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SHS United's FFA "Lives to Serve"

“Learning to do, Doing to learn, Earning to live, Living to serve.” These words are The National FFA Organization’s Motto and SHS FFA members take every word of that to heart. According to, “Litter has been reduced by 60% over the past 30 years. Unfortunately, though, there are still people who insist on littering. Our state and local governments do not have the resources available to clean up the litter on our roadways. Our wonderful volunteers are invaluable to keeping our state clean. Clean communities are safe communities. Clean communities are good for tourism and economic development. Clean communities are a source of pride for all of us who call South Carolina home.”

The Hutto family officially adopted I.W. Hutto Road in honor of a family member.  William and Benjamin Hutto’s involvement in SHS FFA while in school led to the FFA chapter’s involvement each fall and spring. Freshman FFA member, Esme Montiel said, “The roads are really messy and nasty from people littering so they need to be cleaned. The trash is bad for animals and the environment so that’s why I choose to participate in the FFA Roadside Cleanup.”

“I just can't stand to see our community nasty and filled with trash. Some of us have more respect for this beautiful land than others. That's why I chose to participate in this event,” said Freshman member Hannah Rivers.

It was a very cold and crisp 40 degrees on the afternoon of November 13th; however, despite the cold temperatures, SHS FFA had 25 students volunteer their time that afternoon and live by the words of their FFA motto, Living To Serve.

If you have any community service project ideas for their chapter, please contact their advisor Desiree Still at or call her at SHS (803-490-7007).