MOORE HAVEN -- It is with great pleasure that the class of 2022 announces the guest speaker for Baccalaureate, Artha Jonassaint is a lifelong Floridian hailing from Okeechobee, Florida. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Okeechobee High School in 2018 where she lettered in two varsity sports, served on her Senior Class Governing Board, and served in leadership positions in several extracurricular clubs and organizations.
Shortly after graduating high school, she was elected as the Florida FFA State President and was elected as the National FFA Southern Region Vice President in 2020. Jonassaint was the first Black woman to be elected to both of those roles.
She currently studies Government and Global Health Policy at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jonassaint hopes to attend law school after she completes her undergraduate degree and pursue a career in which shecontributes to more equitable food and health systems in the United States and empowers young people to reach their full potential.