Kayla Hack, East Troy FFA, was elected to serve as Wisconsin State FFA President at the 83rd State FFA convention in Madison last week. Photo By Gloria Hafemeister
East Troy FFA member to lead Wisconsin State FFA as president
Kayla Hack, East Troy FFA, was elected to serve as Wisconsin State FFA President at the 83rd State FFA convention in Madison last week.
She was chosen by the out-going state officer team after serving as State FFA vice president during the last year.
Other members of 2012-13 state officer team include Nate Overby, Amery, Parliamentarian; Gabes Rabb, New Richmond, vice president; Zachary Markhardt, Black River Falls, secretary; Nick Huffman, Pecatonica, vice president; Logan Wells, Monroe, vice president; Nate Zimdars, Ripon, treasurer; Beth Rieth, Oconto Falls, sentinel; Joanna Wavrunek, Denmark, reporter; Emily Watson, Elkhorn, vice president; and Aaron Zimmerman, Spencer, vice president.
The new officer team will work throughout the year to promote the agricultural industry and agricultural education while assisting members in leadership and personal development.
They will also assist in FFA operations and decision making for the state organization.
Hack says, "I know there is a lot of potential on this team. I look forward to working with them."
Hack began her FFA career in middle school when High School FFA members came to her school to talk about the benefits of FFA involvement. She was invited to join by her cousins who she says thoroughly enjoyed their involvement in the organization.
She was especially encouraged by Sherry Sutton, a past FFA officer. Hack says, "She was a huge support in my personal life and in FFA. She always encouraged me to stay involved."
Hack is the first from East Troy to serve as state FFA president and she hopes to be able to inspire other younger FFA members to be all they can be in the organization.
As state president she says she hopes to reach into the community and work with individuals and agricultural businesses to promote the organization and help it grow.
As an FFA member she worked in the area of Equine Science and also with Ag Education, helping with Ag in the Classroom projects in her district.
Besides FFA she was also active in the Troy Center 4-H Club.
She is attending college in Iowa with plans to become an elementary school teacher and bringing agriculture education into the school curriculum.
In summers she hopes to travel the world, taking part in mission work in developing countries, helping people learn how to raise their own food.
She has had some experience in this area working through her church on mission projects.
The daughter of George and Janet Hack, she says her parents have helped encourage her to combine her interest in travel and helping others with her interest in teaching.