The Upper Sandusky FFA recently announced its officer team for 2012-13, which officially took office March 11.
The new officers are President Sierra Miller, Vice President Allie Smith, Secretary Dillon Davidson, Treasurer Merril Wilson, Reporter Cody McClain, Sentinel Representative Allison Reidlinger and Student Advisor William Amert.
“The year’s officer team is full of potential,” Upper Sandusky FFA advisor John Lawyer said. “They are excited to represent the Upper Sandusky FFA Chapter this year and they plan to be excellent leaders to look up to in their community. They are a hard-working team and these officers have experienced the opportunities of a lifetime through FFA.”
Miller is a junior and in her third year of FFA. Her SAE project was raising goats, along with breeding, raising and selling puppies. Her favorite FFA activities have been being in the National FFA Band and announcing the band at the 2011 national convention. She joined FFA to continue raising animals and plans to attend college to become a pediatrician.
Smith is a junior and third-year member in the Rams’ FFA. For her SAE project, she focused on job placement and lawn care. Public speaking is her activity of choice. Smith joined FFA from the encouragement of her father and plans to practice law and be involved in politics in the future.
Davidson is in his second year in the program as a sophomore and uses McDonald’s employment as his SAE project and job placement. FFA Camp and Apple Butter Day are his favorite activities and he joined the organization to learn more about agricultural work and develop leadership skills. Following graduation, Davidson plans to become a nurse and take courses in agricultural business.
Wilson, a junior and third-year member, works on a rental house and in small engine maintenance for his SAE project. His favorite FFA activities include camp, soil judging and parliamentary procedure. He is in the organization due to family tradition and plans to become a lawyer.
McClain is a freshman at Upper Sandusky and joined because his grandfather is a member and he wished to be more involved in agricultural education. His favorite activities include parliamentary procedure, public speaking and national convention. After high school, McClain plans to become a special education and junior high math teacher.
Reidlinger also is a freshman and is following in her sister’s footsteps. Her favorite activity thus far has been the national convention and she plans on becoming a physical therapist.
Amert is a junior and third-year member in FFA. His SAE project was doing job placement at Rothlisberger’s Dairy Farm. His favorite FFA experience has been the Washington Leadership Conference and joined the organization due to his father’s encouragement. Upon graduation, he plans to join the army and National Guard and continue his education to become a mechanical engineer.
On March 20, the chapter sold strawberries with other county FFA chapters as a fundraiser along for activities done throughout the year. The chapter sold several flats of the fruit.