OFI 1271: A Future Surgeon Inspired By Hearing Stories About Her Own Survival | FFA SAE Edition | Cassie Carter | Habersham Central High School FFA


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I met Cassie Carter at the 2021 National FFA Convention. I was in a room interviewing National Proficiency Winners, and she had just won a national proficiency award in the category of Agricultural Services. Cassie had been working in her families taxidermy business, Trophy Taker Taxidermy, since she was about six years old, and this seemed like a perfect fit for her SAE. Well, that turned out to be correct as she had just come off stage with a very prestigious award.

My wife, Autumm, was helping me that day and she was speaking with Cassie while they waited for me to be ready. I then did a brief interview with Cassie and asked her if she would like to schedule a time to do a full interview on the show. She said yes, we shook hands and she walked away. Then Autumm told me that Cassie had been telling her all about going to college at Emory in Georgia and that she was a pre-med student and how challenging it already was.

Today was the day for Cassie and I to complete the full interview, and I dug a little deeper into her story and why she wants to be a doctor. She told me that she has actually decided to pursue being a trauma surgeon in Downtown Atlanta, and she is hoping to really make a difference this way.

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