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Mankato-Rock Hills’ Karrigan Dustan – FFA Spotlight

Karrigan Dustan is a senior at Mankato-Rock Hills High School and is very active in FFA. Dustan serves as chapter president and district president. Being involved with FFA runs in the family.

“My parents have been in FFA; therefore, I decided to join to see what it was like,” said Dustan.

It was the eighth grade when she first tested the waters in FFA, and she has not slowed down since. Dustan is currently serving as an officer and always looking for new opportunities through FFA.

“I am a chapter and North Central District FFA officer. I enjoy competing in Ag Comm, Public Speaking, and Job Interview contests. My SAE is agricultural advocacy to younger students,” said Dustan.

As a student at Rock Hill, Dustan is involved in many other activities including FBLA, Forensics Club, National Honor Society, and student council. She’s also a multi-sport athlete competing in cheer, volleyball, basketball and golf. And if that wasn’t enough of a resume the senior is also in Dance.

But FFA holds a special place for Dustan and being part of it during her high school years has allowed her to make lifelong friends and experience new things away from school.

“I enjoy the lifelong connections made through FFA. These are true friendships that encourage and bring out your best self,” said Dustan.

With graduation just around the corner, Dustan is excited to start the next chapter of her life.

“After graduation, I plan to attend Manhattan Christian College to major in Pastoral Ministry,” said Dustan.

When she’s not handling FFA business, playing sports, or working on homework you can usually find her reading and writing in her free time. She also loves to dance.

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