Junior - Agricultural and Applied Economics/General Business
Elizabeth Bertrand is a 2008 graduate of Floydada High School and is an Agricultural and Applied Economics major at Texas Tech University with a minor in Agricultural Communications. While in High School she was an active member in various organizations. She was a National Honor Society officer and an active member of her UIL, qualifying twice for State in Informative Speaking. She participated in tennis, UIL Informative Speaking, UIL Current Issues and Events, along with various other academic clubs such as math and accounting. She was an active member in both her local FFA and county 4-H. She served as Vice President of her FFA Chapter where she competed in Radio, Public Relations, Chapter Conducting, Extemporaneous Speaking, Prepared Speaking, Livestock Judging, and was a State Qualifier in Farm & Ranch Business Management. At Texas Tech, Elizabeth is also an Agri-Techsan where she works to promote CASNR and recruit new students, and a member of Block & Bridle and Collegiate 4-H. Upon graduating, she would like to get her masters in Agricultural Communications. After that, Elizabeth plan to work in Marketing and Communications for an agricultural company.
Junior – Agricultural Communications
Dean graduated from Cleburne High School in 2008. He was born and raised in Cleburne, Texas. Throughout his high school career he was active in the FFA serving various chapter offices, Lake Whitney District President, Area VIII President and Texas FFA State Vice President. He participated in Jr. Chapter Conducting and Agriculture Issues making it to the state contest three years. He has also participated on various judging teams including, Nursery Landscape, Livestock Judging, Range and Dairy Foods. He has obtained many awards throughout his FFA career including Area VIII Star Green Hand, Area VIII Star Chapter Farmer, Area VIII Star Lone Star and the American FFA Degree. Dean was also very active in other organizations throughout high school including his local 4-H club where he served as Club President for three terms. He was also active in Boy Scouts of America where he earned his Eagle Scout Award. As a junior at Texas Tech University he is an active member of Collegiate FFA, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and Ag Council. Dean was also elected to serve on the Student Government Association representing the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources as a Senator and College Coordinator. Dean is majoring in Agricultural Communications with intentions to receive his Teachers Certification License. He also hopes to obtain a Masters Degree and maybe even a Doctorial Degree. After college, Dean plans on teaching agricultural science at the high school level and possibly at the university level.