Wolsey-Wessington celebrates agriculture at expo

Farm Forum

The halls of Wolsey-Wessington School were alive with a “moo, moo here” and a “moo, moo there” on the evening of April 23.

The theme for this year’s annual expo at the Wolsey-Wessington School was agricultural. To celebrate this close-to-home theme, teachers and students worked together to create projects and activities based on a variety of agricultural themes. Upon entering the expo, guests signed up for various door prizes. Students each received a punch card to take around to the stations that were set up in the elementary and middle school rooms. After receiving 10 punches, students earned bracelets to get into the inflatable bouncy houses or the National Guard obstacle course. Throughout the evening, students in grades preschool through third grade performed songs in the lunchroom. As students wandered from room to room, they enjoyed many hands-on activities. Just a few of these included planting seeds in the preschool room, talking to farmers in the second grade room, taking part in a mini rodeo in the third grade room and playing farm-related games in the seventh grade room. The high school classes had a few booths set up as well. Mrs. Fauth’s personal finance class set up a mini mall where they sold everything from seeds to spicy pretzels. Advanced biology sold various starter plants just in time for the gardening season. The FFA students monitored the petting zoo outside; the kids enjoyed getting up close and personal with piglets, goats, bunnies, and more. The freshmen provided a supper of pork sandwiches, chips, bars, and juice. The event was a huge success. Principal Carol Rowen stated, “The Ag Expo was well-attended and had fun activities for all ages. The teachers and students put a huge effort into the evening. I couldn’t be prouder of our school, students and staff.” The crowd was large, with 420 people registered by the end of the night.