Doulgas County Home Show is Another Success for Sutherlin FFA

The first weekend of March was the annual Douglas County Home Show, and the Sutherlin CTE Program was well represented. The Home Show is an annual event run by the Umpqua Valley Home Builders Association. Businesses from around the area come to advertise their products and services. Sutherlin high school students from various metalshop, woodshop, technology, and agriculture classes came to help run the booth.

Madelyn Higgins, a FFA member and metalshop student, said “People loved that our art was different from other schools and that we had a lot of cool technology which allowed us to create those products. A lot of people wanted to donate too.” The Sutherlin CTE program’s booth was definitely large and diverse.

At the booth were items such as fire pits, metal wall art, benches, trailers, and even handmade wood guitars! Tristan Vincent is a FFA member and woodshop student who built a guitar this year in his woodshop class. He says, “The Home Show is where we show the community everything we’ve been doing this year.”

Hundreds of people saw this year’s booth. The students involved in the CTE program hope that the Home Show will spread the word about what they are doing and about their small business which has grown to an online vendor called Etsy. This year’s Home Show was a success for Sutherlin High School.


This trailer was made by Conner Grauf and Lane Miller. Tristan Vincent built the stand for the letters.


Pictured above are some guitars made by advanced wood shop students last semester.


Lane Miller explains one fo the metal art projects on display.