Nevada FFA “student movers” recently celebrated, as the students reached $5,147 in fewer than ten months by moving pianos, appliances, farm equipment, furniture, granite and old tanks. Lori Trygstad made a “Student Mover” cake for the occasion. A compilation booklet has been created, depicting some of the educational values gained, relationships, customers and photos of several of the moves.
The Nevada FFA Chapter’s work started with moving a piano for a former teacher that passed away. The piano was donated to a family with a child wanting to learn to play the piano. Then calls and emails started coming in, requesting more piano moves if a donation was provided to the FFA chapter. “Saturday mornings usually worked pretty well to move the pianos or other items.” stated Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor.
The students also moved furniture, farm equipment, appliances and even a granite table. “The work ethic, dedication, customer service and punctuality of our students has been absolutely impressive” added Cooper. Several of the customers provided chocolate chip cookies, brownies and bottled water for the students. Money donated for the moving work will help fund Nevada FFA members’ trips to the National FFA Washington, D.C. Leadership Conference in June.