St. Amant FFA - Meet the Officers
St. Amant FFA - Building successes one student at a time...
St. Amant FFA 2017-2018 Officers










Megan Bordelon — President
Megan Bordelon — President
Running around at the pig shows when I was little, I always heard about FFA, so when I started high school I went straight into Ag classes to become a part of FFA. Since then, I have been in FFA for 3 years and have loved every single moment of it. Being involved in this organization has given me lessons and knowledge needed for my life. Besides being involved in the FFA, I raise and show pigs. I have been doing this for 9 years and cherish the time spent with my family and friends. I am so blessed that FFA has granted me with these experiences that I will carry and value for my lifetime. I look forward to working with you throughout the year as we amplify the St. Amant FFA Chapter.
Katie Costanza — Vice President
Katie Costanza — Vice President
I was introduced to FFA through a retired advisor and was hooked after beginning my Agriscience 1 class. I had never heard of “FFA,” but within a few weeks I was already memorizing the Creed, not only for class, but also for a CDE (Career Development Event), which sparked my interest. I had never liked public speaking, but I was suddenly determined to become a great speaker! I thoroughly enjoy public speaking because I feel it’s an important skill to develop. After attending my first meeting, I immediately loved the mentality of FFA. I enjoy the broad range of skills it teaches, the experiences it brings, and the hard work it instills in its members. I especially love the hands-on approach of FFA; the members and officers always conduct their own chapter operations. We also compete and participate in numerous activities. Currently, I participate in Nursery and Landscape, Dairy Cattle Judging, and Prepared Public Speaking, and I’ve done Poultry Evaluation and Creed in the past. I try my best to participate in everything FFA has to offer. I’ve never left a convention or trip without feeling that I’ve gained something, which is why I always encourage members to attend events outside of just the chapter! FFA can benefit any type of person. Personally, I love creativity, nature, and animals. I have owned and worked with many different animals throughout my life. If you know me, you know about my obsession with alpacas, but my love for animals doesn’t stop there. My SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) has always been in Entrepreneurship for Specialty Animal Production. I did my freshman SAE on African Soft-Furred Rats and my sophomore SAE on corn snakes. I have raised dwarf bunnies, rats, snakes, and so much more. I absolutely love the diversity of animals and their intricate genetics. Due to this, I plan to pursue a career in animal genetics. I know that being an FFA member will help me with anything I aim for in life! If you're thinking about joining FFA, don't let the opportunity pass you up. After over three years in this program, I can honestly say that you won't regret taking the initiative and getting active. Throughout my time as your 2015-2016 Vice President and fellow member, I will do my best to encourage and help you along the way. Challenge yourself and grow!
Tristyn James — Secretary
Tristyn James — Secretary
Growing up around agriculture and being active in 4-H, I knew when I got to high school that FFA was for me. I took an Agriscience 1 class and when learning about the FFA I developed a passion for this organization. When officer elections came up I was encouraged by advisors and fellow officers that I should run for an officer position. I listened and now I am your 2015-2016 secretary. I have had many experiences in my short amount of time in the FFA, such as, road trips, conventions, banquets, and just being a member in such a great organization. I believe the most memorable event would have to be when I zipped up my very own FFA jacket, this blue corduroy jacket shows a bond of people that share a common purpose and belief of life. When I zip up my blue jacket I know I have thousands of people behind my back to support me. I began to hear about CDE’s (Career Development Events) that’s when I decided to go to my first CDE practice which was dairy cattle judging, I stuck to it and competed in my first CDE which was tons of fun. My SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) is raising and showing Netherland Dwarf show rabbits. FFA has made such a positive impact in my life and I hope it will do the same for all of you. I am proud to serve as your 2015-2016 secretary.
Jacob Smith — Treasurer
Jacob Smith — Treasurer
​I began in FFA my freshman year in Ag I. I first realized that FFA was for me was when I was a freshman I got to go to state convention and as I got to walk around the career show and got to talk to people I realized that FFA was so much more than just St. Amant and I knew that this was the organization that I wanted to call home. As I got more active I asked what CDEs they needed people for most and I found that Meat ID was the one for me and as some of the different CDEs throughout the years I’ve done Meat ID, Nursery and Landscape, and Dairy Cattle Judging. This is my second year as an officer and I believe this year will be the best one yet. I am a senior this year and My SAE is raising rabbits to sell. I am proud and excited to serve you as your 2015-2016 FFA Treasurer.
Blake LaBauve — Reporter
Blake LaBauve — Reporter
Throughout life, we make choices, choices that define who we are as individuals. One choice that has defined me as an individual is the choice to join the FFA. Throughout the past 4 years, the FFA has effectively made me the individual that I am today. The FFA’s focuses of premier leadership, personal growth and career success, prepared me for the future. To me, the FFA is more than just an organization it's a part of me that continually affects my future. The FFA has defined me and prepared me for the future of my choice.Everyone defines themselves differently. The FFA allowed me to discover my own definition. I can now be defined by the way I act, talk and think. Leadership training, experiences, positions, CDEs and SAEs have all given me knowledge and skills to act professionally. Training seminars and speaking obligations crafted my speaking skills and confidence. Time away from home, which effectively took me out of my comfort zone, enabled me to realize what’s important in life, what values to uphold and what dreams to embrace.
Taylor Gautreaux — Sentinel
Taylor Gautreaux — Sentinel
When I first joined the FFA, or the “farming club” as my friends liked to call it, I really did think that farming was all that it was about. And though they do teach things like that, it goes way beyond just simple “farming.” FFA has taught me how to be a leader. It has shown me what it means to get in front of a crowd, make them see what’s wrong with today’s world and how we can make it right. This organization has taught me the many responsibilities of actually raising an animal and how much work goes into it. Most importantly FFA has taught me how to take all that I learn and take it with me to all of my other activities. Because of FFA I can now be a better leader for my soccer team and to all of my bandmates. And as your 2015-2016 Chapter Sentinel, I will help lead this chapter to have one of the most successful years yet!
 
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