Shattuck’s Teagan Charmasson – FFA Spotlight Presented by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma
Current senior and four-year member of the Shattuck High School FFA program, Teagan Charmasson, said his parents and siblings have always been involved in agriculture. He and his siblings started in the 4-H Club, which carried over into being an active member of FFA.
“I have shown goats since my third grade year. It is something I enjoy doing. I show doe goats which are female breeding goats. I actually keep the does I show and put them in our herd to have babies for the following year. I have really grown in the last couple of years as a showman and learned that the harder I work, the better I do in the show ring,” said Charmasson. “Last year I had the Ellis County Spring Stock Show Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Doe Goat. In the fall I was the Ellis County Fair Champion Doe Goat, and just recently the Ellis County Spring Stock Show Reserve Grand Champion Doe Goat. A fun fact, I used to show chickens in the fall for the Tulsa State Fair. That is an experience I’ll never forget!”
Charmasson said his experiences in FFA have taught him many skills he plans to use for the rest of his life.
“I don’t even know where to begin on describing the things FFA has taught me. My public speaking skills have improved tremendously. I have learned how to be a leader and to lead a group of individuals. It has taught me responsibility and timeliness. I have learned how to manage my time and be organized. Most importantly, FFA has taught me that in a school that is a powerhouse in all sports, it’s okay to step out and not play, and to focus on things that make you happy. Shattuck FFA has paved the way for me to become a responsible and accountable adult,” said Charmasson.
The senior said he enjoys meeting new people and trying new experiences – two things that FFA students know a lot about. Once he adds graduate to his name, Charmasson plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in graphic design and video technology.
“I enjoy filmmaking and editing in my free time. What started out as a hobby of mine has really taken off and now I make and edit numerous videos each week for our school and community,” said Charmasson. “My newest endeavor at Shattuck High School is the SHS News Team. Our news team crew works many hours each week to film a news segment on the daily activities and announcements for Shattuck Public Schools. This is the first year for SHS News, and I am pretty proud of the hard work we do for our school.”