On Sept. 26 the Kuna, Idaho, FFA hosted their annual Alumni Scholarship Auction.
Local members, businesses, family and friends throughout the valley gathered together to support the Kuna FFA Chapter.
The auction proceeds go toward college scholarships, Washington Leadership Conference scholarships, Greenhand FFA scholarships, leadership conference travel, career development event travel, national FFA convention travel and classroom technology. This year’s Alumni Scholarship Auction brought in over $45,000.
The evening started off with a pork dinner served to all the guests. The silent auction began at 6 p.m. where people were able to purchase items donated by local businesses and families. They were also able to purchase an FFA member’s labor for three hours as a thank you for helping support the chapter.
The chapter also held an online auction that lasted until Thursday, Sept. 29.
At 7 p.m. the live auction began. Senior FFA members presented items such as a cattle chute built by the students, a trailer built by the students, a project heifer and a gun safe.
There is a specific part of the live auction called Raise The Paddle in which the proceeds raised go only towards sending students to the Washington Leadership Conference next summer. This year, Raise the Paddle brought in $17,450 donated by 76 people that will go directly toward WLC scholarship money for the students.
The Alumni Scholarship Auction proceeds promote leadership and personal development of Kuna FFA members. The auction is a great way to support the students and help them become the future leaders of the community.
The Kuna FFA Chapter is overwhelmingly grateful for all the support they receive throughout the year, especially at their auction. They would like to thank all those who donated items, 2016 auction buyers, and everyone who came out to support and help put the auction on.