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By: Jessica Busch
Each month, the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter recognizes members who have stood out by being an active member in their chapter, while displaying outstanding qualities of a leader.
Tiffany Ludewig is a junior and it is her third year in the FFA. Her current ag. class is Large Animal Science and she also participates in the Small Animals CDE team. For her Supervised Agricultural Experience, Tiffany works at the Care Center as a dietary aide. Tiffany has received her Greenhand Degree as well as her Chapter Degree. Her favorite FFA Activity was the State Leadership Camp for Chapter Leaders because she met a lot of people who she is still friends with today. Something new she would like to try is to run for chapter office because she wants to bring her unique leadership qualities to the team and so she can help her chapter. Tiffany is excited for the summer activities this year because it keeps her busy and she feels involved. She first decided to join FFA because it looked fun and one of her friends convinced her. Her special quality of leadership is that she knows the difference between when to be a leader and when to be a follower. The FFA means a lot to Tiffany, because it has made her more confident and it has changed her into a better leader.
Brandon Roiger is a junior and has been involved in the FFA for three years. Brandon’s current ag. classes are Large Animal Science and Alternative Animal Science. He participates in the Prepared Public Speaking and Poultry CDE teams. His Supervised Agricultural Experience is Ag. Education as well as Home and Community Development. A notable award Brandon has received is the Sophomore Achievement Award. His favorite FFA Activity was Timberland Leadership Camp because he enjoyed the four day camp with other chapter members. Something new he would like to try is to be a region officer because he wants to be able to lead beyond the chapter level. One thing Brandon is looking forward to this year is State Convention because he is excited to meet up with friends from other chapters across the state. He first joined FFA because the majority of his class was in the FFA. Brandon’s unique quality of a leader that he possesses is teamwork and he is known for his positive attitude towards the FFA and life. “The FFA has taught me values that I hold as a student and it has prepared me for success not only in future careers, but also in speaking skills,” said Brandon.
Jessica Busch is senior and has been a part of the FFA for three years. Her current ag. class is Small Animal Science and she participates in the Job Interview CDE. Her SAE is Ag. Communications. Jessica was a part of the National Dairy Foods Team and has received her State Degree this year. One leadership quality that she has is commitment. Her favorite FFA Activity is National Convention because she enjoys traveling to Indianapolis. Something new that Jessica would like to try is the Nursery and Landscape CDE, because it seems interesting to her. One thing that she is looking forward to this year is State Convention because she will be competing at the State Job Interview CDE Event. She first decided to join FFA after her sister encouraged her to and for the leadership opportunities FFA provides. “The FFA is more than an organization, it is a character builder that has challenged me and has pushed me to new heights,” commented Jessica.