Kyle Gares , from the Appoquinimink FFA Chapter, is the 2023-2024 State Treasurer. He is currently attending Delaware Technical Community College majoring in Diesel Technology. His FFA journey started in 7th grade at Alfred G.Waters middle school. He found a love for FFA at his first state convention. The State officers have always been people he looked up to and wanted to be like one day. He credits a lot of his success to his advisors Marian Handlin, Brandy Timpson, and Stephen Cook. 

“The hardest thing I have had to do in FFA is probably running for office at all three levels. Middle school was hard because I was shy and kept to myself. High school scared me because I didn’t want to fall short of expectations. Finally, State office was hard because I didn’t know what to expect to happen and it was a goal I had for years. I didn’t want to miss that goal.”

My Favorite Things: Mechanics, my dogs, Tractors, My trucks

 Animal: Cow

 CDE: Dairy Evaluation

 Color: Blue

 Things to do: Show cows, Work on farm, Workout at gym

 Quote: “If you’re afraid to fail, you’ll never succeed”

“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments”