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DCHS FFA build wheelchair ramp for widow

The Dawson High School Future Farmers of America spent Dec. 29 giving back to the community by building a wheelchair ramp at the home of a Dawsonville woman who has difficulty getting in and out of her home. Partnering with Shoal Creek Supply and through the help of Scott Sorrell, FFA students traveled to the home of the woman, the widow of a veteran, to construct the wheelchair ramp. According to FFA advisor Keith Pankey, community service is a huge component of the FFA. Pankey said he also took advantage of the opportunity for it to become a teaching moment for the students. “With the efforts of Mr. Sorrell and his carpentry skills, the students had a day of lessons in calculating slope, reading a tape measure, power tool safety and a sense of community pride in a job well done,” Pankey said. “The students were very proud of their finished product, and I very proud of the dedication with which the students worked towards their goal of completing the ramp for a person in need.”