Dean Black, Heston Heller and Krysti Kelley were chosen to be the three 2013 Texas FFA Ethical Leadership Fellows. Training with the Soderquist Center will take place April 18-19, 2013 in Siloam Springs, Ark. Following their training, the fellows will be utilized during the State Leadership Conference, as well as for a workshop at the 85th Texas FFA State Convention.
Dean Black, Past State FFA Officer
Black was the State Vice President from Area VIII on the 2008-2009 State FFA Officer Team. He believes values and ethics are important topics for FFA members to understand and feel comfortable discussing. Black has served FFA even after the blue jacket as the Texas FFA Foundation Intern and convention staff for the association. He has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University, and he is currently pursuing his master’s degree from Texas Tech University in Agricultural Education.
Heston Heller, Past State FFA Officer
Heller was the State Vice President from Area II on the 2011-2012 State FFA Officer Team. He understands the extreme pressures put on high school students in today’s society and believes whole-heartedly in preparing students to be ethical leaders. Heller thinks a person’s values should be apparent in every task they do, and he is excited to help students discover what they value. He is currently a sophomore at Texas A&M University majoring in Agricultural Systems Management.
Krysti Kelley, Past State FFA Officer
Kelley was the State Vice President from Area X on the 2011-2012 State FFA Officer Team. She has a firm belief that leadership is rooted in who you are and that your leadership is defined by your personal values. She feels as though this program prepares Texas FFA members to make the ethical decisions they are faced with on a daily basis. Kelley is currently a sophomore at Texas Tech University majoring in Interdisciplinary Agriculture with a teaching certificate.