The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

By Jake Leitz
FFA Reporter 

Wahkiakum High School FFA holds dinner/auction


October 19, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, students participating in the Wahkiakum High School FFA held their first ever dinner and auction of the year. The students had several goals with the dinner: First and foremost, it was a great opportunity to teach the students leadership, organizational skills and planning techniques that are required in order to put a moderately large event together. Secondly, it was a great opportunity for the young adults to show off the broad range of activities that they participate in along with all of their accomplishments. Third but no less important, it allowed the students to successfully accomplish some fundraising that is important to their participation and competitions throughout the upcoming year.

In terms of the first goal, the students only had a couple of weeks to pull this dinner and auction together because this was only the sixth week of school. In short order, they had to set menus, organize and sell tickets, collect and make auction items and then prepare an agenda that included all of their spoken lines and roles. The dinner itself was opened by FFA President Naia Freeman, who led the mock meeting and was then followed by the officers who recited their lines and followed their organizational meeting format and protocol. Tickets were advertised at the school as well as here in The Eagle and they sold out quickly. All tickets were sold out within 48 hours.

The students also highlighted both recent successes and upcoming events/activities.

In terms of fundraising, the event was very successful. The students had two primary financial goals; first to raise enough money so that all of the students dues can be paid by the club, and second, raise enough money so they can buy new FFA jackets, replacing the existing outdated and musty jackets that are roughly three decades old. "The support and generosity of our community is simply amazing," stated FFA advisor Kyle Hurley, "We have great kids here and are fortunate to live in a very supportive community that consistently comes together in order to support our program."


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