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VP AREA 16
MORIAH McLARD

CHAPTER: Richland FFA
HOMETOWN: Essex, Missouri
COLLEGE: Three Rivers Community College - Poplar Bluff
COLLEGE MAJOR:
I’ll be using my A+ Scholarship, and then transferring to Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau to major in agriculture education.

SAE PROJECT:
My SAE includes a vegetable garden as well as an animal rescue program. I find abused animals, bring them into my home, give them the medical attention and love they need before giving them away to loving families.

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO WANT TO BECOME A
MISSOURI FFA OFFICER?
 
My freshman year of high school the Area 16 state FFA officer came to our school to speak.  I was impressed that the officer was just a senior in high school. As the year went on, I kept thinking of how neat it would be to become a state officer myself. Even after switching schools, I kept myself focused on becoming a state FFA officer from Area 16.

WHO IS YOUR HERO AND WHY?
My hero is my mom. I know that sounds cliché, but she is one of the toughest women I know. She taught me that as long as you do your best and work your hardest everything will be alright. You'll hit bumpy roads in life, but you'll continue going forward and eventually you'll hit fresh pavement and everything will be okay.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
I would love the opportunity to run for a national FFA office. After college, I hope to pursue my career as an FFA advisor in a small town.

WHAT IS SOMETHING UNIQUE OR INTERESTING THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
My mom, brothers, and I were born in a strange year pattern that wasn't planned. Mom was born in 57, Tim in 75, Jesse in 77, Joey in 78, James in 87, Jared in 89, and I was born in 98. Then, I have an upside down Nike symbol scar on my forehead, but no one knows where it came from or how I got it.

ADVICE TO FFA MEMBERS:
Don't ever think that you're too small to make an impact on anyone or anything. You alone can change the world! If you set goals and don't achieve them don't give up, try, try again!