University of Chicago
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Why I want to be a Chapter Office ?
Throughout life, we make choices, choices that define who we are as individuals. One choice that has really influenced my life was the choice to join FFA. I feel, as an FFA member, that FFA provides students with the opportunity to actually do something with their life. FFA gives you the chance to inspire others, learn essential leadership skills, and it also presents you with a positive image in your life. FFA is something you almost just cannot live without!
I have been in FFA for just one year now, but FFA has already made me want to inspire others just as they have inspired me. Although they may not have realized it, this year I looked up to some of our chapter officers. It was inspiring to know that when I needed their help or motivation they were always there for me, and I hope that someday someone will be able to look up to me like I have looked up to them. I hope I can inspire the in-coming freshmen to be active in FFA because in FFA you learn so many different things and they are all very beneficial to you.
While I have been in FFA I have gained more leadership skills than I thought possible. I was president on my chapters opening and closing ceremonies team so I had to step up and be my fellow member’s leader. I had to make sure everyone was there for practice, we were always on topic, and that we were prepared for the contest. Before I joined FFA one of my greatest fears was public speaking, but I overcame that fear through a little hard work and determination and became our chapter’s creed speaker. Doing this career development event really helped me because I gained confidence in myself, leadership skills, and I even went on to place 5th in West Tennessee.
It is pretty common to hear someone say: “Think Positive!” to someone who is feeling down or is worried, but most people don’t actually take these words seriously. When I look back at the times where I am the most positive I am always in my blue corduroy jacket, and I know that I am not alone because I know that my fellow FFA members will always be there right beside me, and we are constantly reminding each other to always be positive and smile! Always look at the bright side of things. I know that FFA will make a
positive difference in your life you just have to let it.
FFA is something you almost just cannot live without! Some people think FFA is only about animals and farming, but there is so much more to it than that. People don’t realize that agriculture provides us with food, clothing, and shelter so without agriculture we wouldn’t be able to survive. Since I’ve been in FFA, I have learned so many different things such as leadership skills, how to be an inspiration and what a positive difference FFA has on us. I have even learned things about myself that I didn’t even know, and they have made an enormous difference in my life. Being in FFA has made me want to make a difference in the world and to help make it a better place. To me it is absolutely amazing how such a small organization can make such a big difference in our lives.