By Ashley Wardell
Bryan Chapel placed as one of top four finalists to compete at the FFA Nationals Convention this October in Louisville, Kentucky. Chapel graduated in 2013 and has been a member of the Morgan FFA Chapter for four years. Every FFA student must have an SAE (supervised agricultural experience) if they take an agriculture education class. Some students’ SAE can be related to their job, others if they show an animal at the fair. Chapel’s SAE was completed while working at Stan Stuart’s mink farm, where he has been working for three years completing jobs such as feeding, repairs and seasonal duties.
A proficiency award honors students who through their SAE project have developed skills to help them in future careers. Chapel not only received a state proficiency award, he also placed highest in the state. His SAE and a portfolio were sent to the national judges in March.
Chapel’s SAE project and application will be judged this October. Bryan will be interviewed by the judges during the FFA National Convention for a chance at first place. This great accomplishment proves his dedication and work ethic and the Morgan FFA wishes him the best of luck.