This year at the 90th State FFA Convention students participated from Chillicothe and Southwest High Schools.
Once again, a successful year! This year at the 90th State FFA Convention students participated from Chillicothe and Southwest High Schools. The Ag Issues team earned a group I rating; the team included Drake Bradley, Garrett Cramer, Laney Gaston, Colten Johnson, Lavery Jones, Jessica Moore, and Catey Trout. The Ag Mechanics team placed 33rd and earned a group II rating; the team included Wade Campbell, Eric Davis, Hunter Horton, and Christian Reed. The Agronomy team placed 28th and earned a group II rating; the team included Lainie Cowan, Rachel Holt, Kiley Kirkpatrick, and Montana Plattner. The Ag Sales team placed 14th and earned a group II rating; the team included Isaiah Boon, Austin Case, Liberty Cox, and Adler Marshall. In the FFA Creed Public Speaking event Lucas Campbell received a group I individual rating. The Dairy Cattle team placed 34th and earned a group II rating; the team included Mason Baxter, Tucker Burtch, Gabby Hapes, and Julia Stimpson. In the Division I Prepared Public Speaking event Trace Rardon received a group I individual rating. In the Division II Prepared Public Speaking event Rachel Holt placed 6th and received a group I individual rating. In the Extemporaneous Public Speaking event Marley Anderson received a group I individual rating. The Farm Management team placed 29th and earned a group II rating; the team included Isaiah Boon, Kaylie Campbell, Liberty Cox, and Peyton Hein. The Knowledge team placed 9th and earned a group I rating; the team included Allison Haley, Seth Hansen, Warren Meservey, and Keagan Valbracht. The Livestock team placed 4th and earned a group I rating; the team included Sydney Baxter, Kaylee Lewis, and Maggie Pfaff. The Parliamentary Procedure team earned a group I rating. The team included Jaylyn Broyles, Jordan Hopper, Sara Hopper, Kennedie Kieffer, Meredith Oesch, McKayla Shady, and Malloree Summers. The Poultry team placed 26th and earned a group II rating; the team included Connor Keithley, Chase Neptune, Spencer Shira, and Tucker Wagers. In the Chapter FFA Scrapbook received a group I rating the individuals that put the scrapbook together were Mack Anderson, Cameron Dudley, Macy Gutshall, Kiley Kirkpatrick, CJ Pfaff, Montana Plattner, Clayton Walker, Caroline Warren, Madelyn Wilford, Bryce Wolf. The following members receiced a group I individual rating in their respected contest Sydney Baxter-Livestock (10th place), Isaiah Boon-Farm Management, Seth Hansen-Knowledge, Kaylee Lewis-Livestock (6th place), and Warren Meservey-Knowledge. Seven members were recognized at the state level for proficiencies; those members were Liberty Cox, Laney Gatson, Cameron Moore, Jessica Moore, Colton Peel, Lane Peters, Kim Roney. Eighteen members received their State FFA Degree; those members are Marley Anderson, McKenzie Anderson, Elena Boon, Isaiah Boon, Kaylie Campbell, Austin Case, Liberty Cox, Eric Davis, Gracie Ellis, Emilee Haley, Ben Hayen, Molly Jones, Adler Marshall, Cameron Moore, Lane Peters, Christian Reed, Claire Shipp, Drew Toedebusch One individual received a scholarship: Liberty Cox received a $1,500 Youth in Ag Scholarship sponsored by the Missouri State Fair. The Chillicothe FFA Chapter placed 14th in the Chapter Activity Award. These were awards given to the top schools in the state of Missouri. There are 343 schools with agriculture programs in the state. Congratulations to all of the FFA members who participated on any contest team this year. Your hard work is a credit to each of you as individuals.