The Twin Valley South MVCTC FFA chapter accepted seven applications for their 2020-21 officer team. All candidates went through a process that scored and ranked them using points coming from their application, teacher recommendations, an interview, and a vote from the chapter. Officer positions were filled with who accumulated the most points getting their first choice of office. Having representation from predominantly upperclassmen, this year’s team is composed of a strong set of individuals. The President is Mackenzie Neal; a four year FFA member who will be entering her senior year in the fall. Vice President will be Liberty Chesney; another incoming Senior who is entering her third year in the FFA program. Jake Beneke, the only Sophomore, is the chapter Secretary. He is beginning his second year as an FFA member. This year’s Treasurer is Rebekah Sunvold; a three year FFA member who will be a Junior. Reporter is Lynnlee Voge; another Junior also in her third year of FFA. The chapter’s Sentinel is Alyssa Earich. Alyssa is a four year member and entering her Senior year. The team is complete with Cheyenne Baker serving as Student Advisor. She is also a four-year member in her senior year at Twin Valley South.
Already looking forward to her role as the incoming president, Neal says, “I’m very excited to advocate for our chapter and bring a new perspective to [incoming] students and other high schoolers.” When asked to share what she was looking forward to as an officer, Vice President Liberty answered, “The biggest thing [...] is just being able to play a bigger role in my chapter.” Sentinel Alyssa also weighed in about what it means to be an officer, saying, “It means showing the member to do the right thing even when it’s hard and to help them reach outside of their zones so that they can grow as an individual and as a leader.” All officers are getting prepared to work hard and have fun during their terms.