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Devani Hinkelmann - Vice President
Loyal FFA Chapter - Section 7
Supervised Agriculture Experience:
Throughout high school, I had the opportunity to work at Northside Elevator Inc. in Loyal as their part-time office assistant. I spent my days assisting the office staff and working on essentially any projects they needed help with. From checking fire extinguishers to sorting spreadsheets and data, the list could go on for miles. This job opportunity not only provided me with a Supervised Agricultural Experience, but it gave me a further insight to what the agriculture industry is all about. I was able to work with skilled professionals in different fields to help me narrow down the career I wished to pursue.
What's one thing you are looking forward to this year?
I cannot wait to get into the classrooms of schools across my section and meet with all of their students and members! FFA and agriculture already hold a special place in my heart and I hope that after each of my visits, these things hold a special place in members' hearts as well. I am looking forward to working with diverse groups of students and helping them to work towards becoming even better versions of themselves in the future!
What's your fondest FFA memory?
This past spring, Cortney Zimmerman and Jackson Sylvester came to Loyal for a school-wide visit. During this, Cortney had mentioned to me about running for State Office because previously, I was considering it. At that time, I was not. Long story short, that day, Cortney and Jackson helped give me the confidence and push I needed to run for State Office. Knowing that those two had faith in me to accomplish something I had long thought about doing was a new type of encouragement. Without those two, I know I wouldn't be where I am today.
How do you like to spend your free time?
My family and friends mean the world to me. Whenever I am home, I try to spend as much time catching up with them as possible. Most of the time, this includes going shopping or to a movie with friends, or staying home and having a day full of fun with my family. I also enjoy spending time with my cat, Penny. She is probably the one thing I will miss the most when I am at college!
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