Wednesday, May 15, 2013

FFA Member of the Week: Passion for Success & Growth

Name: Sam Johnson
Chapter: Glenville FFA
Grade: Junior
Favorite Color: Neon Green
Fun Fact: Sam was the first Glenville FFA member to compete at the National FFA Convention in 2012.

Sam started out in FFA after both of his siblings were in FFA during high school, as well as many generations of his family. Sam described joined FFA, as “kind of a family thing!” Of course, Sam was drawn to the organization by reasons other than his family.

Sam wanted to be a part of the organization because a lot of the members share the same passion for agriculture as him. Sam wanted to meet new people through FFA and make a difference in the lives of other FFA members and community members.

By being an officer and attending numerous leadership days, Sam is exhibiting leadership in his chapter. Sam was the Glenville FFA Historian as a sophomore and is currently giving back to his chapter as the Glenville FFA Vice President. He has been both to state and national convention, as well at State Leadership Conference for Chapter Leaders and played a role in various committees.

Sam also recognizes the leadership potential in his fellow chapter members and has been one of the top two fruit sales fundraisers for the last two years in his chapter, striving to build up the chapter funds so that costs are low for members to attend FFA events. He also recognizes the importance of community and has played a big role in the Glenville FFA Corn Drive in order to gain support from the community for the agricultural education program in Glenville.

A perfect model of personal growth and passion as a result of FFA, Sam loves meeting new people and making relationships that will last for a lifetime. He’s grown into a better public speaker and is now able to be more outgoing. FFA has literally changed him as a person and given him leadership skills that he will use for a lifetime. 

Sam has used these skills by taking on leadership roles for his chapter’s Teach Ag Day. He has also done some volunteer work through his chapter working at a homeless shelter in St. Paul, organizing food for the residents at the center.

Sam’s current plan for the future is to major in agricultural education and agricultural business with minors in international studies and international business. With this post secondary education, Sam is looking to become an ag teacher or an international grain merchandiser.

Congratulations to Sam Johnson, the newest addition to the FFA members of the week! Sam’s dedication to his chapter has made Glenville FFA a true success. Good luck to Sam as he begins his year as the Region VII Vice President!

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