Grade: 12

Years in FFA: 5

SAE: ​Ag. Communications Placement, Ag. Service Placement.

CDE's: Ag. Comm, Ag. CSI, Conduct of Meetings, Chapter Website, Discovery/Greenhand/Chapter Quiz.​

Favorite Activity: ​National FFA Week.

Est. 1937

​DeWitt Central FFA

Favorite Quote

“Do today what others wont, so you can live tomorrow the way others can't.” - Jerry Rice

I joined FFA in eighth grade, through a friend, and decided to join on a limb, just to try something new. Once I got involved, I became nervous as I had no experience in agriculture, I was not a farm kid and didn't perceive myself as a leader whatsoever. But with the help of the people involved, I learned that FFA is NOT just for students who show livestock and grow crops! Anyone, from any background, with any interests can be apart of this awesome organization and take part in its limitless opportunities! Soon, I became a very active member and FFA grew to become something I am extremely passion about and is ultimately the organization that has shaped me into the leader, student and person I am today!

Explain/Describe your SAE Project:

Reporter, Stationed by the Flag

Heather Cernek

My Supervised Agricultural Experience Project is Ag. Communications and it involves anything and everything associated with the promoting and strengthening of agriculture and the National FFA Organization. In my first year as an FFA member, I was very new to the organization and wanted to learn more about what it had to offer, so I turned to our chapter website,, as a trustworthy source for all of my questions. This is when I came to realize the importance of the agriculture industry and how young leaders are to our future. Through my SAE, I currently maintain our chapter's website, create chapter newsletters, brochures and flyers and host multiple hands-on activities in my agricultural classroom and utilize all of my chapter’s social media accounts.I wanted to become an officer so I could make a positive difference in my community and be a positive influence on other students and chapter members.

How did you become involved in FFA?