Rushville Republican

Agriculture

February 14, 2014

Home is where our story begins

The address 1501 North Sexton Street is home to 97 members and two advisors. Most people outside of the FFA members do not see what goes on at the Ag Building on a daily basis. The students involved with activities at the Ag Building make it what it is.

The atmosphere at this building is truly one of a kind. I have not only witnessed the hard work and dedication that the students and advisors put into everything that happens within our building, but I have also seen the family and friends that are made in that same building. Life at the Ag Building is special in that an individual meets people who they have never spoken to before and later on become best friends.

I can say from experience that my best friends and the most spectacular people I have been blessed to know came from my involvement at the Ag Building. I have seen tensions run high but I believe that I have seen people enjoy themselves the most at the Ag Building. I know that if one were to go to the Ag Building any day after school there would be people there working or simply hanging out with their friends. When one goes inside this building he or she may see classrooms, books, rulers and projectors, but there is one thing a person can’t see. The one thing that people do not see is a home. We have been able to make the ag building a second home.

Home is the starting place of love, hopes and dreams. It is love that holds our building together, hope drives us to better ourselves every day and the dreams we all have make us strive for excellence. The life around the Ag Building is something unexplainable. The good times or the bad the people will come together there to work through everything. The tears shed and the banners won all have a place and memory left in that building. The legacy we will leave and the legacies that have been left make that building our home.

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