Birthdate: Jan. 28, 1992
Hometown/State: Madison, Fla.
Parents: Ed, Gina Sapp
Sibling: Will, Blake and Kimberly Sapp
Chapter: Madison County FFA
Enterprise: Forage Production; Swine Production; Diversified Livestock Production
State Office: President, 2010-11
Major: Agricultural Education and Communication
School: University of Florida
College Activities: Collegiate FFA, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Westside Baptist Church
Future Career Goal
I want to teach high school then become a school administrator.
From an early age, Florida student Clay Sapp knew he was a good communicator and teacher.
But it wasn’t until he took some agricultural education classes and joined FFA that he discovered how he wanted to channel those two skills. He learned about the country’s need for great teachers who could teach agriculture. He determined that his passion lies in school administration.
“I want to teach high school agricultural education and then obtain a master’s degree in educational leadership,” he said. “My goal is to become a school administrator so I can encourage classroom innovation and motivate students.”
A seven-year member of the Madison County FFA chapter in Madison, Fla., Sapp served as a Florida national FFA delegate from 2008-2010 and won his state’s prepared public speaking competition in 2010. He was student body president his senior year in high school, salutatorian of his graduating class and a varsity baseball and tennis player.
He graduated from North Florida Community College with an associate of arts degree in just one full college semester after high school. Today, he is a University of Florida at Gainesville student pursuing a major in agricultural education and communication.
“I intend to serve and give of myself as a leader and role model,” he said. “I realize that not all of my hopes and dreams for our organization may be feasible but in a year from now I want to know that I planted seeds to advance the National FFA Organization’s mission for the future of agriculture.”
Sapp is the son of Ed and Gina Sapp; his father was his FFA advisor in high school.
Clay Sapp - Press Release