Lacey Lehigh, Senior Profile


Sarah Kohana

Senior, Lacey Lehigh

Josilyn Ferrell, Journalist

FFA Treasure excited about a future in Agriculture

Senior class president, Lacey Lehigh, is currently an 18 year old student at Bishop Union High School. Over the past four years, committing many hours to the FFA Farm, Lehigh has developed a strong passion for raising and caring for livestock. Lacey has earned an FFA State Degree, the second highest achievement level, the past four years where she has been a part of the FFA organization. She currently holds the position of Treasure on her Chapter’s officer team. 

“I got involved with FFA my freshman year of high school during my CTE elective class which is taught by Joe Buffington,” Lehigh said, “This was my first ever livestock or even agriculture experience.”

On top of balancing academics, clubs, and friends, Lacey has dedicated time towards caring for her FFA animals. From lambs and pigs, to raising multiple steers, she has seen and cared for it all. Following a successful sale of her steer last year, Lacey is currently raising another homegrown steer to show and auction at the Junior Livestock Auction this summer. 

“My steer is named “Boonie,” aka “Boone,” and I was able to witness the birth right here at our Bishop FFA Farm. He was born last January in our pasture and has come a long way as I have trained him almost every day since November 2020 to get ready for the show in June. Boonie is an angus crossbred from our bull named Ferdiand at the school farm.”

Besides raising animals for sale, Lacey participates in many FFA activities and events. 

“My favorite event for the past four years would be the Pumpkin Patch because of the welcoming environment our farm is and the support that our community has for this program. Also, there is a teamwork effort of all the agriculture classes, parents, community, and FFA to put on a great event every year, and they never fail.”

This cherished family event is the FFA’s largest fundraiser that is shared by the community and pays for student FFA memberships and activities. Lacey has helped decorate the spooky scenes in the haunted swamp, baked cupcakes to sell, helped kids choose pumpkins and has even guided the chilling tours. Creating bonds and friendships among her fellow classmates and animals at the farm, there will be much to miss as she embarks on her educational journey and leaves for college.

“What I will miss most is that it is the only class I have ever learned from hands-on experiences and always having my animal to go work with when I am bored,” Lacey continued, “I especially love teaching and watching other people teaching younger kids about our farm and the animals.“

For these reasons, it was an easy decision for Lacey to make when choosing a career path and area of study.

“I have been very interested in various parts of the agriculture world as a future career but I have taken the love and passion I have developed for animals and decided to study Pre Veterinary Medicine. I will be able to work with all sorts of animals but mainly prioritizing livestock.”

Although Lacey has been accepted into many great colleges, she is holding out for an admissions decision from the University of Wyoming where she would be able to achieve a degree in Pre Veterinary Medicine along with the opportunity to study in the beautiful scenery surrounding the campus. 

Lacey Lehigh, Senior, ASB, FFA, BUHS, College