88th National FFA Convention Broadcast Interns
Bryce Doeschot is a junior at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln studying Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication. Doeschot is a native of Hickman, Nebraska where his family raise cattle and hogs while operating a row crop operation. At the University, Doeschot serves as the President of the Collegiate Farm Bureau, is a member of numerous campus organizations and serves as an executive officer in the Alpha Gamma Rho Chapter.
In high school, Bryce was heavily involved in the Norris FFA Chapter, where he served as chapter President, followed by serving as Nebraska FFA State Secretary in College.
Nathan DeYoung, a sophomore at Ball State University, is studying Telecommunications-News and Meteorology. He is originally from Middletown, Indiana. At Ball State University, Nathan is an active Weather Forecaster and Social Media Producer for NewsLink Indiana, and WCRD 91.3 The Pulse of Ball State. He is also an active member of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the Ball State Storm Chase team. His hobbies include photography, videography, weather spotting and camping.
Nathan was raised working alongside his father and family’s business landscape business, Edges of Indy Landscape Inc. His experiences from working in his family business inspired him to become an active member of the Shenandoah FFA Chapter. In high school, Nathan was an active member for five years of his chapter, where he served as chapter President, Vice-President and Student Advisor. He was also honored to be named State Champion and National Finalist in the Agricultural Communication – Entrepreneurship proficiency award area.
Nathan has been to the convention several times earning honors including: Agricultural Issues Forum (4th place, Gold), Agricultural Communication CDE (4th place, Gold), Parliamentary Procedure (National Qualifier, Bronze). This is Nathan’s first year serving as an intern for the National FFA Organization and his sixth year to attend convention. Nathan’s future career goals are to become a Broadcast Meteorologist.
Thomas Shaw, a sophomore at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, is studying Agriculture Education and Agriculture Communications. Shaw is from Greenville, Ohio where he raises registered dairy cattle with his family. In his free time, Shaw enjoys showing cattle at the local, state, and national levels while continuing to promote the agriculture and dairy industries.
At Wilmington College, Shaw serves as the Vice President of the Wilmington College Aggies and is actively involved in numerous other clubs and organizations.
In high school, Shaw was an active member of the Greenville FFA Chapter where he served many offices and committee chairs. He also received third in the state in 2014 in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event. In addition, he was the 2014 Ohio FFA’s Agriculture Communications Proficiency Winner and was then named as a National Finalist at the 87th National FFA Convention. Shaw then completed his FFA career as serving as a 2014-2015 Ohio FFA State Officer.
This is Shaw’s sixth National FFA Convention. He has worked as a radio reporter for the 85th and 86th National FFA Convention for the Ohio Ag Net and WTGR Radio. This is his first year serving as an intern for the National FFA Organization.