Morrissey chosen president of Oregon FFA Chapter

April 2010 Posted in School

By Vince Teresi

With the musical theme of “Superman” and dressed in a red cape, Alex Morrissey made a dramatic entrance during the electoral competition at the FFA State Convention in Corvallis.

Kennedy High’s student body president was one of 26 students statewide chosen to compete for FFA state officer positions for the next year of service in the national organization. He has been a four-year member of the Kennedy High School FFA organization. Morrissey’ was elected by a majority vote as president of the Oregon FFA Chapter.

His speech at the convention conveyed a message which embodies his personal “Superman” philosophy of life: meeting challenges head-on; upholding moral standards; striving to excel and making positive contributions to the community.

Morrissey feels there are many hurdles in one’s life path – hurdles which stifle motivation and leadership. He said it is really about “putting your villains of fear, failure and rejection behind bars.”

Silverton-Mount Angel FFA advisor Johnie Ferro was pleased with the selection. “Alex is truly a natural leader and now holds a position where he has the opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of students. We are so proud of his accomplishment and know he will represent our chapter and state to the highest levels of success.”

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