Cassville FFA finds success at state

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Top row, from left: State Champion Meats Evaluation Team; FFA Advisors Jimmy Hinson and John Littlefield; and State Champion Food Science and Technology Team. Bottom row: 6th Place Livestock Evaluation Team; State Degree Recipients Nathan Dick, Cole Jackson, Trevor Morgan, Kory Harvey and Alexis Coursey; and State Chorus Participants Seth Stockton and Catie Edmondson. Contributed photo

The Cassville FFA held its annual chapter banquet on May 5. The banquet was a time to reflect on the past year and install the future officers of the Cassville FFA.  Awards earned included:

Greenhand Degree

A total of 44 first-year members met the minimum requirements to receive their Greenhand Degree. Landry Mills and Dalton Anderson were awarded the Star Greenhand Award for their outstanding participation in the year’s activities.

The 2019-2020 Cassville FFA Officers include, from left: Hailey Bowen, Riley Mills, Lindsay Russell, Lindee Mitchell, Angelina Liggett, Landry Mills and Grady Stephenson. Contributed photo

Chapter FFA Degree

22 members qualified to receive their Chapter FFA Degree.

The Star Chapter Farmer was awarded to Lindee Mitchell. Star Chapter Placement was awarded to Roper Stone and the Star Agribusiness was awarded to Nathan Dick.

Area FFA Degree

The following members were recognized for receiving their Area FFA Degree: Lindee Mitchell, Angelina Liggett, Devin Ruark, Catie Edmondson and Grady Stephenson.

State FFA Degree

Cassville FFA had 5 members receive their State FFA Degree: Alexis Coursey, Cole Jackson, Kory Harvey, Nathan Dick and Trevor Morgan.

American FFA Degree

The following members received the highest degree a member can earn last October and was recognized for their hard work and achievements throughout their FFA Careers. Mattie Stephenson, Kyle Cheek, Jace Mason and Austin McClintock.

The Honorary Degree was earned by Tony Mitchell and Rocky Stone for their support, devotion and dedication to the Cassville FFA Chapter.  

The DeKalb Accomplishment Outstanding Senior was awarded to Andrew Littlefield and Cole Jackson.

Special Awards Given were the Student Coach Award, Kobe Blisard was given this award for his time and dedication to his teammates while preparing for the meats evaluation CDE. The Blue & Gold was awarded to Juliette Okel and Seth Stockton.

Proficiency Awards were given to the following members for being successful in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences:

• Cole Jackson, Beef Production Placement,

• Alexis Coursey, Ag Sales Placement,

• Andrew Littlefield, Dairy Production Placement

• Lindee Mitchell, Outdoor Recreation.

The banquet also celebrated those who participated in Career Development Events and Leadership Development Events. In the spring of 2019. Cassville had 2 State Champion teams, Meats evaluation and Food Science and technology a State Runner-Up Job Interview winner in Cole Jackson, and a Livestock Evaluation Team placing 6th at State. The State Champions will go on to compete at the National level this upcoming fall season.

The Cassville FFA Chapter is also pleased to announce that Lindee Mitchell is the Area 11 Sentinel for the 2019-2020 year.

The new Cassville FFA Chapter Officer Team for the 2019-2020 year will be: Lindee Mitchell, President; Grady Stephenson, Vice President; Hailey Bowen, Secretary; Lindsay Russell, Treasurer; Riley Mills, Reporter; Landry Mills, Sentinel; and Angelina Liggett, Historian.