By Makayla Story, Luther FFA Reporter
The National FFA organization embraces the idea of building stronger communities. The last line of the FFA motto, “Living to Serve,’’ signifies the vital role that service plays in our organization. Wrapping up the Fall 2018 semester, our members have focused their attention to the following service projects.
For the month of November, we participated in “No Shave November” to raise money for a local cancer patient. FFA Members raised $150 to donate to a local cancer patient. The horticulture class made a floral arrangement for our cancer patient.
With school security being a major concern for students, parents and faculty, two Luther FFA members created a lock down door lock. Senior FFA members, Luke Mohr and Wayne Smith designed and built a lockdown door lock that fits on the middle school classroom doors to protect students and faculty, in a lock down situation. They built 26 door locks and donated their labor to protect our school students. Plans are already in the works to build enough lock down locks for the elementary and high school classrooms.
Another student utilizing his agricultural mechanics skills, senior Salvador Gonzalez was given the task of building arm rests for a special needs student at Luther Elementary. The service chair was recently delivered to Elementary principal Tracey Davenport.
FFA members donated, bagged and delivered 50 gift bags to the Luther Senior Citizens Tuesday, December 18. This has been an annual project that we look forward to each year. Finally, junior member, Gus Sumner designed & built a custom parking sign for Officer Chris Tate at the High School. Officer Tate has been a great asset to our school.
The Luther FFA Chapter wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to 2019 and the opportunity to serve our school and community.