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2007-08 Arizona FFA State Officer Team

Pictured above, they are: (back row) Kerilyn Gage, State FFA Vice President (Millennium); Mead Lawson, State FFA Vice President (Millennium); Hunter Williams, State FFA President (Basha); Jake Rovey, State FFA Secretary (Buckeye); (Front row) Jonathan Clapeck, State FFA Vice President (Rio Rico); Ashley Masters, State FFA Reporter (Millennium); Amanda Zamudio, State FFA Vice President (Benson); Lauren Beavers, State FFA Vice President (Mountain View)

 Hunter Williams - President

Home chapter: Basha FFA

As an FFA member, Hunter's involvement has been extensive.  He served as Chapter President for two years, and attended numerous FFA events, including State Leadership Conference, Chapter Officer Leadership Training, the National FFA Convention, and Washington Leadership Conference. He participated in the Livestock Evaluation, Parliamentary Procedure, and Wildlife Management Career Development Events and was the recipient of two state proficency awards. As a part of his Supervised Agricultural Experience, Hunter has been involved in swine production, landscape management, and outdoor recreation.

Jake Rovey - Secretary

Home chapter: Buckeye FFA

Prior to being elected to state office, Jake served as Chapter Sentinel, Chapter Treasurer, and Estrella FFA District Reporter.  He has participated in a variety of FFA events, including State FFA Leadership Conference, State FFA Camp, and the National Agronomy Career Development Event. His SAE consists of working on his family's 4000 acre farm and showing dairy cattle. HIs extensive experiences won him the title of 2007 State Star in Agricultural Placement.

Ashley Masters - Reporter

Home chapter: Millennium FFA

Ashley's FFA career has been quite extensive.  Prior to her election to state office, her served as Chapter Vice President as well as Estrella District Vice President.  She participated in the Agricultural Issues, Agricultural Sales, Agricultural Communications, and Forestry Career Development Events and attended State Leadership Conference, Chapter Officer Leadership Training, State FFA Camp, and the National FFA Convention.  Ashley has developed a greater knowledge of agricultural by having a Supervised Agricultural Experience that includes swine production and diversified horticulture.

 Mead Lawson - State Vice President (Estrella District)

Home chapter: Millennium FFA

Mead served as Chapter President and Chapter Reporter prior to his election to state office.  He was involved in the Meats Evaluation and Technology, Aquaculture, and Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Events and attended State Leadership Conference, State Leadership Camp and the National FFA Convention.  Mead's Supervised Agricultural Experience includes agricultural sales and beef production.

 Amanda Zamudio - State Vice President (Gila Southern District)

Home chapter: Benson FFA

Prior to her election to state office, Amanda was extensively involved in FFA.  She served as Chapter President as well as Gila Southern District President, and participated in the Meats Evaluation and Technology, Livestock Evaluation and Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Events. Amanda's Supervised Agricultural Experience was in the area of diversified agricultural production where she raised cattle, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, and chickens. Her diverse experiences have earned her the titles of State Star Greenhand and State Star in Agricultural Production.

 Jonathan "Jay" Clapeck - State Vice President (South Central District)

Home chapter: Rio Rico FFA

Prior to his election to state office, Jay was a member of his chapters Range Management, Aquaculture, and Conduct of Meetings Career Development Event teams. He served as Chapter President for three years as well as South Central District Vice President. Jay's Supervised Agricultural Experience includes vegetable production and agricultural mechanics, repair and maintainance.

 Lauren Beavers - State Vice President (Superstition)

Home chapter: Mountain View FFA

Before being elected to serve as a State Officer, Lauren served as Chapter President as well as Superstition District President.  She also participated in the Horse Evaluation Career Development Event.  Her Supervised Agricultural Experience includes small animal production and work in the area of agricultural education.

 Kerilyn Gage - State Vice President (At Large)

Home chapter: Millennium FFA

Prior to her election to state office, Keri's involvement in FFA was very diverse.  She served as Chapter President and District Reporter, participated in the National Agricultural Sales Career Development Event, and attended State Leadership Conference, State Leadership Camp and Washington Leadership Conference.  Keri's Supervised Agricultural Experience included swine production, beekeeping, work in the area of agricultural education.

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