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Rucy Questad, Opinion Editor

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Can you imagine what it would be like to go to school from 12:10 to 4:30 p.m. every day for a whole year? Not only that, but these students have to travel 40 minutes just to get to school, and it isn’t even their school. In fact, their school, Kingwood High School, has been completely destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. It will take months, and then they will probably have to rebuild. Kingwood is a suburb of Houston, Texas, and it was hit hard by the recent hurricane. “Kingwood is a pretty affluent community and Kingwood High School is where the kids in the most wealthy areas go. So for such basic things as school supplies to be donated to then is very humbling. But some of these kids lost everything, so they do need things like that. And most people did not have flood insurance so even though their houses are huge, not many people can absorb that kind of expense,” said KHS parent Kristy Morgan.
Hurricane Harvey has left destruction in its wake. There are thousands of people suffering from the loss of their loved ones and from the loss of their homes. The Kamiakin FFA chapter would like to lessen the hardships suffered by the hurricane. They are doing a community service project where they collect school supplies and food for the people of Texas.

“I presented [the supply drive] to the FFA officer because I saw a need. I have family that live in Houston, so I have firsthand knowledge.” -FFA advisor Denise Senor

The FFA hopes to help the people of Texas recover from the destruction that Hurricane Harvey has caused. The FFA is asking our fellow Braves, staff and parents to donate school supplies, food and basic necessities that they may need.
The fundraiser will end on Friday, so donations must be turned in soon.
Kamiakin FFA adviser Denise Senor said, “I presented it to the FFA officer because I saw a need. I have family that live in Houston, so I have firsthand knowledge.”
President Tayler Michel said she participated in the project because she wanted to help those in Texas. “I agreed to the project because of all the devastations and hardships the people of Texas endured from the Hurricane Harvey,” she said.
Michel is helping organize the fundraiser and is also donating school supplies.

“It’s really amazing how our FFA chapter has come together to get this fundraiser put together to help the Texas Hurricane Harvey victims.” -FFA president Tayler Michel.

Vice President Sierra Wagner said she agrees with Michel. “It seemed relevant at the time. The people of Texas need the stuff more than we do,” she said.
Wagner is helping by donating school supplies which are really needed because some of the schools in Texas have experienced such devastation which has drastically affected students like those at Kingwood High School.
“It’s really amazing how our FFA chapter has come together to get this fundraiser put together to help the Texas Hurricane Harvey victims,” said Michel.

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