Middletown- The National FFA Organization announced that Nathan DeYoung of the Shenandoah FFA Chapter was selected to receive a career pathways grant in the amount of $1000 to improve his career development experience through his SAE(Supervised Agricultural Experience). A SAE is a practical application of classroom concepts designed to provide real world experiences and develop skills in agriculturally related career areas. Nathan's SAE for these past few years has been in the area of Agricultural Communications. His SAE consist of working with information technology, writing for local sources, designing digital artwork, and communicating through speeches and presentations. To be eligible for this grant students must be in grades 7-11 and be a active member of the FFA. Nathan was selected from hundreds of applications nationwide. Nathan stated: "This is a wonderful opportunity for me and plan to use this grant to further and grow my knowledge about agricultural communications." On the note of SAEs, other members from the chapter are preparing their SAE areas for contest. Their proficiencies will be graded and judged at the District level in February.