen to the most? "I don't have a favorite song but I like country music." What motivates you? "Being able to write articles and educate Brunswick about everything going on in the school and community."  Why journalism? "I look forward to being a journalist for The Gazette because I am excited to write articles and to try something new." 
Mia McGuffin
Mia McGuffin, Engineer
Grade: 12 Years as an Engineer: 3 How do you contribute to being a Roader? “I am the  President of FFA, Treasurer of NEHS, Member of NHS, BHS Band Captain, and Journalism Club.  I compete for the Brunswick High School's Marching Band, and am the costume designer for the musicals." “I enjoy working on my animal projects through 4-H as well as my Goat Milk Soap business Green Acre’s Suds."   What song do you listen to the most? “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins Why journalism? “I look forward to being a journalist for The Gazette and am especially excited to report on agricultural topics throughout the community.” "After High school, I plan to attend college and pursue an education in animal science." 
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