MYRTLE BEACH HORTICULTURE STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE PLANTS TO
 PELION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Jennifer Perkins with David Shumpert and Frank R. Stover, Jr.

Left to right:  Travis Lucas, Jennifer Perkins, Matt Hawkins, David Shumpert, Houston Hawkins and Scott Bolin.

COLUMBIA, SC . . . Myrtle Beach Future Farmers of America (FFA) members who are studying Horticulture at Carolina Forest High School near Myrtle Beach contributed a  large truck load of flowering plants valued in the hundreds of dollars to the Pelion High School FFA Chapter recently, according to John W. Parris, State Director of Public Affairs with the SC Future Farmers of America Association.  

Myrtle Beach FFA Chapter President Jennifer Perkins spearheaded the effort and contributed many of her own plants after learning that the Pelion FFA members had lost all of their plants because of a suspected power outage at the high school which affected the operation of their greenhouse.  She and her mother delivered the plants to an excited group of Pelion Horticulture students and local supporters.

The value of the plant loss is estimated to be more than $6000.  The beautiful flowers and hearty vegetable plants were ready for market.  “The plants were the primary source of financial support for the Horticulture Program and the FFA Chapter at Pelion  High School”, said Frank R. Stover, Jr., Horticulture teacher and FFA Advisor. 

“This valuable contribution of plants by the Myrtle Beach FFA Chapter will go a long way to keep the Horticulture program and the FFA chapter operating during the upcoming school year”, Mr. Stover added.  “It is impossible to adequately thank Myrtle Beach FFA Chapter President Jennifer Perkins, the other students and Horticulture teacher Harry Dubose, for this tremendous gesture of kindness and support”, Mr. Stover said.


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