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School District Five graduate named president of the South Carolina FFA Association

For Immediate Release – July 8, 2019



School District Five graduate named president of the South Carolina FFA Association

IRMO –Spring Hill High School graduate Kylie Cathcart has been named the state president of the South Carolina FFA Association for 2019-2020.  She was elected to the position at the closing session of the state FFA convention at Clemson University, June 12-14.


The South Carolina FFA Association is made up of students majoring in Agricultural Education.  Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school level where agricultural education instructors serve as chapter Advisors. Chapters are organized under state associations headed by an Advisor and Executive Secretary.


“I am so excited and eager to be serving as state president for the South Carolina FFA association this year,” Cathcart said.  “This is truly a dream come true and something I have been working towards for a couple of years now.”


“Kylie Cathcart was chosen as state president of the SC FFA Association because of her superb leadership ability and proven knowledge of the agricultural industry,” said John Parris of the South Carolina Agri-News service.  “She possesses those unique skills necessary to successfully challenge and inspire other students to excel in the FFA in high school and attend a great university like Clemson to prepare for a life-time career in agri-science, business or technology.”


A 2019 graduate of Spring Hill High School, Kylie was enrolled in the Biosystems Pathway at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies.  In addition to serving as president of the Lexington-Richland School District Five FFA Chapter her senior year, Kylie was also a member of the state winning Agricultural Mechanics team, the state Poultry Evaluation team and the Livestock Evaluation team and competed in national finals during the National FFA Conventions. She was named state winner in the extemporaneous public speaking competition recently and will participate in the national finals during the national FFA convention later this year.


“When I think about my goals for this year I really just want to meet and make personal connections with as many chapters and members as I can because it is on that personal level that members really feel like they are a part of a family,” said Cathcart.  “As a student in the FFA I was inspired by state officers and I want to inspire others to find their passion and strive for their personal best!”


Cathcart will enter Clemson University this fall to major in Agricultural Education.