Wednesday, March 20, 2013

FFA Member of the Week: Everyone's FFA PAL!

FFA Member of the Week

Name: Haley Hinrichs
FFA Chapter:  Goodhue FFA Chapter
Year in School:  10th grade
Favorite Color:  Yellow
Fun Fact:  She loves the movie Tangled and her favorite song to play on the piano is "I Gotta Feeling."

Haley is an outgoing and bubbly individual that has been involved in dance, 4H, and other school activities for as long as she can remember.  She had heard about FFA and had been told again and again that she should join, but it wasn't until her best friend forced her, that she finally agreed.  One of her first FFA experiences was Region VIII Greenhand Camp, and from then on she was instantly hooked!  She couldn't wait to become truly immersed in the organization to learn how to be a leader!

This excited and enthusiastic FFA member has been involved in a variety of activities ranging from competing in the Extemporaneous Speaking CDE to sharing her FFA and Agricultural story at Ag Policy Bootcamp!  Her favorite FFA experience so far?  Attending the State Leadership Conference for Chapter Leaders (SLCCL)!  SLCCL changed her life, helped her learn new things about herself, and allowed her to find friendships that will surely last a long time.

Knowing that FFA has been such a positive experience and that agriculture is truly important to everyone, Haley has taken some exciting and daring steps to promote them in her school, community, and in the state of Minnesota.

Haley has played a key role in helping her FFA Chapter develop a PALS program.  Partners in Active Learning Support, or PALS, is an outreach program that matches an FFA member with a middle school or elementary student.  Haley loves going to the elementary school every Thursday to teach them about agriculture and expose them to the opportunities FFA presents!

Another exciting event Haley has taken advantage of was speaking in front of the Agricultural Policy Committee at the State Capitol about the importance of Agricultural Education.  Proudly wearing her blue corduroy jacket, she spoke of her personal experiences and how Agricultural Education has benefited her and the other 9,500 FFA members across the state.

Haley lives and breathes FFA and proudly represents the organization.  Her ability to advocate for Agriculture, Agricultural Education, and FFA is admirable.  In the future, she hopes to have the chance to serve as a Region VIII Officer and maybe someday, a MN State Officer.

Congratulations to Haley Hinrichs of the Goodhue FFA Chapter on being this weeks FFA Member of the Week!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! Congrats Haley! We are so proud to say you are also a Goodhue County 4-H Member!