Education briefs

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Exeter FFA chapter among best in state

The Exeter FFA Chapter recently received a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award, from the Missouri FFA Association. Exeter placed 21st out of 351 chapters. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. The top chapters will compete for the National FFA Chapter Award, which is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. Winners will be announced this fall at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Sponsored by FCS Financial, the National Chapter Award Program honors those chapters that improve chapter operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership. The Exeter FFA advisor is Rachael Brown.

Washburn student named to MVC'S Spring 2021 Deanís List

Heather Riley Windes, of Washburn, was named to Missouri Valley Collegeís Spring 2021 Dean's List. Windes is an agri-business major. The requirements for the Dean's List are a 3.3 or higher grade point average; at least 12 graded hours for the semester and no "D," "F," or "Incomplete" grades for the semester.

CCTA awards scholarships

Laney Roller, Jerome Ewing and Sadie Reuter were recognized during the Cassville Community Teachers Association (CCTA) annual banquet Friday, May 28 as the recipients of senior scholarships.

CCTA recognizes 2021 retirees

Several staff members set to retire from the Cassville School District were recognized during the Cassville Community Teachers Association (CCTA) annual banquet Friday, May 28. They include: Catherine Weaver, Lisa Cooper, Mary Collins, Steve Erwin, Steven Lehman, Steve Bergman, Travis Wells, Jim Barton, Kristie Preddy, Leigh Martin, Melissa Vollenweider and Carroll Tucker.

Cassville native among Iowa State Universityís Spring grads

Clayton Schowe, of Cassville, recently graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science in animal science. Students had the opportunity to attend in-person ceremonies and celebrations on May 7 and 8 at Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium, which were livestreamed for those who preferred a virtual option.

Area students earn spot on UCM Deanís List

Audrie Jean Louise Thorpe, of Cassville, and Nolan J Crain, of Shell Knob, were named to the University of Central Missouri Spring 2021 Semester Deanís List for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Missouri S&T announces honor list

Missouri University of Science and Technology recently announced the names of students who made the honor list for the Spring 2021 semester, including two from Cassville. They are: David Newman, a senior majoring in civil engineering; and Juliette Okel, a junior majoring in technical communication. To be included on the honor list, students must have carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0.

Martin graduates from Pacific University

Richard Dane Martin, of Cassville, graduated from Pacific University in Oregon in May with a Doctor of Optometry from the College of Optometry.

Moseley graduates from U of A

John Hilsden Moseley, of Wheaton, graduated with a bachelor of science in poultry science from the University of Arkansas on May 8 with highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude). While at U of A, Hilsden was selected to serve as a Bumpers College Student Ambassador representing the Poultry Science Department and Transfer Students during the 2020/2021 school term. Hilsden worked for the university at the State of Arkansas Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and also for the universityís Poultry Health Research Laboratory. He was active in the Poultry Science Club, Pre-Vet Club, and the Cattlemanís Association. Hilsden has also completed summer internships with Tyson Foods, Butterball Midwest, and Cobb-Vantress Pedigree Division. In early spring of 2021, Hilsden was accepted into the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Science Program. He will start classes this August in Columbia. Hilsden is a 2019 graduate of Crowder College and a 2017 graduate of Wheaton High School. He is the son of Jay and Natalie Moseley, grandson of John and Billie Jean Higgs, and grandson of the late Jack and the late Carol Moseley.