The Kuna FFA chapter has been very busy over the holiday season! In December, representatives from the chapter participated in the district competition for the Job Interview and Agricultural Mechanics career development events (CDEs). Carli Ashley placed first in Job Interview, a contest that requires the contestant to put together a resume, fill out an application on sight, and answer questions in a mock interview. She will be competing for Kuna in the state event in April.
In the Agricultural Mechanics CDE, participants identified tools, welded both ARC welding and Oxy- Acetylene welding, and put together PVC pipe according to measurement requirements. Kuna FFA’s Kameron Wartman earned second in the tool identification portion of the contest. In addition to competing, FFA members have been selling produce to members of the community during the month of December. In total, the chapter sold over 1,000 cases of apples, oranges, grapefruit, and potatoes! The members who participated in the sales would like to extend a thank you to anybody in the community who chose to take part in the fundraiser.
In an effort to give back to the community and thank them for the support they contribute to the chapter, a district wide canned food drive took place on December 20. Schools from all over Kuna worked to gather canned food, books, toys, and money for families in need. Thanks to the Santa Project that the Kuna High School Student Council executed, several members of the Kuna FFA budgeted and exchanged the money raised by students to purchase more food items from Costco. After combining all the donated and purchased items, the food, books, and toys were sorted into boxes for 48 families in the Kuna area. The 250 boxes were distributed by members and volunteers on the afternoon of December 20. The Kuna FFA would like to thank all of the donors and volunteers who made this operation possible.