On March 1, 2018, it was announced that 15 members of the Chillicothe FFA will be receiving their State FFA Degree, in Columbia, Mo., on April 20, 2018.

On March 1, 2018, it was announced that 15 members of the Chillicothe FFA will be receiving their State FFA Degree, in Columbia, Mo., on April 20, 2018. Before receiving this degree they had to meet a number of qualifications and fill out an application that followed their SAE and leadership skills. Chillicothe FFA had the highest number of State FFA Degree’s of any chapter in the state of Missouri. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree that the Missouri FFA Association can give to its members. This degree is awarded to the top three percent of the total State FFA membership each year. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree that the Missouri FFA Association can give to its members. This degree is awarded to the top three percent of the total State FFA membership each year who have met the following qualifications: 1. Have received the Chapter FFA Degree; 2. Have been an active FFA member for at least two years (24 months) at the time of receiving the State FFA Degree; 3. While in school, have completed the equivalent of at least two years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level, which includes a supervised agricultural experience program; 4. A student after entering agricultural education must have: a. earned and productively invested at least $1000; or b. worked at least 300 hours in excess of class time; or c. a combination thereof, in a supervised agricultural experience program; 5. Demonstrate leadership ability by: a). Performing ten procedures of parliamentary law; b.) Giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or the FFA; c). Serving as an officer, committee chairperson, or participating member of a chapter committee; 6. Have a satisfactory scholastic record as certified by the local agricultural education instructor and the principal or superintendent; 7. Have participated in the planning and completion of the chapter Program of Activities; 8. Have participated in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level; 9. Have participated in at least 25 hours of community service, within at least 2 different community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid SAE hours; Those from the local chapter who received the State FFA Degree include: Marley Anderson, daughter of Mark and Anne Anderson; McKenzie Anderson, daughter of John and Shellie Anderson; Elena Boon, daughter of Arte and Suzy Boon; Isaiah Boon, son of Arte and Suzy Boon; Kaylie Campbell, daughter of Vince and Rachelle Campbell; Austin Case, son of Steve and Julie Case; Liberty Cox, daughter of Joseph and Terria Cox; Eric Davis, son of Scott and Heather Davis; Gracie Ellis, daughter of Scott and Brandi Ellis; Emilee Haley, daughter of Stephen and Brenda Haley; Ben Hayen, son of Bill and Shelley Hayen; Molly Jones, daughter of Michael and Kate Jones; Adler Marshall, son of Jeff and Kim Marshall; Cameron Moore, daughter of Tammy Moore and Rusty Moore; Lane Peters, son of Maria Peters and Robby Peters; Christian Reed, son of Joe and Tonya Reed; Claire Shipp, daughter of John and Annie Shipp; Drew Toedebusch, son of Tammi Toedebusch and Kenny Toedebusch.