Ernie attends Ocean County College with plans to transfer to Rutgers University to study American History. His career goals is to be a university history professor. Ernie's SAE is a placement project on the Powell Farm tending to horses, chickens, and organic plots. He loves being on the farm and takes pride in his work. He has served as chapter president and most recently as State FFA Reporter. Ernie has participated in Dairy Foods, Nursery/Landscape and Fruits and Vegetables CDEs, attended leadership conferences, and represented Ag Ed/FFA at various local, state, and national events. Ernie enjoys gemology, book collecting, and model railroads. Through FFA, Ernie has developed his personal leadership skills and has been able to accomplish academic and career goals.
State Vice- President - Anne Poinsett
Anne plans to attend Burlington County College in the fall with the goal of transferring to a four year college to major in an agricultural field. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience involves working at Hlubik's Farm in Chesterfield, NJ. Anne has served as chapter secretary. She has competed in several Career Development Events including Agricultural Sales and Land Judging. Anne enjoys activities in the outdoors and spending time with friends. She loves the FFA and wants to continue growing.
State Secretary - Delaney Gray
Delaney fell in love with FFA her freshman year of high school. She says that, "FFA has given me a sense of belonging, and I appreciate each opportunity that has been given to me." She has served as president and co-president of her chapter. She has competed in many Career Development Events including Land Judging and Floriculture. Delaney will be attending Delaware Valley College in the fall where she will study Agricultural Education. She believes that teaching will enable her to provide students with the same positive experience she has been given thanks to the FFA.
State Treasurer - Gaspar Hernandez IV
Gaspar plans to study Animal Science at Rutgers University. His aspiration to become a veterinarian has been a fire that has burned inside him since his days as a young boy. Gaspar has served as chapter vice president and has participated in the Meat Evaluation and Technology and Veterinary Science Career Development Events. Aside from his love of animals, he enjoys running track. He hopes to continue running as well as serve the FFA. Gaspar says, "It's not what I want from the FFA, but what I want to give back for all it has done for me."
State Reporter - Kyle Clement
Kyle plans to go to college for Mechanical Engineering. His Supervised Agricultural Experience involves working on the horse ranch where he grew-up and assisting in operating the family-owned western apparel and tack store. Kyle has served as chapter president, secretary, and parliamentarian. He has participated in several CDEs such as Parliamentary Procedure and Horse Judging. Kyle spends his free time playing the piano and reading. His participation in the FFA has shaped him into a confident and driven young man.
State Sentinel - Joseph Goodenough IV
Joseph started his Supervised Agricultural Experience six years ago when he entered middle school. Since starting his SAE, Joseph has worked on many projects on the farm including lifting trucks, performing maintenance on machinery, and working on equipment for friends. Joseph's career goal is to continue the family farm, which specializes in corn, soybeans, hay, and straw. He loves to be outside. Joseph wouldn't change his life for the world and is proud to be continuing the family tradition of FFA and agriculture.
State Parliamentarian - Lauren Fillebrown
Lauren will be a senior at Phillipsburg High School where she serves as the chapter's secretary. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience involves experiences in different forms of leadership, advancing her desire to be a teacher. Lauren is an active member and community worker at her church, an athlete, an honor roll member, and family-oriented person. She has competed in the Job Interview Career Development Event along with various other CDEs. She has plans to become a ESL teacher. Lauren says that, "FFA has been a life-changing adventure, and I'm not quite ready to say good-bye to yet."
State FFA Executive Committee Chair - James Ferguson III
Jimmie attends Neumann University studying secondary education and political science. His supervised agricultural experience involves working at his family’s greenhouse business. He has served as Chapter Reporter, Chapter Vice President, State FFA Sentinel, and State FFA Vice President. Jimmie has participated in the Nursery/Landscape CDE, Official Ceremonies Event and Individuation Demonstration Event. He enjoys volleyball, tennis, scrapbooking and gardening. Jimmie has plans to become an agriculture teacher.
State FFA Executive Committee - Alec McAlarnen
Alec attends Ramapo College of New Jersey where he studies literature and education. His supervised agricultural experience involves maintaining tropical plants. He has served as Chapter Treasurer, State FFA Secretary State President and has participated in several FFA events including Agriscience Fair and the Floriculture CDE. Alec enjoys swimming, reading and going to the beach. Alec has plans to become an English teacher.
State FFA Executive Committee - Stephanie Tarlowe
Stephanie plans to attend Cornell University in the fall of 2012 to study Animal Science. Her supervised agricultural experience includes assisting with hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, shadowing veterinarians, and operating a small pet-sitting business. Stephanie served as Chapter Corresponding Secretary, Chapter President, and State FFA Secretary. Her FFA activities include Dairy Foods, Dairy Judging, Horse Judging CDEs, and Veterinary Science CDes. Stephanie enjoys crossword puzzles and playing the flute. Stephanie hopes to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
State FFA Executive Committee - Samuel Rubinstein
Sam attends Brookdale Community College. His supervised agricultural experience includes working at the Freehold Animal Hospital as a boarding tech. Sam served as Chapter Jr. Advisor, Chapter Sentinel, Chapter President, and State FFA Sentinel. His FFA activities include FFA Quiz Bowl, Team Demonstration, 3-5 Minute Prepared Public Speaking CDE and the Horticultural Exposition. Sam hopes to pursue a career as a psychologist.
State FFA Executive Committee - Gillian Armstrong
Gillian attends Rutgers University majoring agriculture science. Her supervised agricultural experience includes dairy cattle entrepreneurship. Gillian served as Chapter Secretary, Chapter President and State FFA Parliamentarian. Her FFA activities include Dairy Cattle Judging, Horse Judging, and Ag Sales CDEs. Gillian enjoys the beach, animals, running, and friends. Gillian hopes to pursue a career at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.