Wed, 15 February 2023
OFI 1623: Making The World A Better Place | FFA SAE Edition | Grace DiGiovanni | McCook Central High School FFA
Grace DiGiovanni is a 2022 National Proficiency Winner in the category of Service Learning. With a title like that, you know that she had done something significant to help out her community, but after doing a complete interview with her it was obvious that she is wired to help her fellow human.
Grace is currently attending college at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has her eyes set on medical school and oncology. She has a scientific and inquisitive brain, and all of us are blessed that people like Grace exist. She has a desire to work on the macro and micro in oncology in her career. On the micro level she sees herself helping individual patients through oncological surgery to address their specific needs. On the macro she sees herself studying the tumors that she has just removed for the betterment of all of society!
Of course, this is no surprise when you learn what Grace's SAE was. She saw that the food that was being included in a local backpack food program was not very nutrient dense or healthy. So, she obtained a grant, community volunteers and donations from the community to change this. Ultimately she wound up taking over the entire program and leaving a legacy in her community. And, during all of this she obtained over 80 college credits through dual credit courses. That number is a new record of college credits obtained in high school on the Off-Farm Income Podcast!