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Elsberry FFA receives a Top Chapter Award

 Posted on April 26, 2015 at 9:45 am

Elsberry FFA placed 8th out of 338 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The Elsberry FFA Chapter advisors are Jason Vandivort and Mike McCrory. Student development activities include a

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  • Curtis places second in the equine science placement proficiency award area

     Posted on April 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Elsberry FFA Member Sheyana Curtis

    Sheyana Dawn Curtis of Elsberry received the second-place Missouri FFA Equine Science Placement Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri State FFA Convention. Curtis’s supervised agricultural experience program (SAE) comprises employment on her family farm, Horses R Us. Curtis has many responsibilities when taking care of the horses including feeding, watering, cleaning the barn and bringing the horses inside during inclement weather. She also trains horses for clients. Curtis is actively

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  • O’Brien places fourth in job interview competition

     Posted on April 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Tara O’Brien of the Elsberry FFA Chapter placed fourth in the job interview career development event at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia on April 17.

    Tara O’Brien of the Elsberry FFA Chapter placed fourth in the Job Interview Career Development Event (CDE) at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. O’Brien’s FFA advisors are Jason Vandivort and Mike McCrory. Participants in the job interview CDE must complete a resume, cover letter, job application and a personal interview. Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University, this CDE is one of many ways the FFA prepares student members for career

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  • Curtis named Area 5 Star in Agriscience

     Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Elsberry FFA Member Sheyana Curtis

    The Missouri FFA Association recognized Sheyana Dawn Curtis of the Elsberry FFA Chapter as the Area 5 Star in Agriscience at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Theresa and Terry Curtis Jr. of Elsberry. Her advisors are Jason Vandivort and Mike McCrory. Area Stars in Agriscience are selected based upon outstanding achievement in agriscience as part of the student’s supervised agriculture experience program (SAE) and active participation in

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  • Calvin receives leadership conference scholarship

     Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Kaylee Calvin

    Kaylee Calvin of the Elsberry FFA Chapter received the FFA Alumni Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) Scholarship at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia on April 16. Pictured with Calvin is Nathan Chitwood of Centralia who is representing the State FFA Alumni.

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  • Vandivort receives Honorary State FFA Degree

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Jason Vandivort

    Jason Vandivort of Elsberry was named an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Vandivort has taught agricultural education for the past 10 years at Elsberry High School. He also manages a beef cattle farm with his wife, Lacey, and two children, Jacob and Lexie. Vandivort works extensively with livestock from the school farm, including show sheep, goats and hogs. He has served as area president,

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  • Bange places second in FFA Creed Speaking

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Emily Bange of the Elsberry FFA Chapter placed second in the FFA Creed Speaking event at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia on April 17.

    Emily Bange of the Elsberry FFA Chapter placed second in the FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Sixteen individuals from six districts were selected to compete at the state level. Bange’s FFA advisors are Jason Vandivort and Mike McCrory. The competition requires contestants to recite the FFA Creed. Speakers are then asked to answer a series of questions based on their interpretation of the

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