Things are a little different this year for meeting our LHS Recipient. With the Covid virus wrecking the plans of the Class of 2020 and because of social distancing we were not able to meet our recipient in person. We truly miss putting a face with the name we chose, visiting with them and learning more about their hopes, dreams and goals for their life. So we don’t have a picture from Awards Night, like we have in the past, because it was cancelled.
But I’m very happy to announce our Lufkin High School LAF Recipient this year. Her name is Alexis Ferguson. She has been active in FFA all 4 yrs at LHS. She has served in various different capacities like Historian, Sentinel, Fundraising and did service work on local, state and national levels during those yrs. She has shown pigs and lambs and learned life skills in the show ring and out. Alexis has also been active in Drug Free All Stars, Diamond Dolls and Kyssed Club. She works in her father’s business during the fall and works at a snow cone stand in the summer. All four years of high school she has been taking concurrent classes at Angelina Jr.College. Wow…what has she not done should be the question. Alexis wants to major in Speech Pathology, obtain her masters degree and be a speech therapist to work with children or in a hospital. With what she has accomplished so far I have no doubt she can reach that goal also. Best wishes to Alexis Ferguson.
We are presently living in some uncertain times with the Covid virus that is circulating around the world. A week ago I was in the grocery store and a woman had a bag of over 75 masks, she had sewn, and was giving away to anyone who didn’t have one. She offered me one and I asked her to give it to someone more vulnerable than me. She insisted I take one and so I did. She said she had been a quilter for over 40 years and now knew why God had told her to hang on to the scraps all these years. I thanked her and said what a blessing she was to others during this time.
Later that day my friend, Betty Harrison, put out a plea on Facebook asking where to find more material and supplies so she could continue making face masks. She had run out of options and prayed for God to provide, if he wanted her to continue making them. Betty had been making the masks and donating them to health care workers, family, friends and anyone needing a mask for protection…whether it was by their own health or a job. It has given her a purpose while staying home and is a joy to be helping others. I told her about my mask encounter earlier and said what a blessing both of these ladies were. Then it clicked… I wanted to be a part of Betty’s outreach of help others. So I gave her a Love, Action, Faith Scholarship. After all what she is doing was an excellant example of…showing love to others, through her making mask, because of her faith…the intent and purpose of these scholarships. Betty was thankful and said she was honored to do this in Lauren’s name.
My friend Betty Harrison. May God bless you for being His hands and feet during this time.
And in the pictures above her are her skilled hands and some of the many, colorful masks she has made for local children and adults.