My hero is someone that has had an impact on my life from the moment I was born. He is the type of person to never miss a birthday, scream ‘I love you’ before hanging up the phone, and was my first ag teacher far before I entered school. My grandpa, Milton Jung, has been my hero throughout my life. He was born into a big family where money was tight and from an early age had to fight for what he wanted. Despite these hardships he persevered. He earned a football scholarship to Southern Illinois University, and often reminds me of how without football he wouldn’t have gone to college. He lived off of $1 a week during those four years and earned his degree in agriculture education. He fell in love, got married, got a job, had three sons, and built a farm. His life was perfect, that is until he was suddenly a single father in charge of an FFA Chapter, a football team, and a wrestling team. He wasn’t perfect but he gave my father and uncles the best life that he could and shaped them into the people they are today. I grew up with him constantly telling me the FFA motto, in particular the living to serve line. He taught agriculture for 35 years and never missed a day because he knew it would be a day where he wasn’t serving his students. He taught me that no matter what life throws at you, push through. Never give up, love as hard as you can, and always live a life that allows you to serve others.