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Young leaders, Wyoming FFA elects new team of state officers

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Cheyenne – During the week of April 16, Wyoming students competed in a variety of Career Development Events (CDEs) and Leadership Development Events (LDEs), with a number of chapters earning the right to compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in late October. 

At the same time, a set of the state’s top leaders interviewed to lead the organization over the next year, and on April 21, a new team of student officers was elected to serve as the Wyoming State FFA Officer Team. 

The new team includes President Kirby Hales from the Snowy Range FFA, Vice President Sheridan Stewart of the Casper FFA, Second Vice President Jared Spencer of the Torrington Lingle FFA, Third Vice President Kyle Despain of the Snowy Range FFA, Secretary Abigail Mueller of Buffalo FFA, Treasurer Flint Pokorny of Lander FFA, Reporter Kylie McConnell of Shoshoni FFA, Sentinel Brooks Woody of Shoshoni FFA and Parliamentarian Dayne Bradley of Riverton FFA. 

Over the next year, these students will help organize and host events, conduct leadership workshops and serve as ambassadors for Wyoming FFA.

“The state FFA officers are the public face of the Wyoming FFA Association,” said State FFA Advisor Stacy Broda. “They serve as the go-between for local FFA chapters and the state organization, provide input in decision-making and represent Wyoming FFA at local and state events.”

Officers were selected by a nominating committee of FFA members and adult volunteers. Each candidate participated in a writing exercise and several rounds of interviews, conducted over four days. The 2018-19 team will begin their official duties by participating in an orientation and training later next month. 

Look for more results from the 2018 Wyoming State FFA Convention in next week’s Roundup or by visiting

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