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  RYAN ALTIS  
     
     
  Ryan Altis,
State Sentinel
RyanA@supportvaffa.org

SAE Project(s)
My SAE was centered on two jobs I have held over the past two years. In 2018, I worked at a local Veterinary Clinic as a kennel attendant. There I learned the basics of small animal care and pet nutrition. While Vet Sciences is not something I want to go into in the future, this was a great learning experience for me. In 2019 I worked in a local, family-owned restaurant and catering business preparing food. I learned the ins and outs of preparing food, proper sanitation, as well as business management.

Favorite CDE or LDE
My favorite CDE has always been Forestry. In this competition, you are scored on your ability to identify tree species and forestry equipment, read topographic maps, calculate tree volume, and timber stand improvement. My love for the outdoors drove my enthusiasm for this CDE Forestry is the reason I joined the FFA Chapter at my Middle School. I have competed in this contest all but two years of my FFA career.

Favorite FFA memory
My favorite FFA memory is attending my first National Convention in 2015. I was able to go with my best friend and we explored the city of Louisville for hours. I loved being able to meet new people from all over the country. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the riverboat cruise the first night, where I was forced to dance in front of a few hundred people. One of the more memorable events of that week was when my friend and I raced some guys from another chapter down the escalators, backwards, which is when I fell down the escalator and took a chunk out of my knee.

Future Plans
My future plans are to attend Liberty University, where I will major in Sports Management. My hope is to enter into the NFL as a college scout or work for a University in their football recruiting department. Later on in my life, I plan on running for public office. Politics and Government have always intrigued me, and I have experience working on political campaigns.
     
     
 
     
     
 
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