FFA officers chosen for 2017-18 school year


Kasey Stallbaum

The new David City FFA officers include, front row: junior Brooke Bell, sophomore Laurel Ockander, and freshman Kirsten Bell. Back row: freshman Jacson Valentine, Aquinas student Valeria Whitmore, Aquinas student Kael Jakub, and Aquinas student Hannah Moravec.

Kasey Stallbaum

The newly selected David City FFA officers took on their new roles on Fri., Apr. 28 at the end of the year FFA Banquet. The selected members were chosen on Fri., March 24.

Selected officer positions were:  President junior Brooke Bell, Vice President sophomore Laurel Ockander, Secretary Aquinas student Kael Jakub, Treasurer Aquinas student Hannah Moravec, Reporter Aquinas student Valeria Whitmore, Sentinel freshman Kirsten Bell, and Parliamentarian freshman Jacson Valentine.

Nine members applied for the leadership roles and were taken through an interview process.

“Students are asked questions during their interview relating to their strengths, weaknesses, and problem solving abilities,” FFA Adviser Jenny Kocian said. “They were also asked questions like: How will  these positions impact your future and what ideas do you have to better the DCHS Chapter?”

This year’s interviews were conducted by DCHS Alumni Kelsey Stallbaum and Dustin Divis. Once all applications and interviews were completed, the two were given the task to rank the applicants and place them in the best fitting officer roles.

The officers will then spend their summer attending a camp and preparing themselves for the tasks ahead of them.

“The officers really have a mix of background diversities,” Kocian said. “I think that having that quality will continue to grow our organization.”

Also held at the banquet was a silent auction and award presentation for members who competed at the FFA State Competitions.