Huntington North FFA and vocational programs receive donations

Huntington North FFA and vocational programs receive donations
Posted on 03/09/2023
Sheets Wildlife MuseumBy Kenzie Gamlin | HCCSC Communications Intern

The Huntington County Community Learning Center and Huntington North High School FFA recently received donations from the Amazon Distribution Center and the Huntington County Sheets Wildlife Museum. These donations will be used by HNHS vocational programs and the HNHS FFA program.

“The Amazon Distribution Center donated a pallet and a half of various products,” said Director of Career and Technical Education Tiffanney Drummond. “These items will be used by multiple Huntington North High School vocational programs, including automotive, advanced manufacturing and health services.”

The Amazon Distribution Center reached out to many local high schools in the area, offering products that they had on hand to donate to programs that could benefit. The Learning Center’s automotive teacher Dan Niebauer replied to the offer and kept a conversation going with the center about the donations.

With the recent closing of the Sheets Museum, all items were auctioned off to give money back to 19 worthy causes. Past president and current secretary/treasurer of the Sheets Museum, Bob Zahm, along with other board members of the museum, decided one place of value that would benefit from a donation was the HNHS FFA program.

“Having several FFA members work at the museum over the years, I know the value of the program and that they constantly do fundraisers,” Zahm said. “So we thought, as a group, that the FFA program was a good fit for our donation.”

HNHS senior Allie Raab worked at the Sheets Museum for two years while simultaneously participating with the FFA program. She was not only a partial source of inspiration for the donation, but she also acted as a messenger for museum representatives to the FFA sponsors, Emily Brite and Jamie Buckland.

The museum donated $5,000 with intention to help fund various activities the program holds such as entry fees for contests, travel expenses and some new opportunities for our members.
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