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Students participate in Read Across America week

Twenty-three sixth-grade students from Mrs. Scialdo’s English classes at Buckingham Middle School visited the preschool during Read Across America week in March. They read to the students and created their own craft to partner their story. National FFA Week was observed Feb. 16-23 across the country as well as in Buckingham.

Buckingham County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Daisy Hicks, recognized the FFA chapter and read the FFA Week proclamation on Feb. 13 during the February School Board Meeting. High school students were asked to participate in FFA Week Spirit Days to bring attention to various areas of the agriculture industry and FFA.

During the week, FFA members participated in several different events during and after school. Along with members practicing after school for their career development events (contests), they also enjoyed a movie night with middle school members. The snow on Wednesday of that week made it necessary to postpone the planned trip to Funquest, which is a great social event for members to gather with neighboring FFA chapters.

During school hours, members promoted the #ItCanWait Campaign through AT&T. This activity discouraged distracted driving and encouraged students to use smartphone applications to reduce distractions while on the road. The week concluded with the Virginia State Officers visiting the chapter with activities based around this year’s theme “What If.” This activity encouraged members to think about their past decisions and their future plans so that they can grow as individuals. The FFA acknowledges those in the community that support FFA because without you attending contests and providing leadership activities, state and national conventions would not be possible.

Do you want to learn more about computers? If so, you are in luck. The Buckingham County Public Library is holding an Introduction to Computers class on Wednesday, April 10. Class starts at 11 a.m.

Spreading God’s Gifts will have a fish fry on April 13 at 5 p.m. at Mulberry Grove Baptist Church. All are welcome and meal is by donation. Dinner will consist of fish, coleslaw, French fries, baked beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Music and singing will be provided by The Old Time Gospel Singers from Crewe. Spreading God’s Gifts is a nonprofit Christian organization with a goal to help those in time of need.

Movie time at the Buckingham County Public Library this week features “Casablanca.” Come out Friday at noon and join the fun.

Start the month of April off with a bang at Central Virginia Community Health Center. They offer classes in kickboxing, yoga, Tai Chi, and Weight Watchers. For more information, call (434) 581-3271, ext. 10601.

SHERRI WISE can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail.com.

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