During her freshman year, Emily McGough decided she wanted to become a member of the local FFA chapter at Buffalo High School. It was her parents who encouraged her to join.
“My parents also showed cattle and hogs, so they encouraged me to join the FFA,” said McGough.
Showing livestock runs in the family and it’s something McGough is comfortable doing. But her involvement in FFA goes beyond just showing animals.
“I enjoy showing livestock and speech contests. I have great memories from stock shows and late nights at the barn,” said McGough.
She has also served as an officer at Buffalo High School and is looking forward to another year of FFA.
“I have been an officer for two years,” said McGough. “I enjoy participating in public speaking while showing cattle and hogs.”
McGough is an active student-athlete at Buffalo. Not only is she involved in FFA, but she is a member of the 4-H Club, the yearbook staff and she plays for the varsity softball team. McGough said she believes as a student you should be involved in as many activities as you can.
“Get involved, be an active member, ask questions, and listen,” said McGough. “My influences have been my parents, my Ag teacher Mr. Harland, Uncle Jason, Aunt April, Scott Prewitt, and family friend Bret DeVilbiss. They give great advice, encourage me to do my best, and are always there to support me.”
The senior also said she loves playing softball and her teammates have become very close friends.
“I love how we work as a team. I love watching our team progress with the season,” said McGough. “I love my teammates and how they are a good influence on myself and others. I’m thankful for our bond and the friendships made during practices and games.”