Kalyn Strahley of Paulding High School FFA chapter is the new state FFA Treasurer. Kalyn is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Strahley.
Kalyn Strahley of Paulding High School FFA chapter is the new state FFA Treasurer. Kalyn is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Strahley.
By JENNIFER DEMPSEY

Progress Staff Writer


PAULDING – Kalyn Strahley, a junior at Paulding High School, is the newly elected FFA State Treasurer.

The process to become a state officer is rather lengthy. Strahley submitted her application at the beginning of April along with an advisor recommendation. Candidates then go through multiple interview rounds including a general interview, an impromptu scenario, extemporaneous speech, a desire to serve interview, writing exercise and written exam.

Candidates are scored on the exercises and the top ten scorers are brought before the state for a vote.

Kayln learned she was chosen for the position just two weeks after the e-mail application.

Part of her job duties of this position will be chapter visits, leading leadership nights, attending conferences, leading FFA camps and attending other events as requested.

Strahley is currently the Paulding FFA chapter President and has held this position for two years. She is active in many of the competitions including public speaking, job interviewing, agricultural issues and poultry. She also shows horses, sheep and chickens at the county fair.

Her favorite thing about FFA is seeing the leadership skills develop in the chapter members. She loves seeing her peers unlock their passions and seek their true potential.

Following her senior year of high school, Kalyn would like to attend The Ohio State University to pursue a degree in Animal Science. When asked about the possibility of a national officer position she stated, “Maybe. We will see how this year goes!”