Whitney Jones

The 5th period agriculture class poses for a picture with the visiting FFA state officers.

Two Wyoming State FFA officers paid a visit to Powell High School on Sept. 25.

During their visit, Treasurer Karla De La Cruz and Secretary Sally Schroeder put on an organized workshop for all of the agriculture classes throughout the day. Typically, it will teach FFA members be how to be successful leaders in one area of their life. This year, the workshop was focused on changing your mindset while doing activities you may not enjoy.

“I hope that there is just one small piece of the workshop that the students will take with them in the future,” Shroeder said.

State officer elections took place on April 10-13 at the Wyoming State FFA convention. Officer candidates go through a rigorous interview process during those four days. On the last day of state convention the past state officers will retire, and the new officers will take their place. Each year, the officer team has a shared passion for FFA.

“I always looked up to those who wore an [FFA] Association jacket,” De La Cruz states. “I wanted to be the one who could be that person to other people.”

Each candidate had a different reason on why they ran for state office.  This year there was far less candidates than in years past.

“I felt like it was the next logical step, I wasn’t done,” Shroeder said. “I want to spark a positive change in at least one FFA member.”

I want to spark a positive change in at least one FFA member.”

— Sally Schroeder

The state officers do chapter visits at all of the Wyoming schools. For some local FFA members, their visits have been quite beneficial.

“I look forward to the state officer visit each year,” Powell- Shoshone FFA chapter secretary Madison Harvey says. “They are always respectful and professional, yet relatable and personable too.”

This year’s state officers will present their retiring addresses during the 93rd annual Wyoming state convention in the spring.