One of our local FFA Chapters a few counties away has been struck by an unimaginable accident.
Yesterday evening the Quitman FFA show team was on their way to the San Antonio Livestock show when their suburban ran off the road. When the driver tried to get back on the road she over-corrected which caused the Suburban the students were riding in to roll several times, ejecting a student who was killed, and seriously injuring the other six passengers.
It breaks our hearts, as we are a family who has been actively involved in FFA in some fashion for the last 33 years. We know how hard these kids worked to get their projects together to go to a major show, and how excited they must have all been. We know how hard their teacher worked and was probably super excited to get to carry them down to the show. Their young friend who lost her life will leave a void in all of their lives and their lives will all be changed in ways they could have never imagined. :( This is a very small close knit community and this loss will have of course leave a giant hole on their campus.
Their teacher is going to need lots of prayers because she was doing what almost all small schools do, letting them ride in her suburban instead of a school bus, which will be met with lots of criticism. Bless her heart.
Please keep them in your prayers.
Quitman Tx FFA, you are in our thoughts and prayers, sincerely,
The Jacksonville, Tx FFA
Plano, Tx FFA