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Southwest FFA Chapter at Barry County Fair

posted by SWR5 Web Sites

Five students from Southwest FFA Chapter participated in the Barry County Fair. Maggie Patterson and Leland Colf showed their broilers. Maggie got Grand Champion and Leland got Reserved Grand Champion. Teresa Thompson showed her Miniature zebu and got the exotic livestock grand champion. Shasta Sanders and JR Henry also showed. Shasta had hogs and goats and JR had sheep. Shasta got Grand Champion market barrow and Grand Champion market weather. 

Pictured from left to right: Maggie Patterson and Leland Colf

Pictured with her Zebu: Teresa Thompson

Southwest FFA Annual Back-to-School-Bash

posted Aug 16, 2017, 10:52 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Southwest FFA held their annual Back-to-School-Bash on August 11th. They exceeded their goal of 50 members to attend so the FFA President Maggie Patterson got a pie in the face. Our members enjoyed playing slip-n-slide kick ball, having a redneck swimming pool, and water balloons. The Back-to-School-Bash was an overall success allowing students to gain leadership skills and meet new members. 

Jarrett Pike sliding into third base. Also pictured Heidi Sutter and Logan Deason.
Southwest FFA President Maggie Patterson getting a pie in the face for reaching are chapter attendance goal.
Students enjoying the redneck swimming pool.

Southwest FFA Members attend Washington Leadership Conference

posted Jul 24, 2017, 9:47 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Two Students from Southwest FFA Chapter attend Washington Leadership Conference (also known as WLC) in Washington D.C. Sydney Delossantos and Jacey Ball participated in the five day leadership conference. This was no ordinary leadership experience, the two students made new friends from across the United State's and toured our nation's Capitol. Throughout the week the students learned self-confidence and leadership skills to take back to there FFA Chapter and share with there members.

Pictured Left to Right: Sydney Delossantos and Jacey ball in front of the Washington Monument
Pictured left to right: Jacey Ball and Sydney Delossantos in front of the National World War II Monument
Pictured Left to Right: Jacey Ball, Congressman Billy Long, and Sydney Delossantos in front of the United States Capitol

Southwest FFA Receives FCS Grant

posted Jul 24, 2017, 9:41 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

The Southwest FFA Chapter was awarded the FCS Financial Shaping Rural Missouri Grant for the third year. The $500 grant was written to build picnic tables for Seligman City Park after the students noticed a need for more seating around the splash pad. The students plan to begin building the tables this fall and to get them installed soon after.

left to right: Chapter Officers: Leland Colf, Caity Blevins, Maggie Patterson, Shaylin Hendrix, Kayleigh Booher, Jacey Ball, Aubrey Cornell, Heather Windes, and the FCS Financial Representative Brittni Ritchie

Southwest FFA students attend Public Speaking Academy

posted Jul 12, 2017, 5:44 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Three students from the Southwest FFA Chapter attended Public Speaking Academy at University of Central Missouri. For three days the students learned how to research, write, and present a speech in front of a panel of judges. Maggie Patterson and Hope Robbins participated in the intermediate category while Leland Colf participated in the advanced category.

(Warrensburg, MO) - Sixty-one FFA members from across the state participated in the Missouri FFA Public Speaking Academy held June 6-9, 2017 on the University of Central Missouri campus. The Missouri FFA, along with Case IH, made it possible for FFA members to benefit from the professional staff at University of Central Missouri. During the three-day event, FFA members used the Internet and other communication technology to develop and refine an effective speech. Dr. Terry Cunconan, Dr. Wendy Geiger, Dr. Sam Cox, and Dr. Nikki Freeman from the University's Speech Communication Department conducted the three days of intense learning. The academy was designed to help FFA members increase their confidence, develop organizational skills, use language effectively, analyze audiences and improve speaking skills by judging themselves honestly and critically -- while keeping a positive attitude. Each student presented his or her speech in competition at the conclusion of the academy. Awards were presented at a banquet held at the Elliott Student Union on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The banquet included the presentation of certificates of completion to each of the participants and recognition of the winners in each division. The finalists in each division (Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced) were presented plaques and a State Public Speaking Pin from the Missouri FFA Association. Case IH was the primary sponsor for this year’s academy. The academy was also sponsored by Seitz Fundraising, Harmison’s Hometown Fundraising, University of Central Missouri Communications Department and UCM’s Ag Club, and the Missouri FFA Association. Assisting with the three-day conference were State FFA Officers –Dakota Allen, State Vice President of the Fairfax FFA Chapter, Mariah Fox, State 1st Vice President of the Trenton FFA Chapter, Chad Laxton, State Vice President of the Miller FFA Chapter, and Isabel Legg, State Vice President of the Perryville FFA Chapter. Jessie Peterson served as a valuable intern for the event. The Conference Manager for the academy is Marie Davis, Northeast District Supervisor for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education in Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Missouri FFA has 26,057 members representing 342 chapters. The National FFA Organization has more than 649,000 members representing 7,859 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Pictured left to right: Maggie Patterson, Leland Colf, and Hope Robbins.

High School Volleyball Practice Starts July 31

posted Jul 10, 2017, 6:30 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Practice for high school volleyball begins Monday, July 31, according to Coach Voyak. The team is open to all girls in grades 9 through 12. Players need a completed physical and proof of insurance prior to practice. Here is the schedule for the first week:

July 31 - 1 to 5 p.m.

Aug. 1 - 1 to 5 p.m.

Aug. 2 - 1 to 5 p.m.

Aug. 3 - 1 to 5 p.m.

Aug. 4 - 10 to noon

Aug. 5 - 10 to noon

Southwest FFA, CDE, and LDE Teams Compete at State

posted Jun 7, 2017, 11:58 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Southwest FFA competed at state from April 19-21. Poultry got 8th in the state, soils got 30th, and creed, extemporaneous speaking, and division 1 speaking got top 5% in the state. The Southwest FFA chapter is proud of all the students that participated in contest teams and leadership events this year. We look forward to another successful year.

Poultry Team left to right: Leland Colf, Maggie Patterson, Shaylin Hendrix, and Aubrey Cornell.

Soils Team left to right: JR Henry, Hannah Outhouse, Caitlin Blevins, and Kendra Hayworth.

Creed, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Division 1 Speaking Team left to right: Hope Robbins, Leland Colf, and Sydney Delossantos 

Southwest FFA Elects 2017-2018 FFA Officer Team

posted Jun 2, 2017, 6:12 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

The 2017-2018 Southwest FFA Officers were installed the 27th of April. The New Officers have many goals to accomplish this year. Their goals are to promote agriculture, teamwork, leadership, and improve our community. They will start the year off by planning the chapter activities for the year and attending leadership conferences.


Left to right: Shaylin Hendrix (Historian), Kayleigh Booher (Sentinel), Ashlenn Robbins (Treasurer), Caitlyn Blevins (Second Vice President), Heather Windes (First Vice President), Maggie Patterson (President), Hailey Benninger (Student Advisor), Jacey Ball (Reporter), Leland Colf (Secretary), and Aubrey Cornell (Parliamentarian)

Southwest FFA Greenhouse is a Success

posted Jun 2, 2017, 6:10 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Southwest greenhouse class has been working over the past school year to plan and produce spring plants for sale. This includes greenhouse maintenance, seeding schedules, and learning to identify plants and insects that they need to know, along with learning proper watering, fertilizing, and handling techniques. The Southwest FFA and Greenhouse class would like to thank everyone for supporting them in the plant sales. Planning has already begun for next years spring plant sale.

Students listed from left to right (back row):  Levi Moore, Tyler Martin, Josh Stephens, Cameron Corter, Cody Durossette, Payton Clay. Front row listed from left to right: Sydney Delossantos, JR Henry, Bryan Jimenez, Jerica Lawrence, and Kendra Hayworth. Not pictured Devon Resz.

Southwest FFA hold Chapter Banquet

posted Jun 2, 2017, 6:08 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Southwest FFA Chapter held their banquet April 27, 2017. Chapter banquet recognizes student for their achieves over the year.  The FFA chapter award 61 proficiency awards, Star Discovery was given to Ty Howard, Star Greenhand was given to Leland Colf, and Star Chapter Farmer was given to Jacey Ball. This year Southwest FFA had 14 recipients for the Area Degree. This year recipients are: Paton Clay, Deven Resz, Landon Wright, Hannah Outhouse, Sam Owens, Caity Blevins, Hailey Benninger, Jay Fields, Adam Ramirez, Emmitt Musick, Lane Morgan, Evan Still, Frankie Benton, and Jackayla Bruno. The FFA chapter State Degrees went to: Sydney Delossantos, Michael Banks, Morgan Mitchell, JR Henry, and Kendra Hayworth.

Each year Southwest FFA gives out prestigious senior awards. This year awards are as follows: the FFA Senior Pride awards was given to Sarah Catron. The outstanding achievement award for four year seniors went to Michael Banks, Sarah Catron, Payton Clay, Sydney Delossantos, Cody Durossette, Kendra Hayworth, Morgan Mitchell, Devon Resz, Landon Wright, and JR Henry. The Outstanding Senior award was given to Kendra Hayworth. This year’s Workhorse award was given to Sydney Delossantos. The Dekalb Award went to JR Henry.

back row left to right: Heather Windes, Sarah Catron, JR Henry, State Officer Ashley Spear, Maggie Patterson, Shaylin Hendrix, Jacey Ball, Jackayla Bruno, Hannah Outhouse. Front left to right: Michael Banks, Caitlin Blevins, Kendra Hayworth, Hailey Benninger, Jerica Lawrence, Sydney Delossantos, Aubry Cornell, Hope Robbins, and Kayleigh Booher

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