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By: Jessica Busch
The Wee Deliver Program first started six years ago, when Mary Hoffmann became advisor of the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter. The purpose of the program is to connect high school students with elementary students by writing letters back and forth over the year in order to get to know each other better and to practice writing skills for the students. FFA members in grades 9-12 wrote letters to third grade students at their school. This month, students had an end of the year celebration with their Wee Deliver buddies, including a short game followed by a sharing of milk and cookies. Through this time, students were able to connect with their pen pals and teach them about the FFA. This year, sixty-seven FFA members from both Sleepy Eye and St. Mary’s High School participated in this program and overall students say they enjoy the program and want to see it continue in the future years. Through the Wee Deliver Program, FFA members have the opportunity to act as role models for the elementary students as well as create friendships.
Through the Wee Deliver Program, FFA members have the opportunity to act as role models for the elementary students as well as create friendships.
Senior Torey Fromm (right) and her Wee Deliver Buddy Louis Lopez (left) share millk and cookies together during the end of the year celebration.
Sleepy Eye FFA Member Lexi Fischer gets to know a few third graders from Mrs. Lux’s third grade class through the Wee Deliver Program. Twenty High School FFA members wrote to 22 third graders at St. Mary’s High School.
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