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FFA students build wheelchair ramp for Dawson County local
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Four Dawson County high school students recently built and installed a wheelchair ramp for a local resident as part of a Future Farmers of America (FFA) club project. (Photos courtesy of Keith Pankey)

The Dawson County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) club recently gave back to the community by helping a Dawson County resident build and install a wheelchair ramp at their home. 

According to Dawson County FFA advisor Keith Pankey, the project was kicked off after he was contacted by a local resident who needed assistance building a wheelchair ramp for her home-bound mother. 

To get the job done, Pankey and FFA club members met with Dawson Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) advisory member Scott Sorrell, and built the ramp on Dec. 29.

According to Pankey, community service is a huge part of any FFA program. 

“This is the second wheelchair ramp the Dawson FFA and Scott have constructed for a Dawson community member in need,” Pankey said. “The students take pride in giving back and having the opportunity to learn from a master carpenter like Mr. Sorrell.” 

The Dawson County students who participated in the project were Abby Baker, Bridgette Nichols, Ashley Smith and Kacy Kimbral.