State Officer Blog

Learn to Live

A couple days ago while looking back on photos from our year, I started reflecting on the crazy year we have had so far. In March, schooling went virtual. In April, while we were in quarantine, we were elected asstate officers via Zoom. In May, we finished our last...

“The best is yet to come.”

My teammates and I just wrapped up a phenomenal training called “Delta,” led by Mr. and Mrs. Cant in the beautiful small town of Imbler. Part of our training was creating workshops we will present in classrooms. While we were each sketching out our workshop onto a...

Prone To It All

It seems as though in life there are some people exceptionally prone to accidents and mishaps. Someone specific just popped into your head, didn’t they? We all know someone that falls a little more than everyone else or who has broken a bone or two more than normal. I...

“Four Years Down. One More to Go.”

As I sit here sipping my morning coffee, I reflect on just how crazy these past two months have been. First the cancellation of the long awaited 2020 Oregon FFA State Convention, then school, then graduation and with it, all the senior traditions the classes before us...

“Aren’t you sad your year is over?”

I’ve been asked a lot lately “Aren’t you sad your year is over?” I answer the same way every time; No. This usually equates to a confused look.  As I’ve had time to reflect on why my year of service to Oregon FFA has looked like over the last year, I can’t help...

It’s been a crazy month!

Though the 2019-2020 state officer team didn’t think we’d still be around, we’re happy to be continually serving a state association that’s making the most of this time. The difficult circumstance we find ourselves in isn’t what we would have chosen. We couldn’t meet...

What is your Legacy?

Oh my goodness it is already March! When did that happen? It feels like time has flown by. To think a year ago all six of us started a journey that has forever changed our lives. This past year has felt like a blink of an eye, but also a lifetime. The journey has gone...

Treasured Memories

Eleven months ago, Josiah, Riley, Deidre, Keegan, Ellie, and I were given the opportunity of a lifetime when we were elected as Oregon FFA State officers. Each of us had prepared in the weeks, months, and even years leading up to the convention for our year of service...

It’s the Little Moments that Make Life Count

The team had the great opportunity to travel internationally to Spain and Portugal on the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) in the beginning of January. We started this journey by spending New Year’s Eve in New York City! My teammate Riley...

Home. What makes somewhere a home? Where is home?

This year I have had the opportunity to visit 48 different FFA chapters, each one with it’s own unique quirks, traditions and culture. As different as each place is, there is one constant: each chapter creates a home for its members. In high school, I spent more time...

A sense of community:

Community is described as, “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” This can look different for everyone that is lucky enough to experience it. For me and my team it also looks a lot of different ways. It...

Using Every Moment

When the Oregon FFA State Officer team began the month of September, we couldn’t believe that our year was already halfway done. It’s wild that the year so far has been filled with so many amazing experiences, yet it feels like just yesterday we were just starting. We...