New Prairie FFA: A talk with Madam President


This week I had the opportunity to virtually sit down with our chapter’s president, Meaghan VanLue. In this interview we discussed future plans and hopes for the chapter. Read the full interview below. First, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Meaghan, I’m going into my junior year at New Prairie. I ride and show horses, mainly speed events. I’m very family oriented.

What goals do you have for the chapter this coming year? I want to bring the chapter closer.

How do you plan to achieve these goals? Make the chapter more organized and include every member.

What do you think is the best way to involve the community more in chapter events? Community fundraisers and post articles in more places.

Define leadership. How do you fit this definition? Leadership is the ability to step up when you are needed. I fit this definition by being able to help when I am needed and being able to solve problems.

What are you most passionate about? My family, friends, and this chapter.

How do you plan to incorporate this passion into the chapter? Incorporate family into our chapter more often.

How are you currently dealing with the current pandemic and being stuck at home all day? I am spending time with my family and getting a lot of work done.

What are your plans after high school? Do they involve agriculture? I plan to join the FBI and be in the field, this will include some agricultural aspects.

How will you incorporate your experience in FFA into these plans? I’ll better be able to distinguish irregularities in the ground around me. In the past the chapter has had experience with [high school] senior presidents, as only a [high school] junior president, does this intimidate you? It intimidates me a little bit, but I plan to be just as good as past presidents.

Lastly, what are you most hopeful for, moving forward, when you graduate out of our chapter? I am most hopeful for becoming a part of my desired career and using my agricultural knowledge in the field. I hope that through this interview you, the community, has learned a little more about our president and what we have planned for the future. We will continue to update the community through these difficult times.

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