By Ava Akers, Reporter
Every year Schuyler FFA comes together to recognize the kids’ hard work, accomplishments, and say a final goodbye to the seniors. This year the seniors in FFA were Gavin Veatch, Addison Spray, Wade Cooper, and Evan Lawrence. The Schuyler County FFA Alumni presented two $300 scholarships to Wade Cooper and Gavin Veatch. The Schuyler FFA also awarded one $300 scholarship to Addison Spray.
Each year members work toward the Greenhand and Chapter Degree medal. The FFA Greenhand Degree awarded to 16 freshmen. The Chapter FFA Degree awarded to 14 sophomores. Those, who received the degree, were awarded their respected pin.
Students, who excel in their supervised agricultural experience programs, can be recognized through the proficiency award program. Members must fill out an application to receive this. It can be awarded at local, state, and national levels, but this was the local award.
Schuyler FFA Proficiency Award Program
Mechanics and Maintenance Entrepreneurship: Garret Summers
Beef Production Entrepreneurship: McKinley Aeschliman
Beef Production Placement: Mark Farnsworth
Food Service Placement: Madison Haley
Food Production Placement: Phoenyx Culler
Forage Production Placement: Eddie Berry
Outdoor Recreational Entrepreneurship: Brayden Jones
Poultry Production Entrepreneurship: Hayden Dixon
Specialty Crop Production Entrepreneurship: Mariah Buckallew
Specialty Crop Production Placement: Easton Kimber
Small Animal Production Entrepreneurship: Ava Akers
Swine Production Entrepreneurship: Kaycee Hart
Turf Grass Management Entrepreneurship: Ryan Farris
Vegetable Production Entrepreneurship: Jacie Morris
Scholarship Pins were awarded to students, who have maintained an A- or above in their agriculture class.
Freshman: Sidney Aeschliman, Ava Akers, Eddie Berry, Mariah Buckallew, Phoenyx Cullers, Easton Kimber, Allie Lanham, and Delaynie Ruths.
Sophomores: Natalee Beeler, Hayden Dixon, Mark Farnsworth, Madison Haley, Kaycee Hart, Ashlyn Laws, and Rachel Wallace.
Juniors: McKinley Aeschliman, Emilee Byrn, Emma Fredrick, and Lilyann Groseclose.
Seniors: Wade Cooper, Addison Spray, and Gavin Veatch.
Star Greenhand Award
This year Mariah Buckallew won the Star Greenhand Award, because she had proven her leadership skills, ability to excel with her agriculture programs, and being there, when the chapter needed her most.
Star Chapter Farmer
Gavin Veatch won the Star Chapter Farmer award for showing that he has the most outstanding farmer program and FFA participation of the chapter.
We also congratulated our Livestock Judging team for making it to state and for placing 14th out of 24 teams. This team consisted of Gavin Veatch, McKinley Aeschliman, Ashlyn Laws, and Jacie Morris.
We also have Mariah Buckallew attending HYMAX this summer. This is a leadership camp that only accepted 75 first-year ag students in all of Missouri.
After we gave out awards, we installed our 2021-22 officers.
Our New Team Is:
President: McKinley Aeschliman
1st Vice President: Jacie Morris
2nd Vice President: Mariah Buckallew
Secretary: Kaycee Hart
Treasurer: Ashlyn Laws
Reporter: Ava Akers
Sentinel: Emilee Byrns
Historian: Sidney Aeschliman
Parliamentarian: Clayton Droste
Chaplain: Natalee Beeler
Junior Advisor: Emma Fredrick
Then these new officers proceeded to finish off our 2021 FFA Banquet meeting.