Throwback Thursday: Caledonia High’s FFA, FHA Annual Banquet in 1962

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On May 9, 1962 the Commercial Dispatch published an article regarding the annual banquet given by the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the Future Homemakers of America (FHA) at the Caledonia High School gym. 

Held for the students moms and dads, the program centered around a space theme that included talent numbers, a political speech by President John F. Kennedy, and a scientific experiment.

The event also included a modified Cape Canaveral launching center whereby two “martians” portrayed by Sandra Egger and Barbara Ott along with the head United States scientist, played by Amanda Betts, invaded the launching area asking for a look into the American way of life.

The highlight of the evening was the selection of the FFA and FHA sweethearts.  Top honors went to then ninth graders Avery Duncan and Martha Robinson (above).

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