Gillian Cannon, a graduate of Seaford High School, is the 2018-2019 Delaware FFA Association State Secretary. She currently attends Delaware Technical Community College where she is studying production agriculture.
Gillian first learned about FFA from her older brother, AJ. Being five years younger than him, she tagged along to FFA events their home chapter hosted. She always enjoyed watching the members bond over a common interest. In eighth grade, Gillian attended her first FFA State Convention as a part of her brother’s support system since he was serving as the State Treasurer. During this convention he was also elected as State President.
“It was such a great experience to watch all the excitement and achievements students acquired,” Gillian said. “It was this level of energy and love I felt drove my passion.”
Gillian said her most challenging FFA experience was her first year at National FFA Convention because she was shy.
“Anyone who knew me would say I did not like to talk to strangers,” she said, “which led me to mainly stand with my advisor until she pushed me into some fellow FFA members to sign the convention book.”
By talking to members about where they were from and why they joined FFA, she became more comfortable and less shy.
Gillian is most looking forward to interacting with Delaware FFA members throughout the year to create memories and to make an impact in not only our lives, but in Delaware, as well.
“I am excited to show Delaware FFA what the State Officer team has in store throughout the year,” she said. “I want to motivate our members to grow and become more active not only in the classroom, but also in the real world to show they can make their own impact. Delaware FFA let’s make a difference!”
Here are a few of Gillian’s favorite things:
Animal: I like all animals, I can’t really pick just one.
CDE: Employment Skills
Color: Mint Green
Hobbies: Flower arranging, fishing, going on adventures, landscaping, going to the races, playing volleyball, being outdoors, shooting pool, boating, camping, taking care of animals, landscape designs, crafting, reading, and spending time with family.
Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” (Dr. Seuss)