Whenever we can lend a hand to a FFA chapter at a grassroots level, we make it a priority. The Schoharie Central School is one of the schools that was greatly affected by the 2011 September floods. So many parts of their community were underwater and many farms lost crops, equipment, and soil fertility.
Schoharie is a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Project. Samsung plans to put a million dollars worth of technology in schools, and to see who gets it they are having a voting campaign online. As of this date, Schoharie and a school in California are 9,000 votes ahead of any competitors. The Sutter Middle School in Folsom, CA has been keeping pace with Schoharie and each has 13,400 votes.
At the very least, please view this Youtube video that depicts what has happened in the Catskills and what Schoharie students undertook afterwards. I think it will impress you and make you proud of the work that went into learning about the floods. It does show FFA members in action.
What the project asks (and we are encouraging) is for people to vote daily for your favorite school. Voting lasts till March 12th! We thank you in advance for your help! To register to vote, it does ask for your email, but that is just to authenticate your are a person.
Thank you in advance for your involvement!
The New York FFA Foundation
The NYSFFALTF, Inc., chartered in 1946 by the New York State Board of Regents, is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides businesses, associations, other foundations, and individuals the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our New York youth. Our mission is to build and maintain a financial base that will allow the New York FFA to generate well-educated and career focused productive citizens. Email our Director at firstname.lastname@example.org .