Mooreland’s Cooper White – FFA Spotlight Presented by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma
Mooreland High School’s Cooper White is the current Mooreland FFA chapter vice president and a member of the basketball and baseball teams.
White first got his start in FFA when he was in the eighth grade and he’s been participating in the many events and activities ever since.
“I first got into FFA my eighth-grade year, but I have been around the organization for as long as I can remember because my older brother was in FFA,” said White. “One of the people who helped me get involved in FFA was Hayes Maher. He was a good mentor and encouraged me to be active through FFA.”
There are many things about FFA White enjoys. From the events and showing animals to meeting new people and helping his chapter succeed, White has made the most of every opportunity FFA has provided.
“One of my favorite things about FFA is being able to meet new people at almost every event and creating friendships with people from all over the state,” said White. “I am on the livestock judging team, and I am involved in showing swine.”
Outside of his involvement in FFA, White plays sports and he’s involved in National Honor Society and student council.
White believes the key to having fun in FFA is being involved, which is the advice he offers anyone looking to join FFA.
“Some advice that I would give to a newer member, or someone who is considering joining FFA would be to just try to be as involved as you can. FFA is one of those things that you only get out what you put in and there are so many opportunities that will be beneficial later on in life,” said White.
White credits his parents for being a big influence in his life.
“They are always my biggest supporters at everything and they have been great role models for me throughout my life,” said White.