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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • SE FFA Members of the Month

  • Each month, the Sleepy Eye FFA features members of the month. This month Joe Kramer, Justine Bleick, Brennon Helget and Brandon Roiger are featured.
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  • Joe Kramer
     Member of the Month
    Grade In School: 10th
    Years In FFA: Three
    Why you joined FFA: I wanted to do something new.
    Favorite FFA Activity: Fruit sales
    What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag Class: Hard work pays off.
    Awards: Top fruit seller three years in a row.
    Justine Bleick
     Member of the Month
    Grade In School: 12th
    Years In FFA: 1
    Why you joined FFA: I want to be a veterinarian and being in FFA would help me learn more about different types of animals.
    Career Development Event (CDE) team: Small animals
    What you like about your CDE: I like being with the people who are on my CDE team.
    Something you’d like to try in FFA and/or what you are looking forward to the most this year: I am looking forward to going to state for my CDE.
    Favorite FFA Activity: Kiddy Barn
    What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag Class: I have learned the bones and digestive systems of small animals.
    List any awards that you have earned that you are most proud of: I got eighth place overall at the region competition and I will be getting my Greenhand Degree in the spring.
    Brennon Helget        
    Member of the Month
    Grade In School: 8th
    Years In FFA: One
    Why you joined FFA: My friends recommended it to me.
    Career Development Event (CDE) team: Wildlife
    What you like about your CDE: I think Wildlife is cool.
    Something you'd like to try in FFA and/or what you are looking forward to the most this year: Discovery Camps
    Favorite Ag Activity: Going in the Woodshop to make a project.
    What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag Class: I learned how to screen crops and how to find a good sample.
    Brandon Roiger
    Officer of the Month
    Grade in School: 12th
    Years in FFA: Four
    Why you joined FFA: To get the opportunities and to go to Greenhand Day.
    Office: President
    What do you like about your officer position: I like being on an officer team with a unique group of minds.
    Page 2 of 2 - Career Development Event (CDE) team: Poultry/Prepared Speaking
    What you like about your CDE: I have learned more about the poultry industry and have gained skills on speaking in front of people.
    Favorite FFA Activity: Washington Leadership Conference.
    Something you’d like to try in FFA and/or what you are looking forward to most this year: I’d like to experience the Little I Invitational at SDSU. I am most looking forward to celebrating FFA at the chapter banquet!
    What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag. class: I am in Ag. Mechanics and learning about how to weld and use the grinder for shop projects.
    Any awards that you are most proud of: Second in Home and/or Community Development proficiency at State; Second in Prepared Public Speaking at State.
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