Age and school: 17, senior, Everett Area High School and half-day at Northern Bedford County Senior High School for agriculture studies
Family: Parents, Crystal and Sebert Weist Jr. of Everett; brothers, Arthur, 25, and David, 23; sister, Carla, 15
Years involved with FFA: Three
Amount of time spent on FFA: It seems like every day I'm doing something different. I raise beef and pigs every day. I work with my steers every night after school. I go on a lot of field trips with FFA.
FFA Chapter: Northern Bedford County FFA
Favorite FFA memory: Going to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this year was my favorite field trip.
FFA accomplishments: Serving as treasurer currently for my chapter.
How has FFA prepared you for your future aspirations: I've become a better leader through FFA. I've learned a lot of things with FFA. I plan on going to college at Potomac State College [in West Virginia] in the fall to major in animal sciences. Through the FFA, they've helped me to realize that that's what I want to do.
Quote: "You have to look around. Agriculture is everywhere."