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First Row Seated Left to Right: Mr. Stanley, Thalman, Nafziger, Sill, Vicini, Wilson, Tidey,
Foster, Simanton, Glade, Johnson. Second Row Left to Right: Shindledecker, Remus, Fish-
er, Dougan, Belter, Damon, Bermingham, Buckman, Jones, Pollyea.. Top Row Left to Right:
Deaner, Piggott, Coon, Crowel, Nauman, Nametz, Tillstrom, Lietz, Akright, Reeves.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
The 71st chapter of the Future Farmers of America elected the following officers for
President . . . . George Glade
Vice President . . . Robert Tillstrom
Secretary . . Raymond Buckman
Treasurer .... . . . Frank Deaner
Athletic Manager . . James Bermingham
Reporter ......... . Roy Vicini
During the year the F.F.A. sponsored several activities such as the Southwestem Michif
gan Fruit and Flower Show, exhibits in various fairs in Berrien County and at Grand Rapids, Fa'
ther and Son Banquet, judging contests, and county F.F.A. picnic during the summer.
In May several of the members attended the State F.F.A. Convention at Michigan State
College and took part in the state judging and speaking contests. Roy Elson and Virgil McClure
were the local delegates to the convention, and Don Smith participated in the speaking contest.
Boys who entered the judging contests were: Robert Tillstrom, Albert Pollyea, James Bermf
ingham, Raymond Buckman, Roy Vicini, Edwin Foster, George Glade, Robert Remus, and Laurel
Robert Remus, Allan Feather, and Bernard Fishler represented Benton Harbor as the
apple judging team at the Grand Rapids Apple Show. .
In December of 1938 a Berrien County F.F.A. was organized among the eight chapters
in the county. George Glade was elected Treasurer of the county organization.
The F.F.A, is a national organization with over 200,000 members in every state and
United States possession. The national convention is held in October of each year at Kansas City.
The F.F.A. has four degrees in its membership: Green Hand, Future Farmer, State Farm-
er, and American Farmer. Boys must meet certain requirements to attain these different degrees.
The Benton Harbor chapter has had five boys who received the State Farmer degree at the state
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"The graduate of the agricultural curriculum should have skill and
knowledge in not only the vocation of farming, but a broad general educa-
tion which will enable him to become an intelligent and useful citizen."
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The Agricultural Department of the high school has been in operation
since 1918. At the present time, there are approximately 100 boys taking
the agricultural courses of Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Farm Crops
and Soils. Most of these boys carry on summer project work for which they
receive school credit.
The 71st chapter of the Future Farmers of America is the student
organization sponsored by the Agricultural Department.
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HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
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This department prepares the student to transform the apples in the
display above into apple pies.
In other words it prepares and enables the women of tomorrow to
manage a home. Besides the regular courses in Foods, Clothing, and Home
Management, Miss Volle teaches Boys' and Girls' Social Problems. These lat-
ter courses are designed to give the pupils some preparation for the prob-
lems of daily living.
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