National FFA Central Region Vice President from Montana, Mamie Hertel, gave her retiring address during the second general session of National FFA Convention. “The title of my retiring address is quiet in volumes and loud in value. It speaks to how many of us have felt this year. We haven’t gotten to do the big, loud things, but we have gotten to add value quietly.” Here’s Hertel’s advice for the new National FFA Officer team. “When I first got elected to national office, I thought some magical thing would happen and some fairy would come around, making me feel like a national officer. Needless to say, the magic didn’t come around and I had to realize I was elected as I was for a reason. It took me awhile to build the confidence. To the next officer team, you’re meant to be an officer this year and you’re more than enough to do that.”
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