Wakefield FFA students speak and act to fight hunger

April 14, 2013 

Students from Wakefield High School’s FFA plant parsley and chives in one of the gardens on the school’s campus.

COURTESY OF JODI RIEDEL

The FFA at Wakefield High School in Raleigh was invited to participate in Invest 2 Fight Hunger, a program led by the national Future Farmers of America organization to put students’ leadership skills toward taking action against hunger.

The students researched hunger issues in North Carolina and have given presentations on their findings in the community.

The students also volunteered at the Interfaith Food Shuttle’s farm and donated produce they grew themselves to the nonprofit.

The FFA students who participated in Invest 2 Fight Hunger were seniors Hansell Aguilera-Ramirez, Matthew Alberding, Glorie Batuakuile, Hunter Best, Chip Hieronymi, Hayley Huff, Ashton James, Ryan Lang, Nicole Ortega, Tommy Petrucelli, Corbin Smith, Brian Stankevich, Nathan Veit and Bailey Weaver; juniors Colton Carter, Rachel Cooper, Betty Davis, Rachel George, Jordan Lee and Hayden Schug; and sophomore Alisia Harper.

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