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Catrett headed to national convention in October

Cameron Catrett won first place at the district contest and third place in the State Public Speaking Career Development Event in June.

Cameron Catrett won first place at the district contest and third place in the State Public Speaking Career Development Event in June.

By Shayla Terry:

After earning the position of Future Farmers of America’s South District President, Cameron Catrett will be headed to national convention in October.

Catrett, a junior at Brantley High School, has always had an interest in agriculture.

“When I was in the third grade I started showing cattle,” she said. “When I finally aged up to join our chapter, I didn’t hesitate.”

This won’t be Catrett’s first time attending nationals.

“I won the state livestock judging competition once, and went to nationals for that,” she said.

“I’ve gone twice.”

Because Catrett is president, she will represent the state of Alabama as a delegate for the national convention delegate sessions.

“At nationals, all the delegates come together and we start passing different things for our organization,” she said.

Catrett says that being a part of FFA has taught her a lot about organizational skills and time management.

“I have to make sure everything is in order, always be on time and use my time wisely,” Catrett said.

“Through FFA I have the opportunity to build more relationships, and hear other people’s stories. It is really teaching me what being a servant leader is about.”

Catrett is also the Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s President. She is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, HOSA, Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society and American Junior Shorthorn Associations.

She has not decided on where she will attend college yet, but is sure she will major in something related to agriscience.

Catrett with attend the National Convention in October along with Brantley High School FFA’s Parliamentary Procedure team.

“I’m excited to see what I can do to change the organization some as a delegate,” Catrett said.

“It’s exciting to know that I can have an impact on our national organization being from Brantley, Alabama.”