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

WHS students raise funds, learn skills locally


January 24, 2019

Students in the CTE and FFA Programs at Wahkiakum High School picked up a few new skills and raised money for local charities during the six weeks preceding the winter break.

Wahkiakum students created a business model to sell snacks to hungry students, made and sold wreathes, and shopped for Christmas gifts for the Star program with money they raised. The fisheries class also completed stream surveys, looking for fish and salmon redds, or spawning nests, with a biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at Beaver Creek.

Mary Jane Neves, the student reporter for the CTE and FFA programs, extended a special thank you to Henry Blankenship, Nancy McCoy and R.D. Olsen for their support.

Photo 1. Henry Blankenship stopped by before the holidays to give students a lesson in how to use climbing gear while cutting limbs from Noble fir trees. The students used the trim to make wreaths, which they sold before the Christmas holidays.

Photo 2. Nancy McCoy showed Wahkiakum FFA students how to make bows for the wreaths.

Photo 3. FFA students raised $500 and went shopping for the Stars program which provides Christmas gifts for local children. "This was a great event where many students were able to give back and raise money for a great cause!" wrote Mary Jane Neves, a Wahkiakum student who reports for the CTE and FFA programs.

Photo 4. Students involved in a Jobs for America's Graduates program designed a business model for selling snacks at Wahkiakum High School. R.D. Olsen fabricated and donated the cart used to transport snacks to the JAG class.


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