Local FFA Teams descended upon the The Farm Research Center in Garden City, Missouri, this past Saturday, September 6th. FFA students from Adrian, Appleton City, Cass Career Center, Cass Midway, Cole Camp, Holden, Montrose and Rich Hill pulled on their muck boots and hit the fields to calculate standing yields on corn and soybean.
Three Adrian vocal students attended All District Choir auditions at Oak Grove High School on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Kalene Kiesel auditioned as a soprano and Skyler Cook and John Thompson were tenors. The All District Choir vocal performance audition process is difficult. Students have to take a couple of sight reading tests for scoring and some minor music theory questions. For the Blackhawks, Kalene and Skyler made District Choir.
October 11 is All District Choir Day. All state auditions are that day as well, and only kids in the All District choir can audition.
To kick off the 2014 - 2015 school year, Adrian PTO provided lunch for the Adrian R-III staff on Monday, August 11. PTO finds ways like this throughout the school year to honor and recognize the staff for their dedication and commitment to the students. The lunch was enjoyed and appreciated by everyone.
Five Adrian TSA members and Advisor Jim Hogan traveled to TSA Nationals in Washington, D.C. this summer. Emilea Dines, Katie Pugh, Ryland Howard, Alex Apple and Matthew Smith participated in the largest TSA Nationals since it began with a more than 6,000 student competitors. Smith earned a 7th place finish in Technology Sketch and the crew of five brought home top 20 finishes in all of their events. At Nationals, Smith was elected as the 2014 - 2015 State TSA President.
Adrian R-III Librarian Karen Cochran organized and took the fourth grade students to the Adrian Community Library on Monday and Tuesday, May 19th & 20th. The students were able to find out where the library was located as they walked to and from the library. On Monday, MacKenzie Ferguson accompanied the group with Mrs. Cochran. The group met Roma Welch from the Adrian Community Library, and she discussed what the library has to offer: summer programs and hours as well as information about getting a library card, computer use, fundraisers, walking books program, etc.