Parents: Jeff and Tamryn Cluck
Hometown: Claremore, Okla.
FFA Chapter: Oologah FFA
Advisors: Kadie Smith and Sammy Leonard
What is your favorite aspect of agriculture?
“I’m really interested in the business side of agriculture including marketing and how agriculture affects the economy.”
Who is the most influential person in your life?
“The most influential person in my life is Ronald Reagan because of his ability to communicate and live a moral life that can serve as a model for others. I learned about him in American History during my sophomore year, and I admire him so much that his books, along with my Bible, are my favorite possessions.”
What are your future plans?
“I just graduated from high school and got out of FFA. That means I sold my show lambs as I’m preparing to go to Oklahoma State in Stillwater majoring in agri-business with a prelaw option. After OSU I plan on going to law school to become an agricultural attorney.”
What are some of your agricultural memories?
“My dad was a ranch hand and a cow name Missy would come to the truck to eat feed cubes out of my hand when I was three or four. Then when I was 10 I showed for the first time. I showed a Duroc gilt and my dad was really happy because I was following his footsteps because he showed pigs when he was young.”
Awards: “After getting state runner-up in agri-science for two years, I won state championship. I have also won fourth in the state reporters contest plus some breed champions with lambs.”
What is most memorable about your competitions?
“What I remember most is conquering my nerves. Regardless of whether I was showing an animal or competing in state competitions, once the event began all my nerves evaporated because the preparation I made ahead of time took over. That ability will help me for the rest of my life.”