October Student of the Month: Emma Metz
Emma Metz, a 16-year-old from Benton County has been described by her teachers as a go-getter when it comes to volunteering and helping others in her community.
As a junior at Benton Community Schools she spends most of her free time volunteering.
Recently Emma got involved with Feed Our Farmers, an event hosted by Benton Community Schools each year as part of their Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter.
She spent a Saturday recently packing lunches to give to farmers and their field crews during the harvest.
"They benefit us to give them the meal of the cold lunch we pack and everybody's thankful for it. The field crew whatever that comes in and gets it, probably is just thankful for it," says Emma.
She also helps out with the annual Blairstown Sauerkraut Days, a Labor Day Weekend celebration filled with free hot dogs and sauerkraut, tractor pulls, a demolition derby, and more.
Emma describes the whole experience as humbling.
"This is my first year kind of co-chairing the event, everyone was like you do such a good job. It was just like the benefit from what we got and all the members got. That kind of strives me to keep going with it," says Emma.
Krystal Wright, Emma's Agriculture and FFA advisor says that Emma even donated extra supplies like ice and potato chips from Sauerkraut Days to the Feed Our Farmers event.
Whether it's helping her grandfather cook hot meals for the homeless at her church or teaching kids about agriculture during Benton County's 3rd grade agriculture day, Wright tells us "Everything that she's done through FFA and her volunteering with her community as well as holding down a part-time job, I think will take her far in life."