Mon, 26 September 2022
OFI 1499: Sharing The Stage With Your Biggest Influence | FFA SAE Edition | Case Edwards | Wetumpka High School FFA
When Terrance Crayton of the Wetumpka FFA Chapter started the small engines team as a student at the school, he just wanted to work with engines. I doubt he knew what that was going to lead to. When he did that, one of the people that he encouraged to join was a sophomore named Case Edwards, who happens to be today's guest. Case took to working with engines like a duck takes to water, and it broadened Case's FFA career and put him on an unbelievable trajectory that led him to become a chapter, district and state officer as well as a National Proficiency winner in 2021.
Today, Case is back on the show because now he has been nominated as an American Star Finalist in the category of Ag Placement that is a result of the work that he has done over the years in mechanics. The jobs that Case held during this time are a direct result of him learning about small engines, and he gives a ton of credit to Terrance for that. As Case stated during our first interview in 2021, if you had shown him a spark plug at the beginning of his sophomore year of high school, he wouldn't have known what to do with it. Now look at him!
If that story were not enough, Terrance, wasn't just a coach. He was also a fellow student and chapter member, and he was running his own small engine business. He competed in the FFA as well, and unbelievably he is also nominated as an American Star Finalist this year, but in the category of Agribusiness. I will do a separate interview with Terrance, but enough cannot be stated about the fact that Case and his classmate that inspired him to try mechanics are both nominated as American Star Finalists in the same year!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Agricultural Placement
HIGH SCHOOL: Wetumpka High School, Wetumpka, Alabama
FFA ADVISOR: William Norris
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CASE EDWARDS:
Case's FFA Advisors' Email Address: email@example.com
Wetumpka High School's Telephone Number: 334-567-1178
Donate to FFA - One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000. In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants. With your donations, more students can get this head start - pay it forward.
REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack
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