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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – The 2011 State Officer Screening Committee selected the following student members as candidates for state office. Thirty-two student members took part in the 2011 Screening Process. These student members were challenged with an individual interview, written exam, individual problem solving activity, group problem solving activity, SAE interview, Agricultural Education Interview, and conversational exercise. The selected candidates will seek election at the 83rd Florida FFA State Convention.

Presidential Candidates
Charlie Brown, Avon Park FFA
Haley Webb, Charlotte FFA

Area I Candidates
Karis Smith, Blountstown FFA
Sydney Stone, Sneads FFA

Area II Candidates
Kaitlin Donaghy, Middleburg FFA
Taylor Langford, Trenton FFA

Area III Candidates
James Barringer, New Smyrna Beach FFA
Julia Morgan, Pine Ridge FFA

Area IV Candidates
Nathaniel Lawson, Kathleen FFA
Shelby Oesterreicher, Bartow FFA

Area V Candidates
Brittany Coleman, Durant FFA
John Modrow, Riverview FFA

Area VI Candidates
Ricardo Muniz, Coral Reef FFA
James Sharpe, Okeechobee Brahman FFA

The primary responsibility of a state officer is to serve the Florida FFA Association, Agricultural Education and Agriculture as an ambassador in local, state and national activities in a way that will inform, motivate and inspire FFA members, advisors and others to embrace and uphold the FFA mission.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members-as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agriculture education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. For more information visit or contact:

Ronnie Simmons
Florida FFA Association
P.O. Box 141570
Gainesville, Florida 32614
Ph: 325.378.0060

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