The Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Chapter recently conducted a “Toys for Tots”
campaign at the Oak Harbor High School.
Agriculture Business class members served together as the conducting committee overseeing the campaign. Members agreed to make the toy drive a competitive activity to spark a greater interest while also influencing a team approach to help those in need. Winners from the top three classes could choose from a pizza party, donut/bagel party, or cookie party as their reward.
The campaign ran Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. Toys were donated in each first period classroom then collected, counted, and the results tallied during second period. Twenty-five first-period classrooms as well as staff participated in the two-week event, donating an amazing 596 toys. All toys were donated to the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau to be distributed to those in need throughout the community.
Participating students in the Agriculture Business classes included Walter Adeler, Drew Bahnsen, Cody Hade, Chelsea Kitzler, Jackie Lacumsky, Bekah Lattea, Lanee Sandwisch, Brittany Biggert, Bret Braun, Dustin Brough, Brian Carter, Johnathan Kitzler, Tyler Kitzler, Kara McCloskey, Travis Meek, Rob Shelton, and Kyle Wendt.
The FFA Advisors are Louie Damschroder and Noah Neiderhouse.
Front to back: Ag Business One students, Chelsea Kitzler, Lanee Sandwisch and Jackie Lacumsky collecting and counting toys during the “Toys for Tots” campaign.
Ashland University: Tyler Rosenberger, of Elmore; Caitlin Hamilton, of Fremont.
Jere Kubuske, of Millbury, is a member of the graduate program at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their abilities to conduct and apply research in their chosen fields.
Kubuske is majoring in sport studies, through the Department of Physical Education, Health and Sports, and Department of Athletics.