Guess Leonard, Sequoyah FFA, Paving the Road to Success
Guess Leonard is a senior and member of the Sequoyah FFA Chapter. His aunt described him as, “A very accomplished man in the show ring as well as the roping arena.” He truly embodies the spirit that the FFA organization strives to get their members to achieve. Although he still is in high school, he has been winning some prestigious awards and achievements. After just talking to him for a small amount of time, it was clear to me that this young man is going to go places, and his aunt was right.
Guess has been his chapters Vice President for the last 3 years. He is involved in showing and currently has 3 wethers and a steer that he will be showing this year, as well as doing livestock judging. If that’s not enough to tell you about how outstanding he is, just wait… there is more!
Guess was selected to serve on the AFR Youth Council. “It’s a great opportunity to be able to serve on the AFR Youth Council. I’m very excited to be able to give back to a great organization and help teach and motivate kids to be great agriculture leaders in the world,” Guess said. He was elected for this position while attending the Leadership Summit. He interviewed and gave a campaign speech in front of the camp, later on they voted on who the next group of council members would be. The rest is history.
“The council and I will help work the AFR Boot at Septemberfest in OKC at the Governor’s Mansion. We will help run the State AFR Speech Contest and be in charge of running the AFR camp next summer,” Guess said. So be on the lookout for him! If you think that is amazing, just wait it gets even better. After his time in the AFR is up, he will continue to help in any way, like being a small group leader at a camp, or judging at an AFR speaking contest. He is also a young entrepreneur.
Guess has his very own shavings business. He sells Rocky Mountain Softwood Shavings. He obtained this business after a girl from Claremore graduated and decided to sell her business, which he was excited to take. “It has taught me a lot of business managing skills, like making sure I always have shavings on hand. I’ve learned a lot about money management, and communication with my clients, and being more responsible,” Guess said. He plans on continuing to sell shavings after he graduates high school.
Guess plans on attending Rogers State University so he can stay close to home for his first two years. Later on Guess plans to go to UCO. He has been working at MMS-Payne Funeral Home and plans to be a funeral director one day, and own his own funeral home. “I have found an interest in helping people during those difficult times,” Guess said. He also plans on continuing owning and raising cattle.
Guess Leonard is definitely going places and will continue to accomplish great things. Thank you Guess for bleeding blue and gold, and being a positive role model for your chapter to look up to.
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