Posted Date: 12/07/2018
ROBINSON, TX (December 4, 2018)—She is so close to achieving her goal that Copperas Cove FFA member Tori Schwausch can almost feel it.
“I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds...,”
Schwausch can recite the FFA creed almost in her sleep she has practiced so much. But, she has not quite attained all that she has been working toward.
Schwausch and seven more CCHS FFA students advanced to the Area 8 Leadership Development Event in Robison competing in a variety of contests including the FFA Quiz, FFA Radio Broadcasting, Job Interview and the Senior Creed. Schwausch walked away with a second place finish, not fully reaching her goal but good enough to advance to the state contest.
“I started presenting the Creed for competition my freshman year (in high school), and for the last four years, I have grown and learned from each competition,” Schwausch said. “I’m definitely ready to end my LDE career with a win.”
The Texas State FFA LDE Contest will take place at Sam Houston State University this month. Schwausch must present the official FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about the purpose of the creed and why it is meaningful to her.
LDEs, also known as Leadership Development events, are designed to develop FFA Members in competitions to further expand their knowledge of public speaking, decision making, communication, and to test their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA Organization. Competitors consist of individuals or teams up to 8 members.