Russell Sharpe - Arkansas Interview by Claire Plath Nomination by Lynn Caul Photography by Julie Sharpe Issue 33 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Russell Sharpe is an amazing young man. He loves being active in his church, FFA, and USBC bowling. He is a one of a kind person. He is a great role model for kids to look up to. He gives 150% in everything he does. He will help people to strive to be better.
What do you love most about agriculture, and how did you develop a passion for it? The thing I love most about it would be cattle, I developed a passion as a young boy being around my grandpa Bruce Caul
Tell me a little bit about the ways you are involved in agriculture including through FFA. I was on the Ag Mechanics team for 3 years and was highly successful. I also showed livestock in FFA including pigs, goats, broilers, and cattle.
How have you also been active in your church, and what have you done through your church to help others? I help out as I can and sometimes, I play the drums.
As a part of USBC bowling, what has been your favorite memory? I would say bowling my first 300 game would be my favorite!
How have you become a role model to others through your strive to be better, and dedication to all that you are involved in in your life? I just work hard, and others see that and I try to help others as much as possible.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever accomplished, and how did you do it? The hardest thing I’ve ever accomplished would be showing 4 different species of animals at the same time and being in my hardest year of high school.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be where you are today? The harder you work the better results you will have!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years/what are your plans for the future? I see myself somewhere in Arkansas with g an ag teacher.
What is your favorite activity or pastime that wasn’t in your nomination? I enjoy riding my fourwheeler with my friends.
Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? I play the drums.
If you could publicly present any topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? Simply just agriculture and everything to do with it I would want them to realize without it we have nothing because just about everything revolves around it.
2 Things on your bucket list Be an ag teacher Win a major pig show
Who do you find inspiring? I find my ag teachers inspiring because they strive 110% to make the best possible outcome for me and other FFA members.
What about you inspires others/why do you think you are inspiring? I always go out of my way to talk to others and help them out.
Russell will be featured in issue 33 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!