California FFA News Summer 2017 - Page 9

My fondest memory stems from our experience at every SOLC and COLC dance we attended. At every dance, Andrew and I were able to implement our own version of the Cha Cha Slide. Although not widely known before, many members will remember our shimmy slide and clap. Keep it up California FFA dancers! We took a trip to the northern part of California to spend time with my family and I decided to give my teammates the experience of jumping off a cliff into a river. Everyone had jumped off except Conner who was having a tough time. After he cried for his life for about ten minutes and refused to jump off, we forced him to so that each of us had the same experience. When he fi nally jumped, he let out a scream louder than ever before; even louder than when Sam sees spiders. One of my favorite memories of this year was a chapter visit that Lauren and I had with the Orland FFA Chapter. On this visit we had a blast going mudding/off-roading with the chapter offi cer team. After a few hours of that we headed back to an offi cer’s house for a huge home cooked meal. After our meal we started a bonfi re and brought out some guitars, great sing-along songs and our dance moves. This visit made me feel as if I was home again. Ripping two pairs of slacks in the middle of an MFE from celebrating. Thank you California FFA for giving me an extended family to enjoy this year and opening your homes to us as we traveled around the state. I have cherished each dance, laugh and conversation we had with each of you on our journey. I’ll never forget the impact you all have made on my life. Thank you for an amazing year and making each moment a dream come true. One of my fondest memories from this year was during the Superior Region COLC. We all got to sleep in cabins, go hiking, slide down a huge water slide, and even had a blast dancing underneath the stars to some good ol’ country music. Everyone had a wonderful time learning about leadership and doing some team building, but alongside that we all had fun, smiled and at the end of the day and got to enjoy each other’s friendship. I would have to say the funniest moment in our year was traveling in the van at 1 a.m. on our way back from NLCSO in Utah. We were with Mr. Mayfi eld talking about our theme skit for the year. Then out of nowhere someone brought up the idea of “plumber cracks for rent the Bro’s.”. We all immediately busted up laughing then began to cry because it was so funny. The gratitude and appreciation I have for every educator and member, goes far beyond any words. I am truly grateful to have spent a year of my life traveling California, creating memories, building friendships, and being a part of the FFA family. It has been incredible seeing members’ success and triumphs, and I can’t wait to see what other accomplishments will come in the future. The members and educators have made this year something I’ll always cherish. Thank you for giving me the experience of a lifetime and a year that I’ll never forget. I will always be proud to be from the California FFA family. • I’m so very thankful for the opportunity to serve this year. I’m going to miss every moment. I am grateful for all the memories made with everyone and I can’t thank each of you enough for making this year so special. To ...my teammates everyone in the have been my California FFA, closest friends... thank you for giving they have made me a fami ly. My this year so teammates have memorable... been my closest friends and I want to thank each of them as well as they have made this year so memorable, I love you guys! California FFANEWS • PAGE 9 • Summer 2017