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Age: 19

Hometown: Jay, Okla.

Parents: John and Christy Sherman

FFA Chapter: Jay FFA

Adviser: Jace Newby

How / why did you join FFA?

“FFA has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, I was so excited when I could officially join FFA at Colcord Public Schools. I did 4-H when I was younger, but FFA was what I wanted to be in.”

What is/was your favorite part of being in FFA?

“The animals and the people. You never know who or what you’ll learn or meet in the FFA, I’ve met so many good people and made so many wonderful memories. “

What was it like to receive your American Degree?

“Due to COVID last year, the 2020 seniors missed out on a lot of lasts. Being a COVID grad myself, when I got the news I had a few mixed emotions. My first thought was finally, but then the realization hit me that this would be the last time I would ever wear my jacket. As I was sitting on the floor waiting to go behind the stage, I had a moment where I looked to where my parents and chapter sat. I was so proud of them and myself, I never would’ve made it on that stage without them. 

What’s one thing FFA taught you?

“To be grateful, to help others, and to be the best person you can be.” 

What is the best advice you’ve received by being in FFA? 

“In my opinion, the best thing I was taught was ‘different judge, different day.’ That means just because you didn’t do good on Monday doesn’t mean that Wednesday or Friday has to be the same. Take your losses and learn from them in and out of the ring.”

What are your future plans?

“My future plans are in the wind. I have a few ideas and maybe a plan B in case those plans don’t work out. I do know that I want to help some kid set a goal and watch them achieve it just like so many people have done for me.”

How is FFA shaping your future?

“Being a livestock owner and a former showman FFA has put some goals in my head like making mini Beefmasters, along with some other things.”


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