Illinois FFA elects 2020-2021 state officers


Illinois FFA elects 2020-2021 state officers

Left to Right: Kuhns, Oliver, Mueller, Schempp and Vaessen

Illinois FFA members elected a new slate of state officers Thursday evening during the 92nd Illinois FFA Convention.

Candidates were gathered to present speeches live, but delegate voting took place virtually to comply with COVID-19 social distancing recommendations.

Lexi Mueller of the Valmeyer FFA Chapter will serve as the 2020-2021 state president. Lexi is the daughter of Matthew and Pamela Mueller of Columbia. She says “Each FFA member is capable of doing great things in life, I hope to use my FFA experiences to give back and inspire the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

Molly Schempp of the Olympia FFA Chapter was elected to the office of state vice president.  Molly is the daughter of Darin and Cindy Schempp of Atlanta. She says, “I hope to genuinely encourage, humbly lead, and selflessly serve the members counting on us to help them reach their goals.”

Margaret Vaessen of the Amboy FFA Chapter will serve as state reporter. Margaret is the daughter of Michael and Brenda Vaessen of Sublette. She says, “My core values of support, encouragement, and servitude have been strengthened through the Illinois FFA. As a state officer, I will use these attributes to help each member find their place.”

Jordi Oliver of the Vienna FFA Chapter was elected state secretary.  Jordi is the daughter of Cary and Michele Oliver of Buncombe. She says, “The future of agriculture is all around us wearing these corduroy jackets. I vow to make a difference, inspire others, and help members succeed in their goals as a state officer.”

Emma Kuhns of the Altamont FFA Chapter is the 2020-2021 state treasurer. Emma is the daughter of Stan and Shelly Kuhns of Mason. She says, “Those in leadership positions hold a special responsibility to model drive and passion for those around them. I aspire to make members feel comfortable in their own skin and be confident in their abilities to try new things.”

The five officers will spend the next year out of school to serve Illinois FFA members.

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