Ray selected as FFA State President

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MHS senior Kathryn Ray (far right) is inducted as FFA State President. Ray is pictured here with other FFA state officers.

Sarah Hyde, Feature Editor

    This year Montevallo High School is honored to have the FFA State President walking its halls.  During this past summer twelve candidates throughout the state went through a series of nine interviews. 
    MHS senior Kathryn Ray was honored with the title State President.  Ray’s duties include leading 15,000 members statewide, traveling across the state throughout the year, and making sure each chapter has kept their organization under control and are following proper procedures.
    Although Ray is under a lot of pressure as the FFA State President, she also maintains a great social life with these pressures.  During the summer she met many new people who have now become close friends. 
    “Nate from New York and Taylor from Texas have become almost like family to me even though we are in completely different states,” Ray said.  “I keep in touch with them daily.  Also, during the summer my officer team and I took a trip to Washington, D.C. to get a chance to meet the President Obama.” 
    Although Ray was in D.C., she was not able to personally meet the president due to meetings he had to attend.
    Ray’s school work is important to her during her final year of high school.  She plans to attend Auburn in the fall, so her grades and GPA remain a crucial focus.  She participates in volleyball, tennis, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.  Even being in so many academic and extracurricular activities, Ray still finds time to socialize with friends, family, and have a little down time to herself for studying and relaxing. 
    Ray loves strawberry cupcakes and Auburn football.  She attends every Auburn game, dressed in orange and navy blue, cheering on the tigers.
    “Although I love Auburn, Montevallo will always be in my heart as my hometown,” Ray said.