This week I find myself back at my 20th National FFA Convention (16 working in the FFA newsroom). I have been here for my proficiency, my American Degree and my Honorary American, but one of my most memorable moments was last night watching one of my students give her retiring address as a National FFA Officer. Watching this amazing young women share her passion with so many in such an eloquent way reminded me how LUCKY I really am to work with students. Over my years in academia I have had the chance to work with so many amazing students. All have gone on to change the world around them. I can’t even begin to list all of them, some who have become great friends as well. I hope deep down that at some point I have been able to be a part of their journey and made even a little impact on them. If I have I have done my job, but more importantly they have all touched my journey and made it amazing! I am blessed to know them all.