By Colin Foster
CASSTOWN — They say that milk does the body good …
Well, the Miami East High School student body got plenty of it this week.
The 13th annual Milk Chugging Contest was held Wednesday in Casstown as part of the National FFA Week celebration. High school students competed for fastest times during different lunch periods with prizes on the line.
“They start with a cup of milk, you start the timer, they pick it up, then they have to slam it down when they’re done,” said Madeline Davis, a junior FFA officer, who was distributing the milk and running the timer on Wednesday. “Hopefully it goes all over them … because it’s funny for me.”
The contest has provided plenty of memories for students and teachers over the years. In 2004, a Troy Daily News’ photo from the milk contest at East went viral and was shown on many national news networks.
The Milk Chugging Contest is just one in a series of events to be held this week at East.
Each day has a different style theme. Boots and Camo Day was held Wednesday and Blue and Gold/FFA T-shirt Day will be on Thursday. Students can pay a $1 to wear a hat to school on Friday. Their $1 donation will benefit Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Thursday’s big event is the Dizzy Horse Race.
“The Dizzy Horse Race is pretty fun — a lot of them fall,” said Davis with a laugh.
The Lunch Olympics continues Friday, with the main event being the Feed Sack Race. Later in the afternoon, the Monsanto grant presentation is scheduled to take place, followed by Pie-An-Officer for Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Students can donate money to pie an FFA officer of their choice in the the eye.
Miami East FFA adviser Marie Carity said their goal is to donate $450 to the hospital.
Colin Foster may be reached at 937-440-5208 or followed on Twitter @colinfosterbg or @Troydailynews